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Rated #1: SeKuShI

State: Texas
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #1 out of 28 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted: 08/16/2016
Ratings: 6.67
Number of votes: 19
Fish Kept: Betta - Male, Betta - Male, Betta - Male
Corals/Plants Kept: a nubia, water sprite.
Tank Size: 5
Advice: be patient and persistent.
Description: betta fish

Rated #2: Terry.Styons

State: West Virginia
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #2 out of 28 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted: 01/07/2016
Ratings: 6.64
Number of votes: 28
Fish Kept: Tiger Oscar, Jaguar Cichlid, Jack Dempsey, Red Terror, Green Terror, Green Sunfish, Red Devil, Betta - Male, Yellow Peacock Cichlid, Jewel Cichlid
Corals/Plants Kept: None
Tank Size: 125
Advice: 125
Description: Baby Tiger Oscar

Rated #3: cichlidmania1020

State: Texas
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #3 out of 28 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted: 08/31/2016
Ratings: 6.6
Number of votes: 16
Quote: This is the last tank I'll ever have. Until the next one.
Fish Kept: Frontosa Cichlid, Various peacocks, Electric Yellow Mbuna Cichlid, Yellow Lab Cichlid, Blue Johanni, Albino Socolofii, Acei Cichlid, Bumblebee Cichlid, Blue Dolphin Cichlid, Auratus Cichlid, Texas Cichlid, Green Terror, Kenyi Cichlid, Pseudotropheus Elongatus Cichlid, Compressiceps Cichlid, Red Zebra Cichlid, Venastus Cichlid, Julidochromis Regani Cichlid
Corals/Plants Kept: Crushed coral substrate. Artificial plants.
Tank Size: 150
Advice: After 20 years of doing this, I've learned that if you ask 100 people what the best way of doing something is (filtration, lighting, water chemistry, ect) you'll get 100 different answers...and they might all be correct Plan your project before you start, have a vision for your tank and be patient. The final product might take months to achieve. Mistakes can be expensive, but don't give up. Read, read, and read about the fish you want to keep and their natural biotope. Cichlid tanks can, and probably should, be "over-populated" to dilute their natural aggression. Everyone gets chased equally. IMHO, frequent water changes, particularly in a large aquarium, are overrated once a clean tank is established. I only add water to top off the tank, and rarely do significant water changes. My water chemistry stays stable with no detectable nitrates and my fish are breeding. Filtration is the key, but whether you use biologic, chemical, mechanical, or whatever combination thereof does not matter as long as you have enough flow to maintain a stable system. Algae in an aquarium is an inevitability. Algae control is the name of the game. Get it to grow where you want, ie out of site, and not where you don't. Nerite snails are the best (even if you have a live planted tank--they don't eat anything but algae). In my tank, I allow a constant algae bloom in my refugium. My LED up top is excellent for fish viewing, but not so much that it fuels algae growth in my deeper tank.
Description: Breeding pair of texas cichlids

Rated #4: cisco

State: New York
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #4 out of 28 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted: 02/22/2016
Ratings: 6.33
Number of votes: 31
Fish Kept: oscars, red-tail catfish, ebjd, peacock bass
Corals/Plants Kept: no plants
Tank Size: 55
Advice: always change your water
Description: peacock bass

Rated #5: Aqua_addict

State: North Carolina
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #5 out of 28 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted: 01/29/2016
Ratings: 6.2
Number of votes: 30
Fish Kept: Jack Dempsey, Bumblebee Cichlid, Peacock Cichlid, Sailfin Pleco (L-83), Columbian Shark, Frontosa Cichlid, Rope Fish, Senegal Bichir
Corals/Plants Kept: Artificial plants. Artificial coral formations/caves.
Tank Size: 50
Advice: Correct if in wrong, but it seems everyone that gets into this hobby & really enjoys it want a bigger & bigger tank. So start with a small 10-20gal rank, & if you can keep your water nice & clear & your fish happy & healthy for a year & you thoroughly enjoyed learning the do's & dont's & you often find yourself just sitting in front of the tank just watching how your fish act, learning their body language, & knowing weather they're happy or not. Then I suggest skipping the 30, 50, 75, etc... & go BIG! As big as your wallet will allow. This way you save on all the stuff you need for a new tank every time you go a little bigger. Go for gold, you'll wish you had more space if you don't. This is what I wish someone had told me when I started. In reality I should probably just go get a job at the aquarium. That's the only size tanks I'd truly be happy with, lol! Good luck & enjoy.
Description: Nagara Flametail

Rated #6: Red618

State: Illinois
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #6 out of 28 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted: 07/01/2016
Ratings: 5.95
Number of votes: 23
Fish Kept: Electric Blue Jack Dempsey, Jack Dempsey, Green Terror, Firemouth Cichlid, Giant Danio
Corals/Plants Kept: Java fern, moss, amazon sword hornwort etc
Tank Size: 90
Advice: Take your time and research. It pays off in the end.
Description: Electric blue jack dempsey

Rated #7: Scott1989

State: None/Other
Country: United Kingdom United Kingdom Flag
Rank: #7 out of 28 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted: 06/20/2016
Ratings: 5.92
Number of votes: 26
About Yourself: I got into the hobby about 6 years ago when I started with mbuna. I now have a a peacock n hap tank still all juveniles growing them out to have sum amazing colour. I'm a slater and tiler by day fish tank King by night .
Fish Kept: Yellow Peacock Cichlid, Ruby Red Peacock, Blue Peacock Cichlid, Electric Blue Hap, Frontosa Cichlid, Dragon Blood Peacock, Blue Dolphin Cichlid, Calvus Cichlid, Upside Down Catfish, Red Fin Kadango, Deepwater Hap
Corals/Plants Kept: None
Tank Size: 300
Advice: Start off small
Description: Calvus chilling against his rock in style

Rated #8: Spike4418

State: None/Other
Country: Great Britain Great Britain Flag
Rank: #8 out of 28 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted: 04/17/2016
Ratings: 5.81
Number of votes: 32
Quote: We're going to need a bigger boat
Fish Kept: Parrot Cichlid, Sailfin Pleco (L-83), Gold Nugget Pleco (L-18), Bushy Nose Pleco L-144, Common Pleco , Panda Cory Cat, Peppered Cory Cat, Albino Aeneus Cory Cat, Synodontis Catfish, Featherfin Catfish, Blue Gourami, Opaline Gourami, Gold Gourami, Pearl Gourami, Prehistoric Dragon Goby, Auratus Cichlid, Black Kuhlii Loach, Lohachata Botia Loach, Fire Eel, Black Lyretail Molly, Tiger Barb, Albino Rainbow Shark, Boesemani Rainbow, Rainbow Shark, Chinese Algae Eater, Gold Algae Eater
Corals/Plants Kept: Mixture of live plants
Tank Size: 400
Advice: Please do research before you start what fish can go together how big they will grow and is your tank big enough some fish will not eat flake so they might eat bloodworm or pellets just do a little research before buying lots of different fish and make sure temperature is correct.
Description: My dragon goby

Rated #9: Urau22

State: Pennsylvania
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #9 out of 28 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted: 02/15/2016
Ratings: 5.8
Number of votes: 30
Quote: Its a Addiction !
About Yourself: Also have a 115 Gallon Tank with 1 Red Oscar and 2 Firemouths
Fish Kept: Angelfish, Neon Tetras, Black Neons , Bolivian Rams, Black Skirt Neons, Columbian Tetras, Phantom Tetras, Pristine Tetras, Cory Cats, Banjo Catfish, Spotted and Striped Rafael Catfish Clown Pleco,Bristelnose Pleco, FISH in other Tanks ... Red Oscar, Firemouths, Uaru, Texas and Chocolate Cichlid
Corals/Plants Kept: All Silk Plants Huge Real Stumps and Driftwood Large Rocks
Tank Size: 300
Advice: Dream Big ...You can make your Dreams Come True <>< Make your take the way it makes you happy .Do it for you ....That's what truly counts
Description: My 10 inch Chocolate Cichlid

Rated #10: NewbieYYC

State:
Country: Canada Canada Flag
Rank: #10 out of 28 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted: 05/05/2016
Ratings: 5.73
Number of votes: 31
About Yourself: I Started with this hobby because I was looking for something to tinker with and perfect over time, and who doesn't love a well maintained fish tank.
Fish Kept: Boesemani Rainbow, Rainbow Shark, Neon Tetra, Pearl Gourami, Siamese Algae Eater
Corals/Plants Kept: Amazon Swords, Anubias, Java Fern, and some others.
Tank Size: 120
Advice: I'm to new to give advice. Just have fun and experiment.
Description: Red Top Lwanda One of the nicer fish in my 75 gallon Male Peacock/Hap tank