2008 Top 10 Freshwater Fish
Rated #1: aquaticcreations
Number of votes: 30
Fish Kept: 8 x Discus, 15 x Rummy Nose Tetras, 10 x Cardinal Tetras, 3 x Black Line Flying Foxes, 2 x Bristlenose, 10x Corydoras Trilineatus
Corals/Plants Kept: Echinodorus Osiris, Ambulia, Java Fern, Dwarf Sag, Echinodorus Amazonicus, Rotala Macranda, Rotala Rotundifolia, Stargrass, Red Pine Tree, Ludwigia Repens, Cryptocornes, Tiger Lotus, Red Lotus
Tank Size: 100
Advice: Add your fish slowly and research their temperament and water requirements before purchase. Perform regular water changes.
Description: A Turquoise Discus in the foreground and a couple of Blue Diamond Discus in the background.
Rated #2: Sippan
Number of votes: 37
About Yourself: I have had many aquariums and many different kinds of fish. As I have tried on new varieties and have experienced their different ways of playing and caring for their brood, curiosity has only become greater. And now it is only Discus!
Fish Kept: 11 Discus ( 2 Blue Diamond, 2 Royal Blue, 1 Red Melon, 1 Golden Melon, 1 Rose Red, 1 Golden Candle, 1 Checkerboard pigeon, 1 Leopard, 1 Marlboro Red) 2 Ancistrus, 1 Gibbicept, 1 Platydoras costatus, 3 st Corydoras.
Corals/Plants Kept: Most only fabric plants.
Tank Size: 127
Advice: A lot of caring = Beautiful and prosperous Discus fishes
Description: Discus, Golden Melon
Rated #3: olive3009
Number of votes: 52
Quote: Changing water - keeping your fish happy!
Fish Kept: Red Peacock, 2 Male, 2 Female, and 4 juvenile Haplochromis Ahli, 3 Yellow Labidochromis, 2 Loaches, Orange Zebra, Sunshine Peacock
Corals/Plants Kept: Real rocks, fake plants
Tank Size: 55
Advice: Water changes and do not over feeding.
Description: Red Peacock, manual, micro mode, overhead lighting.
Rated #4: BertB
Number of votes: 28
Fish Kept: - 3x Apistogramma cacatuoides double red - 4x Xiphophorus Maculatus - 10x Rasbora heteromorpha - 3x Pangio Kuhlii - 1x L201 - 8x Japonica shrimps...
Corals/Plants Kept: To much to summ up.. Will add it later
Tank Size: 50
Advice: Inform yourself before you start !
Description: Apistogramma Cacatuoides Double Red
Rated #5: Nephi26
Number of votes: 21
Quote: What comes around goes around
About Yourself: Dad is a fish supplier of African cichlids, So I was raised in the hobby.
Fish Kept: Almost every kind of freshwater fish, My dad owns a fish hatchery, so I've been lucky to dabble in a little of everything.
Corals/Plants Kept: Live Plants
Tank Size: 29
Advice: If you buy a Bio cube, I found adding some Plastic netting on the back to keep fish from jumping over the back into the filter has saved more Tetras Lives than I could count. Also don't be afraid to add to the filter, some small tweaks have gone a long way. The lights really make Glo Danios stick out looking almost like a saltwater fish, Its really neat at Night
Description: 29gallon Bio Cube Discus Tank
Rated #6: bberg
Number of votes: 35
Quote: Miles- "No, if anyone orders Merlot, I'm leaving. I am NOT drinking any f**king Merlot!"
About Yourself: it all started with a carnival goldfish my kids brought home...
Fish Kept: Lake Malawi Cichlids: Ruby Red Peacock 1M, Sunshine Peacock 1M, Electric Yellow- Labidochromis Caeruleus 1M 1F, Placidochromes phenochilus "Tanzania" 1M 1F Other: 3 Clown Loach, 1 L200 "green phantom" Pleco
Corals/Plants Kept: few live plants, mostly fake. Lava rock and crushed aragonite
Tank Size: 75
Advice: Over-filter for Cichlids
Description: Aulonocara Rubescens Ruby Red Peacock
Rated #7: flynjs
Number of votes: 22
Quote: bellys down
About Yourself: I like fish fish and ummm fish
Fish Kept: Frontosa,Cyprichromis Letasoma,Altolamprologu compressiceps,Sciaenochromis fryeri,Cyrtocara moorii,Labidochromis caeruleus,Pseudotropheus demasoni,Alconcara albino flametail,Enantiopus melanogeny,Pseudotropheus longior,Hap ruby green,Pundamilia Crimson tide,Punadmilia nyererei.Just to name a few that I have
Corals/Plants Kept: none
Tank Size: 100
Advice: Keep it simple
Description: Altolamprologus compressiceps
Rated #8: glassbox420
Number of votes: 33
About Yourself: l8r
Fish Kept: german breed red peacock.
Corals/Plants Kept: I have a few asst. swords and a few crypts on the left of which, i'm not sure the type. but should grow thin and curly,plus long. will update soon with some speices names.
Tank Size: 75
Advice: My advice is the same as most peoples, read everything you can find on the care of the speices of fish you like ,investigate future tanks mates just the same. Buy the biggest tank you can afford.Because water perameters won't change so drastically in larger tanks. Also and most important do not over stock your tank with fish,unless you have a large sump filtation system or an expensive canister filter. This i just my opinion but it will save you in the long run as far your pump's filter media cost's.. HOPE THIS HELPS.. ps. Can't find a special fish at you local pet shop? Thinking about trying an online store? Go to Bluegrass Aquatics.com and email Eddie Martin (owner) with any questions regarding speices you would like. It's just a better way to buy fish online.
Description: sold as a german red peacock,this fish is just over 2 inches in this photo.
Rated #9: compaq
Rated #10: RadiantBlueLight
Number of votes: 32
Quote: Be the change you want to see in the world.
About Yourself: What about me?
Fish Kept: 1 Redhump Eartheater 2 Bosemani Rainbows 4 Flame Tetras 6 Cherry Barbs 1 Neon Dwarf Gourami 1 Leopard Pleco
Corals/Plants Kept: Amazon Sword Moneywort
Tank Size: 26
Advice: Go bigger
Description: "Geo" the Redhump Eartheater mugging for the camera. He greets people with great enthusiasm and spends the day moving pebbles around with his mouth.