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12 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From $3.00 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.

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Practical Fishkeeping  |  August 2021  


Sometimes I feel like I should just concede defeat, but I never like to go down without a fight. A couple of the features in this issue were difficult, but that was only because they were ambitious. In particular, my feature on Sundadanio proved to be a nightmare when trying to unravel the right identifications for the images, and I’m still not sure I’ve got them right. I apologise if I haven’t, but just know that I pored over descriptions for days and had a few restless nights on the back of that article.

I’m also delighted to be able to run a feature on a species that seems to get lots of publicity for all the wrong reasons. Daniel Konn-Vetterlein’s piece on Gulper catfish helps to redress the balance of a fish that gets wheeled out like a circus act on social media, but deserves so much more.
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 August 2021.

Welcome Nathan Hill, Editor Stay in touch Email us at editorial@practicalfishkeeping.co.uk Watch us on youtube.com/user/practicalfishkeeping Follow u...
Lampeye-Spy MAX PEDLEY FACTFILE What is a coastal plain? MAX PEDLEY Max is director of Ornamental Aquatic Wholesale and a college instructor with an enviable fish collection. E...
GULP! DANIEL KONN-VETTERLEIN FACTFILE DANIEL KONN-VETTERLEIN President of International Society for Barbs, Tetras, Loaches and Catfish. GULPER CATFISH President of Inter...
Caring for Sundadanio FACTFILE FACTFILE FACTFILE Unique croakers EMERALD GREEN SUNDADANIO NEON RED SUNDADANIO NEON BLUE SUNDADANIO Sundadanio are unlike other fish. In particular, the muscles and the bones of the males ...
WHAT’S BLACK & RED ALL OVER? TAI STRIETMAN FACTFILE TAI STRIETMAN A former aquarist at London Zoo, Tai is now based in Brazil where he is researching and studying fish. BLACK PHANTOM TETRA A fo...
Earning your Stripes CHRIS SERGEANT FACTFILE CHRIS SERGEANT Chris works in conservation research and writes for a variety of aquarium publications. ZEBRA DANIO Chris works in conservat...

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