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!

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...

Will this lobster suit my tank?

David Wolfenden gives his advice to a reader who is thinking about adding a squat lobster to his tank.

What is this lump on my goldfish?

Dr Peter Burgess helps a reader who is worried about a lump he has found on his goldfish.

Is my goldfish stressed?

Jeremy Gay offers his advice to a reader that is worried her goldfish is stressed.

Why haven’t my fish spawned?

Max Pedley gives his advice to a reader who is having issues getting his fish to spawn.

Will my lionfish’s fin grow back?

David Wolfenden shares his advice to a reader that is worried that their lionfish's fin won't grow back.

Does my fish have flatulence?

Dr Peter Burgess gives his advice to a reader who is concerned their fish's flatulence could be fatal.