Who are We? What are Our Goals?

Our aim is to help everybody enjoy the hobby of fishkeeping as passionately as we do, by sharing tips, tricks, and how-tos, in easy to follow, stripped down and easy to understand language that anybody can absorb and act on.

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Hello and welcome to It’s A Fish Thing, your one-stop online resource for not just keeping fish who survive, but helping them thrive and live as happy and healthily as possible, for you to enjoy them for many years to come.

This site exists with one purpose in mind: To build a resource for all of us who adore our fish and want to do the absolute best for them.

On this site we do what we love to do most – talk and share about fish to anyone who will listen.

Our mission is more than just educating people on the best ways to keep an aquarium. Our mission is to guide people along a journey, to become the very best they can be at a hobby they love, so they can truly enjoy their passion.

We aim to be fun, chatty and conversational, yet full of dead-on accurate, factual information pertaining to the world of keeping fish. Our articles are all designed to give easy to follow, practical advice so you can develop an aquarium and take care of your fish in such a way that you can take great pride in the work that you’ve done.

Our Story

The site was founded by Wendy Kathryn, and her good friend, Brian Hamilton, both keen hobbyists and full-on fish lovers. Their idea was simple: read a lot of stuff, try out a lot of stuff, and then whenever it makes sense, to pass along that knowledge to you.

They originally built all the ‘how-to’ tutorials, stories, discussions, pictures, videos and  product reviews – just about anything that has to do with helping your fish to thrive.

Wendy and Brian have since moved on to other projects, but It’s A Fish Thing continues with a new team of passionate fish keepers and aquarists. Keep reading to learn more.

The Team at Its A Fish Thing

Lindsey Stanton


Lindsey Stanton

Lindsey discovered her passion for fish keeping after a junior high school field trip to the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. Prior to becoming Editor-in-Chief of It's a Fish Thing, Lindsey studied marine biology at University of California-Santa Cruz. She loves goldfish, tetras, and mystery snails, and recently began experimenting with a saltwater aquarium.

Joanna Woodnutt

On-Call Veterinarian and Writer

Dr. Joanna Woodnutt, MRCVS

Joanna is an experienced vet working mainly with companion animals. Whilst she still works two days a week for a local practice, Joanna realized that she could help more people if she wrote down some of the things she talked about in her consultations. She now spends most of her time writing about pet health for a range of magazines and websites, so that people all over the world can learn more about their pets. Joanna is director of The Veterinary Content Team that’s responsible for all our helpful information!

Brooke Billingsley

Lead Contributor

Brooke Billingsley

Brooke spent nine years as a veterinary assistant before becoming a human nurse in 2013. She resides in Arkansas with her boyfriend of five years. She loves all animals and currently shares a home with three dogs, two cats, five fish, and two snails. She has a soft spot for special needs animals and has a three-legged senior dog and an internet famous cat with acromegaly and cerebellar hypoplasia. Fish keeping has become a hobby of Brooke’s and she is continually learning how to give her aquarium pets the best life possible. Brooke enjoys plants and gardening and keeps a vegetable garden during the summer months. She stays active with yoga and obtained her 200-hour yoga teacher certification in 2020. She hosts a podcast focusing on folklore and myth and loves spending her free time researching and writing. Brooke believes that every day is an opportunity for learning and growth and she spends time daily working toward new skills and knowledge.

Sarah Psaradelis

Writer and Researcher

Sarah Psaradelis

Sarah Psaradelis is an avid young writer with dual passions for literature and animals. She enjoys sharing knowledge of animal care and helping others. Sarah has over 8 years of writing experience and is currently studying veterinary science. She resides in South Africa with her supportive partner who shares the same love for animals. She takes care of 25 fish, aquarium snails, dogs, and rodents. When she is not writing, she is researching animalsl or instructing a sports pole dance class. Sarah is a passionate vegan activist and animal rescuer pursuing her path to make the world a better place.

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Original Founder and Former Chief Editor

Wendy Kathryn

Hi, I'm Wendy, the former owner and creator of this website, an experienced fish keeper and avid student of the art since 2010. My aim is to help beginners avoid the many possible mistakes when getting started in this wonderful hobby.

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Co-Founder and Former Writer

B Hamilton

Hey there! I'm Brian, a lifelong enthusiast and fish keeper with a wealth of knowledge and experience on freshwater aquariums, that I love to share on this site. If you have any questions or need any help, please do ask in the comments section below, I'd love to hear from you and will help where I can.

Feel free to browse…and join in!

Please take a look around the site, admire the beautiful photos and videos, and read and soak up the knowledge. But please, don’t stop there!

As you go through the site, leave your thoughts and views, stories of successes and failures and any advice of your own in the comment section under the articles. We all share the same passion and everybody has something to give as well as something to learn. We’d love to hear from you!

Anyhow, thanks for stopping by. We hope you enjoy our site and if you have any questions or feedback, please do get in touch via our contact form or on our social media profiles in the sidebar.

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