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

The Fish Glossary

A comprehensive A-Z to for if you are in doubt about any of the fishy terms used in fishkeeping in general or on the website specifically, this useful A-Z reference should help shed some light on their meaning.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question about any aspect of fishkeeping you want answered quickly, one of our customers may already have asked it so its definitely worth a browse.

Freshwater Fish Databank

Here you will find an enormous selection of freshwater fish from tropical, temperate and coldwater regions, species are native to the rivers, lakes and in some cases, aquaria of the world. A great resource for extension activities such as getting your class to draw and fact find about freshwater fish for their project.

Marine Fish Databank

Here you will find lots of fish from the oceans, many of which are suitable for home aquaria. This is where you’ll find Nemo... Again, a great place to find beautiful fish to draw and colour and to find out interesting facts about lots of different marine species around the world.

You should also be able to find additional ideas and inspiration for extension activities on our Facebook and Instagram channels:

Fishkeeper Fry Facebook

Fishkeeper Fry Instagram

Fascinating Fish Facts

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

Our Instagram Feed

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  1. The team at Fishkeeper Fry has worked with educational professionals to ensure that we are accessing core themes from the national curriculum. From this, we cover a range of subjects. While we love seeing how our students have set about the tasks we set them, seeing teachers and classes go beyond to create additional learning activities to engage student learning is also something special.

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  2. 'I have enjoyed learning about how to keep your aquarium SAFE  and free from chemicals that can harm fish.' - Susie, Fishkeeper Fry Student

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  3. As we reach the middle of the programme, all schools are asked to think about what they would like to do with their aquarium when the programme is over. Schools have the option to keep the aquarium in class,  return it to their allocated store or allow a student/teacher to purchase the aquarium. 
All options are displayed and explained in our latest communication. 
#tank #tropicaltank #fishkeeping #fluvaltank #fishkeeper
  4. As not all of our schools have completed week 5 yet, we have no weekly winners, not to worry for those of you who have completed week 4 your entries have been recieved. 
Over the course of the programme we have seen some incredible fishkeepers!

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  5. Week 4 Tank Winner 
Well done to St Sidwell's who have been award our Tank of the Week winner for week 4. The students at St Sidwell's have used Fishkeeper Fry to extend their learning outside of class, with some students even involving their younger siblings to learn about fish. 
#tropicaltank #tropical #fishkeeping #fishkeepers #tank #fluvalflex
  6. Week 4 Worksheet Winner 🎊

Well done to Mabel Pritchard School, who have been awarded our worksheet of the week for week 4. The students at Mabel Pritchard have ensured that completing their worksheets a staple of their weekly sessions.

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  7. Week 4 Fishkeeper of the Week Winner 🎉

Well done to Croxton Kerrial for being chosen as our Fishkeeper of the Week Winner for Week 4. Croxton Kerrial this week was visited by a local marine and freshwater biologist, who spoke to the children about fish. 
#fishkeepers #tropicalfishkeepers #youngfishkeepers #education
  8. With most of our schools being on half term this week, last week our student learnt about holiday care and how to care for their aquariums and fish over the break. 
Holiday care is something that is regularly exercised by all fishkeepers, this is why we actively decided to make is part of our lessons and a part of the programme. 
For our students not on half term this week, we hope you enjoy week 5!

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  9. Fishkeeper Fry works alongside the national curriculum to enhance the student learning experience. Over the years we have worked with teachers to ensure that we deliver a programme that all students can gain the most out of. 
Alongside the video lessons, we ask students to complete work that supports cross-curriculum activities of English, maths and science. 
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  10. It isn't just schools taking part in Fishkeeper Fry 2020. 
@fishkeeperinverness  is following the programme in store. 
Fishkeeping Inverness is also supporting multiple stores in this years programme. If you are interested in the items that are used in the programme speak to your allocated store about how you can take the set up home.

#tropicaltank #fishkeeping #fishkeepers #fluvalflex
  11. Congratulations to our Week 3 Winner for Worksheet of the Week. 
Tasks during Fishkeeper Fry are set to inspire children with regards to their learning. Sharing how your students get on will ensure we can keep providing national curriculum activities for all students.

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  12. Congratulations to our Week 3 Winners for Tank of the Week: Auldhouse Primary.
Please continue to share your aquariums with us as they grow and develop into classroom underwater wonderlands.

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  13. Congratulations to our Week 3 Winner for  Fishkeeper of the Week. 
Our winners will receive a £25 gift card to spend in one of our stores. For your chance to be our Week 4 winner, ensure you have submitted your images before Sunday evening. 
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  14. Water chemistry is a vital part of Fishkeeping, no matter your experience. 
Regular testing to ensure that your water is safe for your fish is something that is backed by the ethos of Maidenhead Aquatics. 
Each week when recording your water chemistry, should you notice any issues please contact your allocated store. 
#youngfishkeepers #aquariums #waterchemistry #fishkeepers
  15. Fishkeeper Fry works alongside the national curriculum to ensure that we can enhance student learning. We ensure that we offer cross-curricular activities. 
We often ask teachers to share what they have done with their students to offer a wider variety of activites. 
#schoolproject #scienceprogramme #educational #fishkeeping
  16. 'Our aquarium looks really pretty, the plants and the lights – that change colour look great in our classroom.' - Elodie a Fishkeeper Fry Student
  17. Have your class excelled in Fishkeeper Fry? Are you finding it hard to each week pick a winning Fishkeeper of the Week? 
Fishkeeping is a skill and hobby that can last a lifetime. We hope that we can inspire a generation of Fishkeepers to a lifetime hobby. 🐟

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  18. Tank of the Week🏆

Beech Grove has been chosen as our winner for Tank of the Week for Week 2. 
Well done to all involved.

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  19. Worksheet of the Week!

Seeing all of our students complete and enhance their learning via the tasks ensures that we are creating a programme that is beneficial to our students. This week's worksheet winner is from Healey Junior, Infant & Nursery School.  Having been inspired by their lessons, students went home to create their underwater wonderland. 
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  20. Winner!🏆 Thank you to all of our schools, who submitted images of their Fishkeeper of the Week. Due to the volume of submissions our team found it incredibly hard to choose a winner for week 2. 
We would like to say well done to all of our Fishkeepers of the Week, but a  huge congratulations to our Week 2 Winner. 
Be sure, to send in your submissions for next week's Fishkeeper of the week. 
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