Fishkeeping Answers

Need fishkeeping advice? 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. 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 ‘tame’ this gourami?

A reader asks for advice on what to do with his stroppy gourami...

What can I keep in this nano tank?

What fish can be kept in a 45 x 45 x 45cm nano aquarium? Neale advises...

Which starfish should I choose?

Are there any starfish that are relatively easy to keep? Expert Jeremy advises...

How do I rehome these fish?

What do you recommend as a good way to rehome fish that you no longer have space for?

What can I keep with my puffer?

What fish can you keep with a Dog-faced puffer? Jeremy advises...

Is there a cichlid for my community tank?

Jeremy advises which type of cichlid that could be added to a tank with a community of mainly medium-sized fish...

Will algae killers harm my shrimp?

Are shrimp sensitive to algae growth retardants? A reader asks...

Why is this dirt coming out of my filters?

Neale explains to one of our readers why their filter pumps out dirt into to the fish tank after it's just been…

Which fish will complement this pink plant?

A reader is setting up a tank with some Cryptocoryne and asks which fish would complement the pink colours. Jeremy…