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

Little Dopplegangers

Bored of the same old options of shrimps or Badis for your nano set-up? Fear not, here’s a catfish that won’t take up…

Hooked on Tobacco

Looking for colourful marines that are neither too big nor too small? Check out Tobacco basslets...

The popular plecos

Do you have a favourite catfish? If not, then it’s high time you considered the small and charming Hypancistrus, writes…

Behold Black Rubies!

Occasionally it does us good to step back and look at ‘traditional’ fish with fresh eyes. Gabor Horvath thinks that the…

The clinging catfish

Fancy setting up a flowing tank for more than just South American suckermouths? Oh my, have I got the project for you…

Guidelines for an Aquarium Hardscape

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Whether its a stunning diorama of a weathered mountain range or miniature valleys and pathways, Riverwood Aquatics owner…

A trip in time: the cichlid hunters of Caquetá

A historic cichlid-seeking visit to Colombia came up trumps when a new species was uncovered.

Women in fishkeeping

Women are making an increasingly visual presence in the world of aquatics, and the hobby has a long history of female…

A blackwater breakdown

The blackwater biotope is all the rage in hobby circles, but is there more to it than just staining the water? Chris…