Fishkeeping Answers

Need fishkeeping advice? We have a team of top aquatic experts on hand to answer your questions. Email us at questions@practicalfishkeeping.co.uk and we'll pass your question on to the most relevant expert. Remember to include as much information as you can about your set-up and a photo could be useful too. There are even prizes for the Tropical, Marine, Plant and Coldwater/Pond letters of the month!

How do I stop my red plants fading?

Have you ever wondered why your red plants fade so quickly? Jeremy Gay offers his advice to one reader who would like to…

Can I add a Firemouth or two?

Jermey Gay gives his advice to a reader who would like to add a couple of cichlids to her tank.

Are these loaches hiding?

One reader hasn't seen his five Kuhli loaches since the first day he added them to this tank, and wants to know if…

How do I eradicate pest starfish?

David Wolfenden shares his advice to a reader that is having a problem with a pest starfish in his tank.

Can I grow on Koi in this set-up?

One of our readers would like to get some Koi to grown on in their tank, with a view to transferring them to a pond,…

Can I safely add some shrimp?

Neale Monks offers his advice to a reader who is thinking about adding some Cherry shrimp to his aquarium set-up...

Will this lobster suit my tank?

David Wolfenden gives his advice to a reader who is thinking about adding a squat lobster to his tank.

What is this lump on my goldfish?

Dr Peter Burgess helps a reader who is worried about a lump he has found on his goldfish.

Is my goldfish stressed?

Jeremy Gay offers his advice to a reader that is worried her goldfish is stressed.