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Practical Fishkeeping brings you inspirational and informative articles from some of the top experts in fishkeeping.

Setting up a modern day Dwarf Gourami community tank 

Returning to your hobby roots can be an invigorating experience for you and your fish. Bob Mehen models a modern home…

What is ‘flashing’ in fish?

Neale Monks explains the meaning of 'flashing' and how to prevent it becoming a problem for your fish.

Become a better fishkeeper by learning from old mistakes

It’s not all success in fishkeeping, but we can be grateful that those who make errors know to share them. Gabor Horvath…

The story behind breeding a show calibre fish

There’s more to breeding a show calibre fish than putting two pretty specimens together and hoping for the best. Show…

A day in the fish house

What goes on inside a fish house? Does it cost much? Is it labour intensive? Gabor Horvath answers the common questions…

Fish Shop Etiquette

Visiting your local trop shop isn’t like taking tea at the Savoy, but even so, there are ways to show good manners!

What is the Peruvian Altum?

Pick up any decent tropical fish encyclopaedia and you’ll see three species laid out fair and square: the Common…

What can I keep with shrimp?

Colourful centrepiece or expensive snack? The fish you house with your shrimp need to be carefully chosen if you want to…

How to know when your fish needs a professional vet

It’s okay to admit you’re out of your depth. We ask a fish vet for advice on when to call in the professionals…