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Rated #1: travis

State: Colorado
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #1 out of 267 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted: 02/12/2006
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 Kept: 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
Advice: Never fight a land war in Asia.
Description: Male Pseudotropheus acei "Luwala Reef"

Rated #2: SinisterKisses

State: None/Other
Country: Canada Canada Flag
Rank: #2 out of 267 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted: 01/02/2006
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 Kept: None!
Tank Size: 55
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: Exiled

State: Connecticut
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #3 out of 267 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted: 04/23/2006
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 Kept: none
Tank Size: 75
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: smitman100

State: None/Other
Country: Thailand Thailand Flag
Rank: #4 out of 267 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted: 12/27/2006
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 Kept: N/A
Tank Size: 100
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: kebanos7cs

State: California
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #5 out of 267 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted: 10/29/2006
Ratings: 5.7
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 Kept: Cambomba
Tank Size: 60
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: A Few of our Discus. Blue Daimond, Checkerboard, Red Scarlet, Pigeon Blood, and Brilliant Blue Discus.

Rated #6: Helfrichi

State: None/Other
Country: Canada Canada Flag
Rank: #6 out of 267 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted: 05/07/2006
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 Kept: 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
Advice: Buy Big, Drill For Sump, Buy Best Skimmer First. Dont Settle For Less
Description: Black Tip Reef Shark At Work

Rated #7: mikelouth

State: None/Other
Country: United Kingdom United Kingdom Flag
Rank: #7 out of 267 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted: 05/30/2006
Ratings: 5.67
Number of votes: 52
About Yourself: I used to keep snakes but my son started walking and kept trying to get into the tanks, so the snakes went and i was left with tanks. So they got filled with water and fish and stuff
Fish Kept: 400L tank with plecs, corries, angels, hatchet fish, pseudodoras niger, khulie loaches, plants n stuff. 200L tank with goldspot plec, hoplo cat, striped talking cat, 3 polypterus senegal, 1 blue accara. 4 ft tank with 1 mahoosive Oscar, common plec and 4 convicts. 70L with about 70 Bristlenose fry.
Corals/Plants Kept: green ones and red ones and big leaves and small leaves and stuff
Advice: Use your local aquatic shop for stock and advice and stay clear of large commercial superstore type shops with an abundance of bad advice and poor quality dead/dying stock. Take your time and enjoy the hobby
Description: Royal Plecostomus, lives in a 400L Juwel tank with 10 other plecs, a psuedodoras niger, 2 angels, 5 cories and some plants and stuff

Rated #8: Brilliant

State: Pennsylvania
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #8 out of 267 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted: 08/23/2006
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 Kept: 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
Advice: Use fresh water
Description: Brilliant Blue Discus Symphysodon aequifasciatus This photo is not enhanced.

Rated #9: FusionZ06

State: Florida
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #9 out of 267 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted: 06/07/2006
Ratings: 5.63
Number of votes: 51
Quote: I like fish
About Yourself: Fish are cool
Fish Kept: African Cichlids
Corals/Plants Kept: Fake
Tank Size: 47
Advice: Stick with it
Description: Red Zebra African Cichlid

Rated #10: rabidrab

State: Washington
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #10 out of 267 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted: 01/29/2006
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 Kept: various
Tank Size: 80
Advice: Take Lessons from a Pro like me!!!!!
Description: My Jack Dempsey Named Numbs