Introduction to Fish Keeping

About the course


The course is designed to allow learners to understand the general care and management of a variety of aquatic species commonly kept in captivity. The course includes the nutrition, accommodation and health of aquatic species.

What are the entry requirements?

A keen interest in fish

How long is the course?

1 day

What will the course involve?

You will learn various aspects associated with fish keeping

• Understand commonly kept fish species and aspects of their biology

• Foods and feeding techniques for aquatic species linking to water quality

• Setting up aquariums and equipment requirements

• Identify Common fish diseases and causes of ill health

How long will I be learning?

1 day

What equipment will I need?

Notebook and pen, sensible clothing that you don’t mind getting wet/dirty.

How will I know if I am making progress?

Feedback through the day

What course work will I be expected to complete?


What can I expect to learn from this course?

The basics needed for successful fish keeping

What other training programmes and progression opportunities are there?

Other part time courses are available in related topics.

Full time study programmes are also available.