Practical Fishkeeping

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Practical Fishkeeping
Editor Karen Youngs
Categories Fishkeeping
Frequency 13 issues per year
Publisher Bauer Verlagsgruppe
First issue April 1966
Country United Kingdom
Based in Peterborough
Language English

Practical Fishkeeping (also known as PFK) is a United Kingdom-based aquarium magazine. It is published every four weeks by Bauer.[1] The title covers the entire aquatic market from tropical freshwater and tropical marine fishkeeping throughout the year to small amounts of pond and coldwater fish coverage during the summer months.

History and profile[edit]

Originally called Pet Fish Monthly, the title launched in April 1966. The title changed its name to Practical Fishkeeping in 1981.[1] The magazine is edited by Nathan Hill, who took on the role as of January 2018. Regular contributing authors include, Nathan Hill, Julian Dignall, Ad Konings, Keith Naitby, Chris Sergeant, Tim Smith, Heiko Bleher, Gabor Horvath, Steve Baker, Tristan Lougher & Dave Wolfenden. Former editors of the title include Steve Windsor, Nick Fletcher, Karen Youngs, Matt Clarke, Jeremy Gay and Angela Kenny. The headquarters is in Peterborough.[1]

Practical Fishkeeping also has a very successful website, regularly covering fish related news as well as a popular web forum with over 160,000 members and still growing. The Forum expands even further on the printed magazine and the online articles that can be found on the main site.


  1. ^ a b c Caroline Taggart (30 June 2010). Writer's Market 2010: Make Money Writing. F+W Media. p. 650. ISBN 978-0-7153-3529-1. Retrieved 24 April 2017. 

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