Weekly Modules

Week 1: Setting up your Aquarium
Learn the fundamentals of setting up an aquarium - location, equipment and etiquette.
Week 2: Water Testing and Plants
Learn why it is important to test your aquarium's water and add plants to the aquarium.
Week 3: Adding fish and feeding them
Learn how to correctly add fish to your aquarium using a step-by-step process and what the benefits are having plants in the aquarium. Learn how to feed fish the correct without upsetting the balance of the aquarium - completing water tests.
Week 4: Cleaning the Filter and Holiday Care
Learn how to maintain your aquarium's cleanliness by correctly cleaning this filter, why the filter are so useful and what to do when you go on holiday.
Week 5: Water Change
Understand the importance of keeping the aquarium's water healthy, which includes changing the water alongside maintaining the filter.
Week 6: Algae and how fish breathe
Learn about the natural processes of algae in the aquarium and how the good and bad types of algae can affect the aquarium. Also find out how fish breathe underwater.
Week 7: Good Food and Digestion
Learn about different types of fish food available and how fish digest food.
Week 8: How do fish breed and what have we learnt?
Learn about how fish breed and rear their babies. Re-cap the steps we have taken in the last few weeks, to set up and care for our aquarium.

Trouble Shooting, Help and Advice

Top Tips from Tappers to help you resolve some common problems

Fascinating Fish Facts

Find out lots of fun facts about the fish you will be adding to your aquarium.

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  1. Are you excited for Fishkeeper Fry? 
You aren't alone, so is our team. This year our team is being Coordinated by Shelby, who is overseeing the project for the second year in a row. 
Shelby will be working with you all over the next 8 weeks to help ensure, that you gain the most out of your Fishkeeper Fry experience. 'I cannot wait to get started this year, and I hope all those involved enjoy the programme.' #schoolproject #projectcoordinater #youngfishkeeping #fishkeepers #science #year3
  2. Don't forget, that you will need to visit your allocated store to collect the equipment needed before you start your lessons next week. ⁠
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#newproject #fishkeeping #storevisits #newyear #youngfishkeepers
  3. Fishkeeper Fry starts 2 weeks today 😍⁠⠀
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Meet Tappers- the face of the programme. Tappers is our welfare officer at @the_fishkeeper , but believes behind the ethos of educating younger generations into Fishkeeping 🐟⁠⠀
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#youngfishkeepers #Tappers #maidenheadaquatics #scienceprogramme #primaryschool #education #year3 #hobbiest
  4. Would your class like to be visited by Tappers? 😁⁠⠀
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Last year our School of the Year winners were visited by Tappers and our Project co-ordinator to be presented with medals and awards as well as have an informal Q&A with Tappers. ⁠⠀
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Our 2020 programme winners, will also be allowed the chance to be visited by Tappers, Shelby and other members of the Fishkeeper Fry team.⁠⠀
Does your class have what it takes to be our programme winners? ⁠⠀
Details of how you can be our winners can be found on our 'School of the Year' highlight. ⁠⠀
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#winners #school #primary #schoolvisit #exciting #schoolprogramme
  5. With planned lessons and task sheets available- Fishkeeper Fry allows our students to gain the most out of our lessons. ⁠⠀
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#lessonplanning #lessons #year3 #science #worksheets #fishkeeping #activities
  6. Fishkeeper Fry offers 8 videos led lessons, to teach children about responsible fishkeeping. ⁠⠀
Alongside the videos provided, we lesson plans, worksheets and task as well as extension activities. ⁠⠀
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We aim to assist teachers in their lesson planning and offer cross-curricular tasks to enhance student learning. ⁠⠀
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#teaching #lessonplanning #youngfishkeepers #hobbiest #aquariums #newtopics #schoolproject
  7. New year and new Fishkeepers of the Week 🤩⁠⠀
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Just a few weeks left until we start to meet our 2020 Fishkeepers of the week. ⁠⠀
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Each week our fishkeepers of the week, are entered to win a £25 gift card for their aquarium, could your class be one of our winners?⁠⠀
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#winners #fishkeepers #award #fry #school programme #year3 #science #fishkeeping
  8. With the new year upon us, our Fishkeeper Fry team working hard to ensure that all the necessary equipment needed is prepared and ready for all our Fishkeeper Fry 2020 schools and students. ⠀
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#fishkeepers #newfishkeepers #scienceprogramme #year3 #childfishkeeper #youngfishkeepers
  9. Last year, along with supporting multiple schools with Fishkeeper Fry, our Inverness store also took part in the programme in store. ⁠⠀
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Your allocated store for the programme will be on hand to support and provide our expert assistance to all of the students and schools involved in our 2020 programme. ⁠⠀
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#experts #schoolprogramme #fishkeeping #scotland #year3 #science #priamryschool #education #youngfishkeepers
  10. During the course of the programme, the team at Maidenhead Aquatics provides worksheets and activities for the students to complete. ⁠⠀
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In previous years, many teachers have taken the programme and added additional cross-curricular activities to engage the students learning. ⁠⠀
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#worksheets #classroomactivities #funlearning #science #english #KS2 #learning #year3 #project #fishkeeping
  11. Thank you! 
We would like to thank all applicants that applied to be apart of Fishkeeper Fry 2020. 
All successful schools have been contacted and confirmed and we are thrilled to have you all with us. 
2020 will be our biggest Fishkeeper Fry to date 🤩

We look forward to working with you all in January 🐟

#youngfishkeeper #schools #aquatics #aquarium #schoolprogram #education #fishkeeping
  12. Are you one of our successful schools for Fishkeeper Fry 2020? ⁠⠀
Remember that we ask that regular weekly updates are sent to the Fishkeeper Fry team. These can include but not limited to your aquarium, worksheet and Fishkeeper of the week, as well as additional activities your class has taken part in. 😀⁠⠀
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#fishkeeper #youngfishkeeper #school #year3 #partipication #school #primaryschool #newhobby #learning #science
  13. Are your students excited at the thought of having fish in the classroom? Your new aquatic pets can soon become a part of your classroom life.⁠⠀
⁠⠀ #science #schoolaquarium #smallaquarium #programme #lesson #year3 #primaryschool #aquatics
  14. This year, Fluval is returning as our programme supporters. The programme is based around a Fluval Flex, which your new aquatic friends will call home for the 8 weeks of the programme. ⁠⠀
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#fluvalaquatics #flex #fishkeeping #year3 #schoolprogramme #primaryschool
  15. Today sees a 2-month countdown until Fishkeeper Fry 2020. 
Our Fishkeeper Fry team are working to ensure that Fishkeeper Fry 2020, is the best we can deliver. ⁠⠀
⁠Following on from feedback, received over previous years to ensure that we encourage all children into the excitement of fishkeeping. ⁠⠀
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#2020programme #scienceproject #fishkeeperfry #year3 #primaryschool
  16. Maidenhead Aquatics, are currently reviewing all applicants for our 2020 programme. ⁠⠀
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Successful schools will be contacted within the coming weeks, we hope that there are budding new fishkeepers out there and we look forward to welcoming you into Fishkeeper fry 2020.⁠⠀
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#newproject #application #success #youngfishkeepers #exciting #newhobbiest
  17. Did you picked up all of your reminders to apply for Fishkeeper Fry? ⏰⁠⠀
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Applications have now closed and the team have begun to look through all applications submitted. Successful applicants can expect to hear by November 15. ⁠⠀
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#applicationdeadline #schoolprogramme #year3 #youngfishkeepers #school #teachers #reminders
  18. Studies have shown that having an aquarium, in your classroom releases benefits to the children. ⁠⠀
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Why not allow your students the extra assistance and apply to be apart of Fishkeeper Fry 2020.⁠⠀
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#youngfishkeepers #newyear #newschool #year3 #backtoshool #classroom
  19. Do you fancy having a tank in your classroom? ⁠
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Applications to be a part of Fishkeeper Fry 2020 close this Sunday! Head over to our website and apply and your class could be new fishkeepers in 2020 ⁠
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#newfishkeepers #applications #youngfishkeeper #hobbiest #newaquarium
  20. Want new and exciting worksheets for your students to engage their learning?⁠
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With Fishkeeper Fry we provide worksheets and extension tasks to run alongside the programme to enhance their learning. ⁠
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#science #worksheets #classroomtasks #youngfishkeepers #lessonplanning #extensiontasks