Fishkeeping Answers

Need fishkeeping advice? We have a team of top aquatic experts on hand to answer your questions. Email us at 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 can I get my fish to shoal?

Practical Fishkeeping •

Why don't fish that shoal in nature swim in the same way when added to the aquarium?

Should I add a mate for this grumpy gourami?

Practical Fishkeeping •

Bob Mehen has some advice for a reader whose gourami has turned into a bit of bully.

How can I stop insects eating my fry?

Practical Fishkeeping •

Neale Monks advises a reader who has discovered some uninvited guests in his breeding set-up.

Is this partner-swapping normal?

Practical Fishkeeping •

Neale Monks offers some advice to a reader with partner-swapping angels.

Why won't this cloudy water clear?

Practical Fishkeeping •

Bob Mehen has some advice for a PFK reader with a cloudy aquarium.