Top 10 Freshwater Fish 2009

Rated #1: Freshwater Fish - Aequidens Rivulatus - Green Terror Stocking In 90 Gallons Tank

Rated #1: Freshwater Fish - Aequidens Rivulatus - Green Terror Stocking In 90 Gallons Tank - King of the Jungle 7"
Username: Fabian
Country: Canada
Rank: #1 out of 475 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted By: Fabian on
Ratings: 8.29
Number of votes: 17
Fish Kept: 1 Green Terror cichlid, 7 Bolivan Rams, 6 Silver Dollers, 1 Keyhole cichlid, 2 Flash Pleco
Corals/Plants: Slate rocks, driftwood, & artificial plants
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Advice: Don't get lazy. Keep to a maintanance plan. 20% weekly water change, that includes all that sh#* at the bottom. Stick to that one rule to keep you,and the fish happy
Description: King of the Jungle 7"

Rated #2: Freshwater Fish - Aulonocara Red Orchid Stocking In 90 Gallons Tank

Rated #2: Freshwater Fish - Aulonocara Red Orchid Stocking In 90 Gallons Tank - Aulonocara Red Orchid
Username: Robb McDougall
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #2 out of 475 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted By: Robb McDougall on
Ratings: 7.87
Number of votes: 31
Quote: Always a Pleasure, Never a Chore
About Yourself: Im am a 22 year old young man who is currently setting up a business setting up and maintaining aquariums in the north west of England.
Fish Kept: Theres a few too many to list in my tanks now but basically, Male Only Aulonocara and Haps - Cichlids
Corals/Plants: Plastic Plants, Ive never been a big fan of real plants.
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Advice: Keep it clean! I do 45-50% water changes every week without fail. Also over filter your tanks as much as you can, I put twice the filtration recommended, it keeps the water cleaner, safer and more movement, If you can afford another filter theres no disadvantage
Description: Aulonocara Red Orchid

Rated #3: Freshwater Fish - Nandopsis Octofasciatum - Electric Blue Jack Dempsey Stocking In 150 Gallons Tank

Rated #3: Freshwater Fish - Nandopsis Octofasciatum - Electric Blue Jack Dempsey Stocking In 150 Gallons Tank - Electric Blue Jack Dempsey
Username: Adam J H
Country: United States
Rank: #3 out of 475 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted By: Adam J H on
Ratings: 7.75
Number of votes: 16
Fish Kept: 8 Oranda Goldfish 1 Fantail Goldfish 1 Ranchu Goldfish 1 Moor Goldfish
Corals/Plants: Artifical
Tank Size: 150 gallons
Advice: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Description: Electric Blue Jack Dempsey

Rated #4: Freshwater Fish - Melanochromis Johannii - Johanni Cichlid Stocking In 90 Gallons Tank

Rated #4: Freshwater Fish - Melanochromis Johannii - Johanni Cichlid Stocking In 90 Gallons Tank - This is one of my fovorite fish in the tank. Take a close look at his teeth.
Username: Steven Nieto
Country: United States
Rank: #4 out of 475 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted By: Steven Nieto on
Ratings: 7.43
Number of votes: 14
Fish Kept: African Chiclids.
Corals/Plants: Plastic
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Advice: Take your time when setting up a fish tank and make sure you get it the way you want it.
Description: This is one of my fovorite fish in the tank. Take a close look at his teeth.

Rated #5: Freshwater Fish - Symphysodon Sp. - Yellow Marlboro Discus Stocking In 180 Gallons Tank

Rated #5: Freshwater Fish - Symphysodon Sp. - Yellow Marlboro Discus Stocking In 180 Gallons Tank - A couple of my Discus getting to know each other, nothing has come of it.
Username: David Robinson
Country: Canada
Rank: #5 out of 475 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted By: David Robinson on
Ratings: 7.33
Number of votes: 12
Quote: Yes you have to buy a heater, they are tropical fish...
About Yourself: Keeping fish for about 30 years, have raised angels commercially and trying to raise Discus now. This show tank is my grow out tank. I have 4 30 gallon bare tanks in waiting for when the pairs start to get frisky. My other life long hobby is photography, so photographing my fish is the best challenge of all.
Fish Kept: Discus, Angel fish Cardinal Tetras, Clown Loaches, Gold Spotted Plecostomus and Albino Coryadoras.
Corals/Plants: Live plants
Tank Size: 180 gallons
Advice: Patience, Patience, Patience
Description: A couple of my Discus getting to know each other, nothing has come of it.

Rated #6: Freshwater Fish - Aulonocara Rubescens - Ruby Red Peacock Stocking In 190 Gallons Tank

Rated #6: Freshwater Fish - Aulonocara Rubescens - Ruby Red Peacock Stocking In 190 Gallons Tank - My breeder male ruby red peacock. i have been breeding this line for at least 4 years now.
Username: Dave Boyce
Country: United States
Rank: #6 out of 475 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted By: Dave Boyce on
Ratings: 7.2
Number of votes: 15
About Yourself: I have been in the hobby for around 40 years. I started with angle fish but now all I do are african cichlids. I am a truck driver. I really enjoy breeding and raising quality africans. I have over 3000 gallons in my fish room and to keep up with the water changes every week you really have to enjoy doing it.
Fish Kept: african cichlids: peacock, Haps, Frontosa
Corals/Plants: none
Tank Size: 190 gallons
Advice: Weekly water changes of 25% and a high quality healthy diet will bring the best color out of you fish.
Description: My breeder male ruby red peacock. i have been breeding this line for at least 4 years now.

Rated #7: Freshwater Fish - Blue Turquoise Discus Stocking In 30 Gallons Tank

Rated #7: Freshwater Fish - Blue Turquoise Discus Stocking In 30 Gallons Tank - My Discus
Username: il2fd
Country: Australia
Rank: #7 out of 475 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted By: il2fd on
Ratings: 7.13
Number of votes: 16
About Yourself: Only just started keeping fish again. So far I have: -30G Cichlid Tank -7G Planted Tank -30cm Cube Planted Tank -7G Reef Tank -112G Tank that is waiting for contents
Fish Kept: Lots lol. Message me or email me to find out more.
Tank Size: 30 gallons
Advice: Join forums, read and ask questions.
Description: My Discus

Rated #8: Freshwater Fish - Parachromis Managuensis - Jaguar Cichlid Stocking In 5 Gallons Tank

Rated #8: Freshwater Fish - Parachromis Managuensis - Jaguar Cichlid Stocking In 5 Gallons Tank - JAGUAR CICHLID(MALE) this is the most aggresive fish I have ever had! This fish has to be kept alone! This fish is now about 15 inches long now and is about 3 years old. This fish was in a 75 gallon tank, but I had to move him back to a 69 gallon hex tank because he would swim as fast as he could into side of the 75 gallon tank trying to attack anything that came near the tank.I feared the fish would kill himself one day doing this as he has already broke the 2 front teeth he used to have.He will also pick up anything (rocks decorations etc..) and ram the tank with them so hard you will think the glass is going to break!(Pea size gravel is best with this fish)He will also attack the tube on the filter and push it sideways to the point that he almost knocks the filter off the back of the tank.As for water changes and cleaning of the tank this is a good 1...Majority of people will not agree with my upkeep of this fishes tank.I dont do hardly nothing!(magnetic scraper for algea and filter changes) This fish moves gravel ALL the time sturring the tank up! So the filter does all the work plus some help from the fish.THIS FISH WILL JUMP OUT OF THE TANK TO ATTACK YOU! So trying to put your hands in the tank with this fish is questionable or putting your face around an uncovered tank.I feed this fish pellet food and occasionally i will feed live shiners from the bait store,but Ive found live food creates high nitrates so filter changes are more often with live food.
   Overall this is an exciting fish to have it is the most interactive fish I have ever seen and is always getting my attention
Username: PAUL
Country: United States
Rank: #8 out of 475 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted By: PAUL on
Ratings: 6.93
Number of votes: 28
About Yourself: I am 37 have been doing the fish thing over the past 15 trs off and on.This last time im going 6 yrs strong.It started with a 39 gallon tank and 2 tiger oscars the size of 1 inch.II now have 3 55gallon,1 75 gallon,1 120 gallon 1 10 gallon and 1 5 gallon.I love fish!I love to go fishing also.I figured if I cant live with fish I will have them live with me.The only thing closer to me than my fish is my Tree Service and my dog(my best friend).
Fish Kept: ARCHERS OSCARS PEACOCK BASS JAGUAR CICHLID(m/f) BLACK KNIFE,Electic blue Jack Dempsies,feshwater flounder,fancy guppies,tetras,cat fish(upsidedown,albino channel,glass,walking,asian)dragon gobies,Electic blue crawfish
Corals/Plants: HARD TO WITH THESE FISH
Tank Size: 5 gallons
Advice: It always starts with 1 fish
Description: JAGUAR CICHLID(MALE) this is the most aggresive fish I have ever had! This fish has to be kept alone! This fish is now about 15 inches long now and is about 3 years old. This fish was in a 75 gallon tank, but I had to move him back to a 69 gallon hex tank because he would swim as fast as he could into side of the 75 gallon tank trying to attack anything that came near the tank.I feared the fish would kill himself one day doing this as he has already broke the 2 front teeth he used to have.He will also pick up anything (rocks decorations etc..) and ram the tank with them so hard you will think the glass is going to break!(Pea size gravel is best with this fish)He will also attack the tube on the filter and push it sideways to the point that he almost knocks the filter off the back of the tank.As for water changes and cleaning of the tank this is a good 1...Majority of people will not agree with my upkeep of this fishes tank.I dont do hardly nothing!(magnetic scraper for algea and filter changes) This fish moves gravel ALL the time sturring the tank up! So the filter does all the work plus some help from the fish.THIS FISH WILL JUMP OUT OF THE TANK TO ATTACK YOU! So trying to put your hands in the tank with this fish is questionable or putting your face around an uncovered tank.I feed this fish pellet food and occasionally i will feed live shiners from the bait store,but Ive found live food creates high nitrates so filter changes are more often with live food. Overall this is an exciting fish to have it is the most interactive fish I have ever seen and is always getting my attention

Rated #9: Freshwater Fish - Eleotris Picta - Spotted Seeper Stocking In 48 Gallons Tank

Rated #9: Freshwater Fish - Eleotris Picta - Spotted Seeper Stocking In 48 Gallons Tank - This is Russell. My "Water Cow Goby" also know as a "Spotted Sleeper Goby" or "Eleotris Picta" He will eat anything that will fit in his mouth so he has his very own tank!!
Username: Rhonda
Country: Canada
Rank: #9 out of 475 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted By: Rhonda on
Ratings: 6.83
Number of votes: 18
Quote: none
About Yourself: I love fish and aquariums. I find them very relaxing to watch..better than T.V!! I have 7 aquariums now and want more. I'm hooked!!
Fish Kept: Guppies,Mollies, Swordtails, platties, and a Water Cow Goby.
Corals/Plants: All Fake Plants. Would LOVE to have a planted tank. Don't know how or where to start. Still learning and researching!!
Tank Size: 48 gallons
Advice: I'm new at this, I could use some advice.
Description: This is Russell. My "Water Cow Goby" also know as a "Spotted Sleeper Goby" or "Eleotris Picta" He will eat anything that will fit in his mouth so he has his very own tank!!

Rated #10: Freshwater Fish - Aulonocara Nyassae Var. - Peacock Cichlid, Orange Blossom Stocking In 36 Gallons Tank

Rated #10: Freshwater Fish - Aulonocara Nyassae Var. - Peacock Cichlid, Orange Blossom Stocking In 36 Gallons Tank - My Peacock Cichlid
Username: Will
Country: United States
Rank: #10 out of 475 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted By: Will on
Ratings: 6.8
Number of votes: 15
About Yourself: I use to do it when i was a kid then one day i seen how bright and vibrant Cichlids are and that there freshwater fish so I decided to get back into it. I'm layed off from a Car Dealership Thanks to Obama. I use to do Detailing during the day and a salesmen at night then towards the end I was a Painters Assistant
Fish Kept: Green Terror, Flame Back, Rusty, Peacock, Yellow Lab and a Red Finned Albino Cichlids and a Rubbernose and one Brush Mouth Plecos and a recently added Red Clawed Crab
Corals/Plants: Petco Bamboo
Tank Size: 36 gallons
Advice: Get a Marina AquaVac Gravel Cleaner! Got a 50' long one off of ebay for $32.99 shipped. It makes cleaning your tank a breeze.
Description: My Peacock Cichlid
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