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!

Would an all-male African cichlid set-up work?

Jermey Gay gives his advice to a reader who is returning to the hobby after a break, and would like to know whether an…

How should I adjust this water?

One reader would like some advice on how is best to adjust the water in her tank. Neale Monks gives his advice...

What is this mystery fish?

Jeremy Gay shares his advice to a PFK reader who has found a mystery fish after dismantling an old above-ground pond.

What are these bugs?

Neale Monks gives his advice to a reader who has discovered some little creatures swimming about the gravel in his…

Should I switch my sump to live rock?

One PFK reader would like some advice on whether she can switch her sump to live rock. David Wolfenden offers his…

Are Boxing shrimp predatory?

Jeremy Gay offers his advice to a PFK reader who found his Boxing shrimp eating one of his blennies, and is worried his…

Where did these fish disappear to?

Bob Mehen gives his advice to a reader who is concerned about why his Cherry barbs are disappearing.

How do I safely cycle this larger set-up? 

One PFK reader would like to know the quickest way to get his new tank safely cycled and the fish moved. Bob Mehen gives…

Which fish are best for a beginner to marines?

Jeremy Gay gives his advice to a reader who after over 30 years of experience with tropical freshwater fish, is thinking…