Top 11 - 20 Freshwater Fish 2006

Rated #11: Freshwater Fish - Glyptoperichthys Gibbiceps - Sailfin Pleco (l-83) Stocking In 40 Gallons Tank

Rated #11: Freshwater Fish - Glyptoperichthys Gibbiceps - Sailfin Pleco (l-83) Stocking In 40 Gallons Tank - sainfin gibbiceps
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #11 out of 268 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted By: james Flexton on
Ratings: 5.43
Number of votes: 51
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 #12: Freshwater Fish - Hypancistrus Sp. - Queen Arabesque Pleco Stocking In 10 Gallons Tank

Rated #12: Freshwater Fish - Hypancistrus Sp. - Queen Arabesque Pleco Stocking In 10 Gallons Tank - Queen Arabesque pleco.
Country: Canada
Rank: #12 out of 268 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted By: candice on
Ratings: 5.42
Number of votes: 50
Quote: none
About Yourself: hi
Fish Kept: cichlids etc.
Corals/Plants: freshwater
Tank Size: 10 gallons
Advice: cycle, cycle, cycle!
Description: Queen Arabesque pleco.

Rated #13: Freshwater Fish - Baryancistrus Sp. - Gold Nugget Pleco (l-18) Stocking In 20 Gallons Tank

Rated #13: Freshwater Fish - Baryancistrus Sp. - Gold Nugget Pleco (l-18) Stocking In 20 Gallons Tank - Gold nugget pleco. "L177" My Little goldy
Country: South Africa
Rank: #13 out of 268 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted By: John on
Ratings: 5.39
Number of votes: 51
Quote: Do not be awe struck by other people and try to copy them. Nobody can be you as efficiently as you can.
About Yourself: I am a computer technican, I love underwater life! so I bought a small tank, that tank doubbled, and the next tank was bigger tank and doubbled again. now I got 2x small 5 gal tanks and 2x 20 gal tanks.
Fish Kept: Coridora's, bala shark, betta,black neon,cardinal tetra, neon tetra, glowlight tetra, phantom tetra, khuli loach, clown loach, blue botia, marble- & thai-goby.golden barbs, Rummy-nose,swordtail, molly, guppie, allmost my own petshop.
Corals/Plants: plant ranges from anuba's, amizons,ferns, and mosses.
Tank Size: 20 gallons
Advice: Start slow move slower! adding to much to fast is the highway to desaster.
Description: Gold nugget pleco. "L177" My Little goldy

Rated #14: Freshwater Fish - Heros Serverus - Green Severum Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank

Rated #14: Freshwater Fish - Heros Serverus - Green Severum Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank - Green Severum
State: New Jersey
Country: United States
Rank: #14 out of 268 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted By: phuunkee on
Ratings: 5.32
Number of votes: 53
Quote: unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of the truth.
Fish Kept: 9 black neons 3 silver dollars 2 green tiger barbs 6 otos 4 siamese algae eaters 5 clown loaches 1 spotted raphiel cat 1 L204 pleco 1 Ancistrus pleco 1 orconectes virillis crayfish red shrimp
Corals/Plants: java fern!! anubias barteri echinodorus tiger lotus salvinia
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: opened top aquariums means more suicidal fish
Description: Green Severum

Rated #15: Freshwater Fish - Pterophyllum Scalare - Angelfish Stocking In 20 Gallons Tank

Rated #15: Freshwater Fish - Pterophyllum Scalare - Angelfish Stocking In 20 Gallons Tank - One of my Pterophyllum Scalare.  I love Angel Fish!
State: Oregon
Country: United States
Rank: #15 out of 268 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted By: David on
Ratings: 5.29
Number of votes: 65
Quote: He who dies with the most toys still dies!
Fish Kept: 2 Pterophyllum Scalare 2 Corydoras trilineatus 2 Silver Metallis Blue Deltatail Guppies 4 Otocinclus
Corals/Plants: 4 bunches of Anacharis 2 Bunches of Red Ludwigia
Tank Size: 20 gallons
Advice: Enjoy the hobby, it's relaxing, addictive, and educational!
Description: One of my Pterophyllum Scalare. I love Angel Fish!

Rated #16: Freshwater Fish - Sciaenochromis Fryeri - Electric Blue Hap Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank

Rated #16: Freshwater Fish - Sciaenochromis Fryeri - Electric Blue Hap Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank - My Electric Blue
Country: Canada
Rank: #16 out of 268 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted By: Ryan on
Ratings: 5.28
Number of votes: 47
Quote: None
Fish Kept: Electric Yellow (Yellow Lab), Red zebra, Hap Ahli (Electric Blue), Johannii, Kenyi, Cobue, Johnsonae, Common Pleco, Clown Loach
Corals/Plants: None
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: None
Description: My Electric Blue

Rated #17: Freshwater Fish - Betta Splendens - Betta Stocking In 1 Gallon Tank

Rated #17: Freshwater Fish - Betta Splendens - Betta Stocking In 1 Gallon Tank - betta
Country: Phillippines
Rank: #17 out of 268 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted By: alex on
Ratings: 5.26
Number of votes: 50
Quote: fish are friends not food
About Yourself: I'm a newbie and really reading hard first before I set up my first aquarium. I really wanted to start with a saltwater aquarium but it is more complicated compared to freshwater fish tank. I wish I can decide soon.
Fish Kept: betta
Corals/Plants: none
Tank Size: 1 gallon
Advice: I'm a newbie
Description: betta

Rated #18: Freshwater Fish - Aequidens Rivulatus - Green Terror Stocking In 75 Gallons Tank

Rated #18: Freshwater Fish - Aequidens Rivulatus - Green Terror Stocking In 75 Gallons Tank - male green terror
State: Texas
Country: United States
Rank: #18 out of 268 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted By: Keri on
Ratings: 5.23
Number of votes: 52
Fish Kept:
Corals/Plants:
Tank Size: 75 gallons
Advice:
Description: male green terror

Rated #19: Freshwater Fish - Arius Jordani - Columbian Shark Stocking In 180 Gallons Tank

Rated #19: Freshwater Fish - Arius Jordani - Columbian Shark Stocking In 180 Gallons Tank - 30" RTC
State: Texas
Country: United States
Rank: #19 out of 268 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted By: Gwyman on
Ratings: 5.22
Number of votes: 50
Fish Kept: You get what you pay for....
Corals/Plants: N/A
Tank Size: 180 gallons
Description: 30" RTC

Rated #20: Freshwater Fish - Osteoglossum Bicirrhosum - Silver Arowana Stocking In 75 Gallons Tank

Rated #20: Freshwater Fish - Osteoglossum Bicirrhosum - Silver Arowana Stocking In 75 Gallons Tank - senagal bichir.
State: Pennsylvania
Country: United States
Rank: #20 out of 268 Freshwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted By: nick on
Ratings: 5.16
Number of votes: 62
Quote: ??????
Fish Kept: exodons, bichirs, sae's, clown loaches.
Tank Size: 75 gallons
Advice: Never give up.
Description: senagal bichir.

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