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 can I keep in a summer tub?

Jeremy Gay advises on which fish would suit a tub in summer months.

Did a tank overhaul kill these fish?

Dr Peter Burgess contemplates the reasons why a reader's fish may have died following a tank refurbishment.

Which dwarf cichlids would suit this set-up?

Max Pedley advises on setting up a tropical tank.

Why won’t this Discus fish eat?

Jeremy Gay tackles the question of a Discus not taking food.

What caused my barb’s whirling behaviour?

Dave Hulse answers a reader worried about her Rosy barb.

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.