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

Caring for Firemouth cichlids

It’s up there as one of the best old school cichlids for the larger community, but did you know it also makes a great…

We take a closer look at the underrated Melon barb

Maybe it’s time we stiffened our up our lips, swallowed our collective pride and admit that we were wrong about barbs.…

How to style yourself on Botanicals

There has been a definite buzz in the aquarium world recently, about what has come to be known as the ‘botanical-style…

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!