About Us

Welcome to Just Fishkeeping, your online resource for everything you need to know about keeping fish as pets.

Fish are really popular pets, but they’re not quite as easy to care for as you might think. That’s why we’ve got you covered with a range of articles and how-to guides with information on:

  • Food and diet
  • Behavior
  • Health
  • Aquarium setup
  • FAQs

So, while you’re here, why not browse through our site to get the answers to your most burning pet fish questions?

Or, if you’d like to find out more about whether they’re the right fish for you, spend some time getting to know them before you commit.

Just Fishkeeping Team

Behind Just Fishkeeping are dedicated owners and content creators with a combined aquarium experience spanning decades.

From angelfish to bettas and everything in between, we’ve housed pretty much every fish you can think of, so we know our stuff.

And not only that, but we all have a varied background, allowing us to share our experience with fish-keeping with you.

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Our Mission

Our mission is simple: we want to help you on your way to becoming an expert. We also want your fish to live a long and healthy life.

We can only do this by providing high-quality, accurate content that gives you all the information you need in one handy place.

We also realize that there’s so much conflicting information and advice out there when it comes to looking after fish. This information puts fish lives in danger, causing nutritional deficiencies and insufficient tank conditions that can destroy their quality of life.

As a result, all our advice is backed up with scientific evidence and research. We’ve also made sure our content is (and always will be) easy to read and digest, allowing you to get the most out of it.

Our Vision

Our vision is to become the most reliable and trusted source for fish care tips, aquarium setup advice, facts, and food recommendations. 

Find The Answers To Your Most Burning Pet fish Questions

Whatever you need to know aboutfish care, we’ve got all you need to know, including:

  • What vegetables do fish eat?
  • Are fish happy alone?
  • How to tell if fish are stressed?
  • Can you mix different types of fish?
  • Do fish need hiding spots?
  • How do fish adapt to their environment?
  • How do fish sleep?

How Just Fishkeeping Started

“Hi, I’m James. Ever since I first chewed my parents’ ears off about getting a goldfish when I was 5, I’ve been hooked on pet fish.

Over the years, I’ve kept so many fish that I’ve simply lost count. In fact, this website’s been inspired by ‘Dopey,’ my first-ever fish. I called him that because he was so mellow, he’d float and swim into all the plants and decorative features in the tank. He was the friendliest fish I’ve ever known, despite his ‘aggressive’ cichlid genes.

Having spent my life keeping fish and learning what I know through trial and error, I’m ready to share my knowledge with you in order to answer all your pet fish questions. Please browse through the site to learn all you need to know – I hope you enjoy it.”

The Fish Care Tips You Need The Most

Now that you know our mission, vision, and story, it’s time to get your fish journey started. If you’re not sure where to begin, these articles are a good place to start.

  • Can fish die if the tank is too small? Before choosing a tank, learn more about the dangers of choosing one that’s too small.
  • How to introduce new fish? If you’re looking to build a community of fish, discover how to introduce them first to give them the best chance of getting on.
  • Are fish happy alone? Should you get a group of fish, or are they best left alone? Find out here.

Note: We’re unable to advise on the health and well-being of your fish, and our content is for informational purposes only. Please familiarize yourself with our medical disclaimer, and direct any specific questions to a veterinarian.