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!

Do these predators need live food?

Jeremy Gay advises a reader on feeding anglerfish.

What fish can I keep in this hard water?

Bob Mehen answers the question of keeping fish in hard water.

Why can’t we keep bottom feeding fish?

Bob Mehen answers the problem of keeping fish that feed on the bottom of the tank.

Can I hatch out a shark and grow it on?

Jeremy Gay advises on whether it’s wise to keep a shark in a home aquarium.

Can I add pondfish in autumn?

One reader asks when is the latest he can add goldfish to his pond? Jeremy Gay advises.

Will my lighting hurt these fishes’ eyes?

One PFK reader would like to know if his LED plant specialist lighting will cause his albino Kribs any problems.

What should I feed my veggie fish?

Bob Mehen gives his advice to a PFK reader who would like to know what food he can safely feed his vegetarian fish.

How do I set up for these gobies?

Neil Monks gives his advice to a reader who would like to set up a brackish biotope for bumblebee gobies.

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…