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!

Can fish get too fat?

A reader is concerned that her fish are fat - Jeremy offers his advice...

What can I keep in a summer tub?

A readers asks which fish could survive the British climate, PFK expert Bob Mehen advises.

Can I add plants to my trickle filter

A reader asks for advice on which plants to use in a trickle filter. PFK expert Jeremy Gay gives advice.

Will this loach eat my fish?  

A reader worries about her new stock being eaten. Bob Mehen advises.

How do I treat Dermocystidium

A reader worries about her diseased Cardinal Tetras, Dr Peter Burgess advises.

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.