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 wrong with this catfish?

Dr Peter Burgess helps one reader who is worried about one of his Dora catfish.

What can I keep with Jaguar cichlids?

One of our readers would like to know whether their aquarium is big enough to house two Jaguar cichlids. Jeremy Gay…

Are there any ‘easy’ nudibranchs?

David Wolfenden shares his advice to a reader who wants to know if there are any nudibranchs that can be kept in their…

How do I stop my red plants fading?

Have you ever wondered why your red plants fade so quickly? Jeremy Gay offers his advice to one reader who would like to…

Can I add a Firemouth or two?

Jermey Gay gives his advice to a reader who would like to add a couple of cichlids to her tank.

Are these loaches hiding?

One reader hasn't seen his five Kuhli loaches since the first day he added them to this tank, and wants to know if…

How do I eradicate pest starfish?

David Wolfenden shares his advice to a reader that is having a problem with a pest starfish in his tank.

Can I grow on Koi in this set-up?

One of our readers would like to get some Koi to grown on in their tank, with a view to transferring them to a pond,…

Can I safely add some shrimp?

Neale Monks offers his advice to a reader who is thinking about adding some Cherry shrimp to his aquarium set-up...