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Practical Fishkeeping Magazine

12 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From $5.42 per issue Practical Fishkeeping (PFK) magazine is the world’s leading authority on keeping, or aspiring to keep, fish. .. read more 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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• 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.  read less
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This has been a learning curve of an issue for me, and I am delighted to welcome new contributor Michael Salutin to PFK. His feature on mormyrids has given me great insight into a family of fish I knew far too little about, and you can find more about these amazing creatures—and the challenges in keeping them—on page 28.
I feel all the more educated for his submission.
Alas, I close this issue with a heavy heart. As we go to press I have learnt that Reef Builders managing editor Jake Adams has passed away. .. read more A former PFK contributor and a veritable tour de force in the marine aquarium hobby, I am sure I speak on behalf of all aquarists when I say that he will be truly missed. As such, it’s only right that I’ve invited Jeremy Gay, former PFK editor, and a friend and colleague of Jake’s, to write the obituary that you will find in place of this month’s Tailpiece.  read less
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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Below is a selection of articles in Practical Fishkeeping Practical Fishkeeping December 2022.

Welcome THIS HAS been a learning curve of an issue for me, and I am delighted to welcome new contributor Michael Salutin to PFK. His feature on mormyrids has given me great insight into a family of fish I k...
THE unstoppable RICEFISH FACTFILE DID YOU KNOW? WHERE IN THE WORLD? DID YOU KNOW? Oryzias dancena MAX PEDLEY INDIAN FAIRY RICE FISH The scientific name for these fish is a direct reference to Oryza—rice —the pad...
JOURNEY TO THE BLACKENED WATERS MICHAEL TUCCINARDI ALL PHOTOS: MIKE TUCCINARDI MICHAEL TUCCINARDI Mike is an industry professional, writer, and photographer known primarily for his fieldwork ...
BRINGING GOURAMIS BACK WHY THE LONG FINS? FACTFILE DID YOU KNOW? FACTFILE FACTFILE Top tip FACTFILE ARE THERE ANY MORE? Trichopodus It’s hard to miss the long pelvic fins, whispy as hair and occasionally wavi...
More than an elephant-nose MICHAEL SALUTIN WITH THANKS TO... FACTFILE Mormyrids This feature would not be possible without the help of Bruce A. Carlson, Professor of biology at Washington University, and Rose Peterson, ...
BREEDING BEARDIES MARK WALTERS FACTFILE MOR EINFO Bearded cory BEARDED CATFISH Fancy some free catfish features? Check out the Catfish Study Group journals at www.catfishstudygroup.org/journal/back_issues.php ...

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