Alison is a professional writer, dressage judge, and aquarist with over 35 years in the hobby. Alison writes for Tankarium, FiveBarks, Aquariadise, and more. When Alison isn’t busy checking the water parameters, trimming plants, cleaning filters, or talking to her fish (yes, she absolutely does!), you’ll find her judging at regional dressage events, walking her Shih-Poo, Raffles, through the Cheshire countryside, or cuddling her two rescue cats.
- Writing for Tankarium, How To Dressage, and publishing two novels.
- 35 years of experience keeping fish, horses, dogs, and cats.
Alison is an experienced aquarist who began her fishkeeping odyssey as a child, starting with a basic 10-gallon tank that housed two cheap feeder goldfish. As the fish grew, the tank was upsized, and more goldfish of different varieties were added. Today, Alison’s tropical freshwater tank houses a happy community of barbs, corydoras, gouramis, and a beautiful betta.
In 2002, Alison worked in a veterinary clinic in the UK as Practice Manager before beginning her writing career in 2009. Alison has written thousands of articles on fishkeeping and pet-related subjects for numerous websites and two short novels. Alison is also a professional dressage judge, officiating at numerous events throughout the year.
- HND in Business Studies, 1982 (Carlett Park COT, UK)
- BSc in Equine Science, 2000 (OCES, Sussex, UK)
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- What do Guppies Eat – Best Food Options from Homemade Vegetables to Commercial FoodWhat do guppies eat? That’s what you need to know if you plan on adding some of these brightly colored livebearers to your tank. Read this guide to learn more!
- Do Betta Fish Need a Filter? Knowing the Importance of Filtration!Do betta fish need a filter? Yes, they do! Read this guide to learn why your betta fish needs a filter in his tank and why that’s so important for your pet’s health and well-being.
- 17 Best Plants For Goldfish – Tips And Top PicksDoes your pet deserve the very best in life? Here are 17 of the best plants for goldfish that you can choose from, selected for ease of care and suitability.
- 5 Best Places To Buy Pleco Fish OnlineThere are lots of varieties of plecos, and they are a favorite with aquarists. But where’s the best place to buy pleco fish online? Read this guide to find out!
- 7 Best Places To Buy Gourami Fish OnlineGourami fish come in many varieties, and they are a perennial favorite with hobbyists. Where’s the best place to buy Gourami fish online? Read this guide to find out!
- Best Place To Buy African Cichlids OnlineAfrican cichlids are extremely popular freshwater aquarium fish due to their dazzling colors. Where’s the best place to buy African cichlids online? Read this guide to find out!
- Best Place To Buy Discus Fish OnlineDiscus fish are elegant, beautiful fish that are favorites in the hobby. So, where’s the best place to buy Discus fish online? Read this guide to find out!
- Funny, Adorable, And Popular Puffer Fish MemesPufferfish are comical to look at and full of personality. Here’s a selection of 15 funny, adorable, and popular pufferfish memes to make you smile.
- Identifying and Getting Rid of Tiny White Bugs In AquariumWhat are those tiny white bugs swimming around your marine aquarium? Can they harm your fish? Read this guide to find out!
- Betta Fish Temperature – Ideal Temperature For Your PetAre betta fish cold water or tropical? And what water temperature should a betta fish tank be? Read this comprehensive guide to find out.
- How To Care and Hatch Angelfish Eggs – Your Complete GuideAngelfish are a perennial favorite in many freshwater tropical tanks. Read this guide to learn how to successfully breed angelfish and raise their fry.
- Surviving Without Water – How Long Can a Fish Live Out Of Its Natural Habitat?Most fish need to live their whole lives underwater. So, how long can a pet fish live out of water? Read this guide to discover the amazing truth!
- 19 Best Aquarium Plants to Reduce NitratesLive plants can help keep your aquarium water safe for your fish. Read this listicle to discover 19 aquatic plants that reduce nitrates.
- Pea Puffer Fish – Lifespan, Care Guides, And More!The Dwarf Puffer fish is a tiny critter with a big personality! Read this guide to learn the facts on how to care for the cute Dwarf Puffer.
- Pearl Gourami (Trichopodus leerii) – Lifespan, Size, Care, and More!The Pearl gourami is a beautiful tropical aquarium fish that makes a lovely addition to any mid-sized community tank. Read this ultimate care guide for the species!
- 17 Best Schooling Fish for Freshwater AquariumsShoals of brightly colored fish make a spectacular display in a fish tank. Read this guide to discover the 17 best schooling fish for freshwater aquariums.