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Practical Fishkeeping Magazine

12 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From $5.25 per issue Practical Fishkeeping (PFK) magazine is the world’s leading authority on keeping, or aspiring to keep, fish. It caters for the very keenest fishkeepers but also right through to beginners, covering freshwater, tropical, marine and coldwater fishkeeping. It is a comprehensive guide to fish, products, retailers, and techniques to get the most out of fishkeeping.

All our features are written by experts in their fields, ensuring you get the best advice possible on fishkeeping and fish species, as well as creating and maintaining fantastic aquatic environments for them to live in.

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• Expert guides to global fish species
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• Expert advice on aquascaping

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Practical Fishkeeping  |  November 2021  


WAIT, WHERE on Earth did the summer go? I blinked and I missed it, and what’s worse is that I also missed all of the good things that go with an aquarist’s sunny season — ponds and koi!

This whole year has been a hangover from the lockdown era of 2020, and I’m only just fi nding myself able to get back out on the road right now. As such, I’m especially jealous — but delighted — when I read the works of contributors like Tai Strietman (p54), Michel Keijman (p14) and Chris Sergeant (p6), recounting their face-to-face interactions with fi sh in the wild. Lockdown hasn’t stopped aquarists from being expressive, either, as evidenced by the prodigious creative streak shown by relative aquascaping newcomer Jordan Stirrat (p46). Perhaps my motto for the last year should have been ‘if you can’t beat them, join them, and if you can’t join them, read about them instead!’ It’s certainly worked okay for me...
Practical Fishkeeping (PFK) magazine is the world’s leading authority on keeping, or aspiring to keep, fish. It caters for the very keenest fishkeepers but also right through to beginners, covering freshwater, tropical, marine and coldwater fishkeeping. It is a comprehensive guide to fish, products, retailers, and techniques to get the most out of fishkeeping.

All our features are written by experts in their fields, ensuring you get the best advice possible on fishkeeping and fish species, as well as creating and maintaining fantastic aquatic environments for them to live in.

Inside you’ll find:

• The latest aquarium equipment reviewed
• Tips on how to look after and keep your fish
• Expert guides to global fish species
• Advice on tropical marine tanks
• Advice on freshwater: tropical and cold water tanks
• Expert advice on aquascaping

PFK is published 12 times a year and is Britain's biggest-selling fish-keeping magazine.
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i think the magazine is great i would love to get the print version but i cant see paying double for us delivery. Reviewed Thursday, 4 March 2021
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how come not shipping to the book stores can't buy your mag in the US Reviewed Sunday, 27 December 2020
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Always loved this mag. Reviewed Tuesday, 23 June 2020
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Lots of interesting articles and info concerning fish keeping. Reviewed Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Fantastic looking mag

Really great read packed full of interesting, informative and in-depth articles. Great photography and lovely looking. I look forward to getting mine and always feel inspired by the content.
Just wish I had more tanks...
Reviewed Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Articles in this issue

Below is a selection of articles in Practical Fishkeeping November 2021.

Welcome WAIT, WHERE on Earth did the summer go? I blinked and I missed it, and what’s worse is that I also missed all of the good things that go with an aquarist’s sunny season — ponds and koi! This ...
THE GHOST OF YEARS GONE BY ALAMY CHRIS SERGEANT Chris works in conservation research and contributes to many aquarium publications. PERUSING THE bank of marine tanks on a recent visit to my local aqua...
Hype for Hypostomus DID YOU KNOW? Hypostomus regani. TAI STRIETMAN There are currently 148 valid species of Hypostomus listed on fishbase, including the infamous Hypostomus plecostomus. LUIZ TENCATT ...
The Red Devils of Ghana Top Tip FACTFILE FACTFILE Impending revision For an easier introduction to Jewel cichlids, look for the common species on sale, Hemichromis bimaculatus. JEWEL CICHLID At the present time there’s a...
Under the Umbrella DID YOU KNOW? The role of heat Top Tip FACTFILE Some aquarists believe that the Opal A. borellii may represent a different species to the ‘true’ A. borellii. Water temperature plays a key role in d...
THE MANY CONCEPTS OF JORDAN STIRRAT TANK 1 STATS TANK 2 STATS TANK 3 STATS TANK 4 STATS TANK 5 STATS TANK 6 STATS MEET THE AQUASCAPER Aquarium – ADA 60-F Aquarium – ADA 45-P Aquarium – ADA 60-F Lighting – Twinstar 600CA II Lig...

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