Fishkeeping Advice

Fishkeeping advice answering all of your questions on keeping cold water, tropical, marine, freshwater and salt water fish.

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. 

How long do tropical fish live for?

Neale Monks explains why the lifespan of a fish is difficult to predict.

Do I need a background for my tank?

Bob Mehen helps a reader decide whether or not to have a background for an aquascape.

Can I add some gobies to this community tank? 

Neale Monks advises on the pitfalls of keeping gobies in a community tank.

Are these fish a good Tiger barb alternative?

A reader asks if Five-banded barbs would settle better with her Gouramis and Guppies.

What can I keep with this frog?

Neale Monks advises a reader on the best way to accommodate his African clawed frog.

How far apart should I place my corals?

Jeremy Gay advises on how to safely place corals in a tank.

How do I keep telescope-eye goldfish?

Jeremy Gay helps a reader choose a tank to keep telescope-eyed fancy goldfish.

How do I set up this rearing tank? 

Neale Monks advises a reader on protecting his newborns in a rearing tank.

What causes swim bladder disease? 

Dr. Peter Burgess advises on possible remedies to treat fish with swim bladder disease.