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!

What’s causing these lumps on my fish?

Fish expert Peter responds to a reader who’s fish has developed lumps…

Is my clownfish too old for a mate?

A reader is wondering if her 10-year-old clown fish will accept a new mate – Jeremy advises…

Will these sightless fish fit in?

Are Blind cave tetras suitable for a general community? A reader asks for Neale’s advice…

Which shoaling fish should we choose?

Bob helps a reader who would like to stock their tank with some shoaling fish...

What can I keep in my hard water aquarium?

A reader asks what fish she can keep in her hard water aquarium...

Can I keep female Fighters together?

A reader asks if she can keep a group of female Fighters together in her tank. Bobs advises...

Will this shrimp be okay with my catfish?

Neale advises a reader who wants to know if a Blue armoured shrimp would be compatible with his whiptail catfish…

How do I keep these hybrid cichlids?

A reader asks us for the best way to keep some Flowerhorn cichlids – Jeremy advises…

Why won’t the ammonia go away?

Despite carrying out frequent water changes and cleaning, reader Deborah Smith is struggling to keep the ammonia levels…