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!

Why is my tank turning black?

Bob Mehen helps a reader understand the reasons his tank is turning black.

Can I feed earthworms to my fish?

Neale Monks advises on what to look out for when feeding earthworms to your fish.

How do I keep this puffer?

Neale Monks helps a reader identify a puffer.

Which of these ‘firemouths’ is best for me?

Jeremy Gay advises a reader on keeping Firemouths in a community tank.

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.