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!

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…

How do I hatch and rear Angels?

Neale Monks gives his advice to a reader who suspects his Angels are eating their eggs, and would like to know whether…

What should I do with all these fry?

One reader is looking for advice on how to best re-home his Guianacara jatapu fry. Jeremy Gay advises...

Should we go back to an undergravel filter?

Neale Monks gives his advice to a reader who is concerned about his elderly mother struggling with her community tank,…

What’s got under the skin of my Rams?

One PFK reader has a problem with his blue Rams developing a fungal infection. Dave Hulse shares his opinion...

Is a greenhouse aquarium suitable for shrimp?

One reader would like to know if he can breed some Cherry shrimp in his unheated greenhouse aquarium. Neale Monks…