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"
Username: Travis
Country: United States
Rank: #1 out of 268 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted By: Travis on
Ratings: 6.5
Number of votes: 76
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 - Symphysodon Sp. - Snow White Discus Stocking In 60 Gallons Tank

Rated #2: Freshwater Fish - Symphysodon Sp. - Snow White Discus Stocking In 60 Gallons Tank - Four Adults Only!!!
White Diamond, Checkerboard, Scarlet, and Pigeon Blood.
Username: Kevin Nanaumi
Country: United States
Rank: #2 out of 268 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted By: Kevin Nanaumi on
Ratings: 6.19
Number of votes: 54
Quote: "Creativity Is Infinite"
About Yourself: I started off with aquariums with my father when I was around 5 years old. Back then, I was more of the cleaner/maintenience boy then anything else. Now that I have my own place, I have 9 tanks, looking into getting a tenth soon (takeover my father's tank) I have been recently spending most of my time doing my Discus homework. I have a great set-up now with 11 Discus total, and I want to try and start breeding them. My main African tank is doing very well, I am carrying wellover a hundred different sorts of fry.. our last batch was 42 Electric Blues.. which I am really excited about. I'm having so much fun with this hobby, I can wait to pass it on someday.
Fish Kept: 1 Labeo Bicolor 2 Neolamprologus Brichardi 1 Pseudotropheus Socolofi Albino 1 Pseudotropheus Saulosi 1 Metriaclima Lombardoi 2 Metriaclima Barlowi 3 Metriaclima Greshakei 5 Labidochrommis Caeruleus 4 Neolamprologus Pulcher 1 Nimbochromis Livingstonii 1 Neolamprologus Tetracanthus 2 Neolamprologus Leleupi 1 Altolamprologus Calvus 1 Pleco 3 OB Peacock Hybrid 1 Aulonocara Stuartgranti German Red 2 Sciaenochromis Fryeri 1 Pseudotropheus Elongatus 1 Altolamprologus Calvus (Gold) 1 Dimidiochromis Compressiceps 1 Pseudotropheus Demasoni 4 Synodontis Multipunctatus 1 Copadichromis Borleyi 1 Neolamprologus Sexfasciatus (Gold) 1 Heros Efasciatus (Gold) 1 Cyphotilapia Frontosa 2 Lamprologus Brevis 2 Neolamprologus Buescheri 1 Synodontis Angelicus
Corals/Plants: Cambomba
Tank Size: 60 gallons
Advice: Patience... the most important thing is patience.. but it's also the hardest to do too. Do your research on all equipment and know what your buying and using. Money can be wasted from both equipment and your fish. Some stuff I lucked out on, many things I found that can be much easier in matenience/ and overall use. Then ther are things you just buy because of the price... I really wasted a bit of money on horrible heaters.. within a few months all they do is take up room in the trash can now. I now have learned my lesson and before buying anything I now do TONS of research online, and over the phone.. trying to get as many opinions and suggestions as possible.. Most of the time you will find a pattern in peoples opinions. Nothing is better than having a great, easy, healthy, and beautiful aquarium... the horrible thing is losing those gorgeous finds because you rushed into something your not certain of. Don't learn the hard way.. it's really not worth it, trust me!
Description: Four Adults Only!!! White Diamond, Checkerboard, Scarlet, and Pigeon Blood.

Rated #3: Freshwater Fish - Aulonocara Rubescens - Ruby Red Peacock Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank

Rated #3: Freshwater Fish - Aulonocara Rubescens - Ruby Red Peacock Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank - My young Red Peacock.
Username: olive3009
Country: United States
Rank: #3 out of 268 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted By: olive3009 on
Ratings: 6.03
Number of votes: 74
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: Real rocks, fake plants
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: Water changes and do not over feeding.
Description: My young Red Peacock.

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.
Username: kodiak
Country: Thailand
Rank: #4 out of 268 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted By: kodiak on
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
Username: scott g. forrest.
Country: Canada
Rank: #5 out of 268 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted By: scott g. forrest. on
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

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Username: Brilliant
Country: United States
Rank: #6 out of 268 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted By: Brilliant on
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 Aurora - Aurora Cichlid Stocking In 50 Gallons Tank

Rated #7: Freshwater Fish - Pseudotropheus Aurora - Aurora Cichlid Stocking In 50 Gallons Tank - Pseudotropheus aurora male
Username: Tanks
Country: Ireland
Rank: #7 out of 268 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted By: Tanks on
Ratings: 5.65
Number of votes: 48
Quote: Lead me not into temptation, for I can find it myself!
Fish Kept: Many and varied!
Corals/Plants: Trying for a goldfish with plants tank at the moment, but he is a hungry fellow and its costing me a fortune.
Tank Size: 50 gallons
Advice: My advice for new hobbyists would be to read as much as you can before you buy.
Description: Pseudotropheus aurora male

Rated #8: Freshwater Fish - Pseudotropheus Estherae - Red Zebra Cichlid Stocking In 47 Gallons Tank

Rated #8: Freshwater Fish - Pseudotropheus Estherae - Red Zebra Cichlid Stocking In 47 Gallons Tank - Red Zebra African Cichlid
Username: Jason
Country: United States
Rank: #8 out of 268 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted By: Jason on
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 #9: Freshwater Fish - Glyptoperichthys Gibbiceps - Sailfin Pleco (l-83) Stocking In 40 Gallons Tank

Rated #9: Freshwater Fish - Glyptoperichthys Gibbiceps - Sailfin Pleco (l-83) Stocking In 40 Gallons Tank - sainfin gibbiceps
Username: james Flexton
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #9 out of 268 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted By: james Flexton on
Ratings: 5.52
Number of votes: 52
Quote: if it aint broke dont fix it!
About Yourself: i'm a 25 year old headhunter. got into the hobby by looging onto fishforums when i had a problem with my basic fish tank and never looked back. i dont own any fish/plant related books and have learnt everything from members of that planted tank forum. i actually have 3 planted tanks the 180, a juwel rekord 60 with a sandy layout and a 50G cube.
Fish Kept: 28 cardinal tetras 2 sailfin gibbiceps (10cm and 6cm) 1 adult angel 1 platy (rehomed for a friend) 1 flying fox 3 sterbai corys 5/6 amano shrimp (not that i ever see them)
Corals/Plants: Amazon swords (bhleri), java fern, tiger lotus lillys, echinodorus "red flame", glosso, Echinodorus "rubin" var "Narrow", java moss, anubias nana and anubias nana petite.
Tank Size: 40 gallons
Advice: for a planted tank setup i cant emphasise enough the use of laterite and CO2. one of the main reasons for failing with swords etc (heavy root feeders)is a lack of nutrients at the roots. laterite is reasonably affordable and will last years. on the co2 front, adding a basic yeast type co2 kit will improve any planted tank in one simple step. i will always use some kind of co2 in any planted tank regardless of lighting levels. and more importantly than anything weekly ewater changes (if adding dry ferts 50% to dilute the last weeks fertaliser leftovers)
Description: sainfin gibbiceps

Rated #10: Freshwater Fish - Symphysodon Sp. - Blue Diamond Discus Stocking In 46 Gallons Tank

Rated #10: Freshwater Fish - Symphysodon Sp. - Blue Diamond Discus Stocking In 46 Gallons Tank - My baby Discus being hand fed in one of my 46 gallon Bow Fronts
Username: Teresa
Country: United States
Rank: #10 out of 268 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted By: Teresa on
Ratings: 5.5
Number of votes: 50
Quote: Only the strong survive !!!
About Yourself: I am a cancer survior, this hobby has been a life saver!!! It is so relaxing and peaceful. I have come to appreciate the most out of life. I can only suggest if you take pride in anything you do, this hobby is most satisfying. The average person who see's your work are almost alway's in amazement, and want to start the fish craze themselves.
Fish Kept: I only have 1 black Angel, Platies & Mollies that have babies every other month. 2 Algae eaters and 2 bottom feeders.
Corals/Plants: All plants are silk, nothing live.
Tank Size: 46 gallons
Advice: The best advice I can give to any new hobbyists are to do your water changes and do not get lazy! The cleaner your tank the healthier your fish. I do water changes weekly and monthly filter maintenance and my fish could not be happier!!
Description: My baby Discus being hand fed in one of my 46 gallon Bow Fronts
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