Fishkeeping Advice

Fishkeeping advice answering all of your questions on keeping cold water, tropical, marine, freshwater and salt water fish.

We have a team of top aquatic experts on hand to answer your questions, email us at [email protected] and we'll pass your question on to the most relevant expert. 

Are shelldwellers community-safe?

A reader asks what size aquarium would be needed for his shelldwelling cichlids.

How do I treat this sore?

One reader is concerned about a brown spot that has gradually grown on his Angelfish.

How do I get my balance back?

A reader worries about the algae in his tank using up nutrients. Jeremy Gay advises.

How do I keep this predatory fish?

A reader contemplates buying a Yellow leaf fish for his tank. Jeremy Gay advises.

Can I breed these gobies?

A reader would like to set up a Biotope-type aquarium for Stiphodon Gobies. Neale Monks advises.

How do I swap this substrate safely?

One reader asks about replacing the gravel with sand in his tank. Bob Mehan advises.

What’s causing this white ‘powder’ in my tank?

A reader asks if tap water is causing the silt build up in her tank.

Are all my fish at risk?

A reader is puzzled about losing fish and is concerned about all of her tanks. Dr. Peter Burgess advises.

Can I keep a pleco 'community'?

Bob Mehan advises a reader on settling Peckoltia in a 450 l tank.