About Richard James of FishKeepingAnswers.com

FishKeepingAnswers.com has one goal, to help others in the fish-keeping hobby!

I’ve been keeping tropical fish for nearly 30 years. Over that time I’ve done it all! I have worked in a local fish store, I have bred countless fish, I have built multi-tank recirculating systems and I have spent time sharing my experiences with others.

I’ve had great success and I’ve made some really foolish mistakes (like the time I bought an Asain Walking Catfish).

My current favorite tank is the planted tetra tank in the photo above. It only took a year to establish and is full of color and movement all the time.

One of my favorite aspects of fish keeping is breeding. I love to set up a dedicated tank and watch the fish settle in and feel comfortable enough to breed. It’s incredibly satisfying to watch the fish go through a courtship ritual, then lay and care for the eggs and ultimately raise the fry to juvenile fish.

I started FishKeepingAnswers.com to have the opportunity to share my experiences of the fish-keeping hobby with others. I am continually adding new content, so please feel free to check back in again soon!

FishKeepingAnswers on Social Media

You can follow me either on YouTube or Instagram. I share my fishkeeping journey across both these platforms.

How I Write My Articles

Every single article on my website is written by me. I research each article before writing and I try to make sure every article is as accurate as possible. There is a lot of rubbish written on the internet, and a lot of people just churn out the same rubbish facts they read on other blogs.

To research my articles I use published studies, I speak with experts in a given field and I carry out my own original research. At the end of every article, I credit the sources of information, so if you wish to follow on and find out more about a given topic, the sources are there for you.