Top 10 Freshwater Fish 2006

Rated #1: Freshwater Fish - Pseudotropheus Acei - Acei Cichlid Stocking In 125 Gallons Tank

Rated #1: Freshwater Fish - Pseudotropheus Acei - Acei Cichlid Stocking In 125 Gallons Tank - Male Pseudotropheus acei "Luwala Reef"
State: Colorado
Country: United States
Rank: #1 out of 268 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.49
Number of votes: 75
Quote: The computer allows you to make mistakes faster than any other invention, with the possible exception of handguns and tequila.
Fish Kept: Pseudotropheus demasoni "Pombo Rocks" Pseudotropheus acei "Luwala Reef" Pseudotropheus elongatus "Usisya" Labidochromis caeruleus "Lion's Cove" Labeotropheus fuelleborni "OB"
Corals/Plants: Pogostemon helferi (Downoi), Pogostemon stellata "Broad-leaf", Cryptocoryne wendtii "Green Gecko," Hottonia palustris, Anubias barteri v nana, Cryptocoryne spiralis, Limnophila aromatica, Sagittaria weatherbiana, Hydrocotyle verticellata, Ammania sp. "Bonsai," Rotala rotundifolia "Colorata," Hemianthus micranthemoides "Erect," Hemigraphis traian, Hydrotriche hottoniiflora, Cyperus helferi, Cryptocoryne ciliata, Elatine triandra, Potamogeton gayi, Riccia fluitans, Micranthemum umbrosum, Limnophila sp., Hygrophila polysperma "Rosanervig," Microsorum pteropus "Narrow," Ludwigia repens "Rubin," Ranunculus papulentus, Anubias barteri var nana "Petite"
Tank Size: 125 gallons
Advice: Never fight a land war in Asia.
Description: Male Pseudotropheus acei "Luwala Reef"

Rated #2: Freshwater Fish - Cynotilapia Afra Lumbila - Afra Lumbila Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank

Rated #2: Freshwater Fish - Cynotilapia Afra Lumbila - Afra Lumbila Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank - Dominant male Lumbila afra
Country: Canada
Rank: #2 out of 268 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.03
Number of votes: 66
Quote: ?
Fish Kept: All fish listed in this tank. I also have 7 other tanks, which together house: 1 11" male Midas cichlid 1 9" male Midas cichlid 1 4" female Flowerhorn cichlid 11 Convict cichlids 1 Green Severum cichlid 1 Gold Severum 1 Firemouth cichlid 12 Mbweca afra cichlids 1 Greshakei cichlid 1 Albino Greshakei 5 goldfish 2 male Bettas About a million baby Labs and Lumbilas
Corals/Plants: None!
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: Where to start. #1 - I can't stress how important this is! RESEARCH your fish before you buy them! Don't go to the store, and say, oooh, that's pretty! and throw it in your tank without knowing what it eats, what type of water conditions it needs, how big it gets, how aggressive it is, what it can be kept with, etc! #2 - kind of like #1 - Make sure your fish aren't too big for your tank. And I don't mean when you buy them at the store, all of 1" big; I mean a year from then when they're over a foot. For example: that pretty little oscar in the store is a baby, you cannot keep it in anything less than a 55gal tank, by itself, when it gets bigger.
Description: Dominant male Lumbila afra

Rated #3: Freshwater Fish - Metriaclima Callainos - Cobalt Blue Zebra Cichlid Stocking In 75 Gallons Tank

Rated #3: Freshwater Fish - Metriaclima Callainos - Cobalt Blue Zebra Cichlid Stocking In 75 Gallons Tank - Female Pseudotropheus Zebra "cobalt" (aka Maylandia or Mettriaclima callainos)  I wish the scientific community would come to a taxonomic concensus already!
State: Connecticut
Country: United States
Rank: #3 out of 268 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.77
Number of votes: 56
About Yourself: I'm crazy in love with fish. Google "Future-PhD" for my fish photography!
Fish Kept: Pseudotropheus elongatus Usisya Pseudotropheus saulosi Pseudotropheus zebra cobalt (maylandia callainos) Pseudotropheus demasoni Placidochromis phenochilus Labeochromis fuelleborni Cynotilapia afra Mbweca Cynotilapia afra Hai Reef Synodontis multipunctatus Lamprologous occelatus
Corals/Plants: none
Tank Size: 75 gallons
Advice: It's a good idea to research fish species before choosing fish, and join forums, read books, ask questions, and definatly learn about water chemistry before you set up. Give "fishless cycling" a try.
Description: Female Pseudotropheus Zebra "cobalt" (aka Maylandia or Mettriaclima callainos) I wish the scientific community would come to a taxonomic concensus already!

Rated #4: Freshwater Fish - Aulonocara Stuartgranti - Peacock Cichlid Stocking In 100 Gallons Tank

Rated #4: Freshwater Fish - Aulonocara Stuartgranti - Peacock Cichlid Stocking In 100 Gallons Tank - Here are 4 of my peacocks.  Aulonocara Cobue, Aulonocara Stuartgranti Steveni, Aulonocara Stuartgranti Steveni, and another Stuartgranit sorry don't know his subspecies.
Country: Thailand
Rank: #4 out of 268 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.71
Number of votes: 45
Quote: You will try
About Yourself: Sales manager in Thailand
Fish Kept: 1 Aulonocara jacobreibergi Chirwa; 3 Aulonocara jacobreibergi Eureka; 2 Aulonocara maylandi; 1 Aulonocara Nyassa; 1 Aulonocara stuartgranti Cobue; 1 Aulonocara stuartgranti Rubescens; 1 Aulonocara stuartgranti Rubescens Albino; 2 Aulonocara stuartgranti Steveni; 2 crytocara Moorii; 2 Nimbochromis livingstoni; 1 Protomelas spilonotus Mara Rocks; 1 Scianochromis fryere Taiwan Reef; 1 Tyrannochromis sp. 2 unknown cichlids (1 Peacock and maybe 1 hap)
Corals/Plants: N/A
Tank Size: 100 gallons
Advice: My advice is have knowledge before you give advice, and with only 3 months under my belt I'm asking not giving.
Description: Here are 4 of my peacocks. Aulonocara Cobue, Aulonocara Stuartgranti Steveni, Aulonocara Stuartgranti Steveni, and another Stuartgranit sorry don't know his subspecies.

Rated #5: Freshwater Fish - Labeo Chrysophekadion - Black Shark Stocking In 65 Gallons Tank

Rated #5: Freshwater Fish - Labeo Chrysophekadion - Black Shark Stocking In 65 Gallons Tank - Black Tip Reef Shark At Work
Country: Canada
Rank: #5 out of 268 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.68
Number of votes: 50
Quote: "Pulling Into Spaces We Cant Back Out Of"
About Yourself: I Work At A Fish Store.
Fish Kept: 1 Sm Regal Tang,1 Midas Blenny, 1 Green Chromis, Pair Black Ocellaris Clowns, 1 Lamarck's Angel 1 Purple FireFish 1 Coral Banded Shrimp, 1 Fire Shrimp, 2 Cleaner Shirmp, 15+Blue Legged Hermits, 10+ Astrea Snails, 5+ Lithapomas Snails, 6 Black Turbo Snails, 6 Nassarius Snails.
Corals/Plants: 1 Green Open Brain,1 LG Green Bubble 3 Pink Zoo Col., 12+ Asst Rics 2 Green Ric Col., 3 Red, Green Mush. Col. 2 Blasstomussa Col. Both Types, 2 Green Zoo Col. 3 Brown Zoo Col., 2 GSP Col. 2 Pagodas plate/none plate, 2 Orange Zoo Col. 2 Lg Green Rhodactus Mush. 2 Yellow Polyp Col., 3 Xenia Col Dif Species. 1 Pink Finger Leather, 1 Green Finger Leather 2 Trumpet Col., 2 Candy Cane Col. 1 Red Brain, 2 Branching Hammers 1 brearium
Tank Size: 65 gallons
Advice: Buy Big, Drill For Sump, Buy Best Skimmer First. Dont Settle For Less
Description: Black Tip Reef Shark At Work

Rated #6: Freshwater Fish - Symphysodon Aequifasciata - Royal Blue Discus Stocking In 90 Gallons Tank

Rated #6: Freshwater Fish - Symphysodon Aequifasciata - Royal Blue Discus Stocking In 90 Gallons Tank - Brilliant Blue Discus
Symphysodon aequifasciatus

This photo is not enhanced.
State: Pennsylvania
Country: United States
Rank: #6 out of 268 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.65
Number of votes: 51
Quote: "You wake up late for school and you dont want to go"
About Yourself: Very enthusiastic about the hobby and my fish. I keep new world cichlids and a wide variety of plants. Have fun and enjoy!
Fish Kept: Apistogramma & Discus
Corals/Plants: Ammannia sp. 'bonsai' Anubias barteri var. 'nana petite' Aponogeton crispus Aponogeton ulvaceus Bacopa myriophylloides Bacopa sp. 'colorata' Blyxa japonica Cabomba furcata Cabomba palaeformis Cryptocoryne undulata Didiplis diandra Echinodorus bleheri Echinodorus tenellus Eleocharis parvula Eriocaulon Cinerium Hemianthus callitrichoides Hygrophila difformis Kleiner Bar Sword Limnophila aromatica Limnophila sp. 'mini' Lindernia sp. 'India' Lobelia cardinalis "small form" Ludwigia arcuata Ludwigia brevipes Ludwigia inclinata Ludwigia sp. 'Guinea' Microsorum pteropus var. 'Thin-Leaf' Microsorum pteropus 'Windeløv' Pogostemon helferi Pogostemon stellatus 'Broad Leaf' Ranalisma rostrata Ranunculus inundatus Rotala hippuris Rotala indica Rotala macrandra Rotala rotundifolia Rotala sp. Goias Sagittaria subulata Tonina sp. 'Belem' Vallisneria gigantea
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Advice: Use fresh water
Description: Brilliant Blue Discus Symphysodon aequifasciatus This photo is not enhanced.

Rated #7: Freshwater Fish - Pseudotropheus Estherae - Red Zebra Cichlid Stocking In 47 Gallons Tank

Rated #7: Freshwater Fish - Pseudotropheus Estherae - Red Zebra Cichlid Stocking In 47 Gallons Tank - Red Zebra African Cichlid
State: Florida
Country: United States
Rank: #7 out of 268 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.63
Number of votes: 51
Quote: I like fish
About Yourself: Fish are cool
Fish Kept: African Cichlids
Corals/Plants: Fake
Tank Size: 47 gallons
Advice: Stick with it
Description: Red Zebra African Cichlid

Rated #8: Freshwater Fish - Nandopsis Octofasciatum - Jack Dempsey Stocking In 80 Gallons Tank

Rated #8: Freshwater Fish - Nandopsis Octofasciatum - Jack Dempsey Stocking In 80 Gallons Tank - My Jack Dempsey Named Numbs
State: Washington
Country: United States
Rank: #8 out of 268 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.6
Number of votes: 53
Quote: Go Seahawks
Fish Kept: I have a 12" Ropefish, 8" Sun Catfish, 10" Tire Track Eel, 6" Glass Knife, 4" Goden Nugget Pleco, 6" Yabbie Lobster, and this beautiful Jack Dempsey Cichlid
Corals/Plants: various
Tank Size: 80 gallons
Advice: Take Lessons from a Pro like me!!!!!
Description: My Jack Dempsey Named Numbs

Rated #9: Freshwater Fish - Botia Striata - Striata Botia Loach Stocking In 125 Gallons Tank

Rated #9: Freshwater Fish - Botia Striata - Striata Botia Loach Stocking In 125 Gallons Tank - Botia Sreatas, Oh boy worms
State: New York
Country: United States
Rank: #9 out of 268 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.58
Number of votes: 57
Quote: Enjoy what you have, not what you want
Fish Kept: I have three tanks. 1 30 gallon long. This is my Cichled tank also has Kuhli loaches and SAE's and Oto's. 40 gallon tank 5 watts per gallon CO2 injected. Fish are Rummynose tetras, Long fin Danios, Harliquins, Botiea striatas, Oto's 1 bristlenose and SAE's 126 gallon 5 watts per gallon Co2 inchested. Fis are Boseman Rainbows, Goyder river rainbows, Long fin zebra danios, YoYo loaches and tow Bristlenos Plecos. 1 quarantine tank that I keep cycled all the time with MTS.
Corals/Plants: Crypts. java and lace fern, tropical sunset ludwigia red mellon swords amozon swords hair grass chain swords and a lot of new plants that will be hear later.
Tank Size: 125 gallons
Advice: Take your time, don't rush anything and enjoy. Also reseach as much as you can. The internet has a wealth of information. Always quarantine your fish.
Description: Botia Sreatas, Oh boy worms

Rated #10: Freshwater Fish - Symphysodon Spp. - Pigeon Blood Discus Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank

Rated #10: Freshwater Fish - Symphysodon Spp. - Pigeon Blood Discus Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank - My Red Dragon (Pigeon Blood) DIscus
State: North Carolina
Country: United States
Rank: #10 out of 268 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.48
Number of votes: 48
Quote: Feal the rithum Feal the Ride Come on Boys its Bobstled Time!
About Yourself: I Like Fish....not as much as my friends Matt and Smilie, but I do Like FISH!!
Fish Kept: 15 Discus 1 Histrix Stinray 1 peacock eal 1 pleco 3 algea eaters 3 snails
Corals/Plants: 13 Amozon Swords 6 Banana Plants 3 Grassy Plants
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: CO2!!!!!!! WATER CHANGES!!!!!!!! (3 times a week 20%) Sit Back and enjoy!
Description: My Red Dragon (Pigeon Blood) DIscus
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