Top 10 Freshwater Fish 2009

Rated #1: Freshwater Fish - Symphysodon Aequifasciatus - Golden Melon Discus Stocking In 127 Gallons Tank

Rated #1: Freshwater Fish - Symphysodon Aequifasciatus - Golden Melon Discus Stocking In 127 Gallons Tank - Discus Golden Melon with fry
State:None/Other
Country:Sweden
Rank: #1 out of 472 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 7.91
Number of votes: 11
About Yourself: I have had many aquariums and many different kinds of fish. As I have tried on new varieties and have experienced their different ways of playing and caring for their brood, curiosity has only become greater. And now it is only Discus!
Fish Kept: 11 Discus ( 2 Blue Diamond, 2 Royal Blue, 1 Red Melon, 1 Golden Melon, 1 Rose Red, 1 Golden Candle, 1 Checkerboard pigeon, 1 Leopard, 1 Marlboro Red) 2 Ancistrus, 1 Gibbicept, 1 Platydoras costatus, 3 st Corydoras.
Corals/Plants: Most only fabric plants.
Tank Size: 127 gallons
Advice: A lot of caring = Beautiful and prosperous Discus fishes
Description: Discus Golden Melon with fry

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
State:None/Other
Country:United Kingdom
Rank: #2 out of 472 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 7.83
Number of votes: 30
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 - Blue Turquoise Discus Stocking In 30 Gallons Tank

Rated #3: Freshwater Fish - Blue Turquoise Discus Stocking In 30 Gallons Tank - My Discus
State:None/Other
Country:Australia
Rank: #3 out of 472 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 7.53
Number of votes: 15
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 #4: Freshwater Fish - Nandopsis Octofasciatum - Electric Blue Jack Dempsey Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank

Rated #4: Freshwater Fish - Nandopsis Octofasciatum - Electric Blue Jack Dempsey Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank - jack dempsey
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #4 out of 472 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 7.37
Number of votes: 19
Quote: none
About Yourself: none
Fish Kept: african cichlids, nw cichlids, loaches, tetras,barbs,gouramis, sharks, catfish,betas,angelfish,danios,guppies platies,swordtails,rasboras,goldfish...ect
Corals/Plants: none
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: cycle your tank before you add fish
Description: jack dempsey

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.
State:None/Other
Country:Canada
Rank: #5 out of 472 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
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 Nyassae Var. - Peacock Cichlid, Orange Blossom Stocking In 72 Gallons Tank

Rated #6: Freshwater Fish - Aulonocara Nyassae Var. - Peacock Cichlid, Orange Blossom Stocking In 72 Gallons Tank - MY NEWEST CICHLID.
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #6 out of 472 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.85
Number of votes: 13
About Yourself: 36 years old. I work behind a desk everyday with no windows. My fishtank is my joy and addiction...
Fish Kept: 1- Male Yellow Labidochromis (yellow lab) 1- Male Aulonocara Stuartgranti, 1-Male Haplochromis sp.(Flameback) 1-Siamese algae eater,
Corals/Plants: No live plants.
Tank Size: 72 gallons
Advice: Read, Read, Read as much as you can. Ask questions when you don't know.
Description: MY NEWEST CICHLID.

Rated #7: Freshwater Fish - Aulonocara Rubescens - Ruby Red Peacock Stocking In 190 Gallons Tank

Rated #7: 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.
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #7 out of 472 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.85
Number of votes: 13
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 #8: Freshwater Fish - Betta Splendens - Betta - Male Stocking In 33 Gallons Tank

Rated #8: Freshwater Fish - Betta Splendens - Betta - Male Stocking In 33 Gallons Tank - Siamese Fighter fish
State:None/Other
Country:United Kingdom
Rank: #8 out of 472 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.79
Number of votes: 14
Fish Kept: Betta fish, neons, silver hatchet, otosinclus, Fire eel, pictus catfish, silver shark, rainbow shark, gold nugget plec, silver dollars, gourami.
Corals/Plants: plastic planks, and bog wood
Tank Size: 33 gallons
Advice: Don't underestimate the space that a fish needs to swim, overcrowding either with fish or ornaments is something to avoid!
Description: Siamese Fighter fish

Rated #9: Freshwater Fish - Aulonocara Nyassae Var. - Peacock Cichlid, Orange Blossom Stocking In 90 Gallons Tank

Rated #9: Freshwater Fish - Aulonocara Nyassae Var. - Peacock Cichlid, Orange Blossom Stocking In 90 Gallons Tank - OB Red Empress
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #9 out of 472 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.75
Number of votes: 12
Quote: "If not in it for the show, be in it for the breed."
About Yourself: Time to update profile. Moved to NY in January '09. Open to the public, not a petshop, but allowing the residents around here to stop by anytime to see my tanks and buy fish. We have 152 running aquariums now, mainly 55/75, and 30's for grow out, 16 - 350 gallon containment vats for growing out some of the more prolific species, and 2 vats dedicated to breeding our beloved Blue Rainbow tropheus, and Masawa Duboisi tropheus. Total Gallons at this point is undetermined, but ALOT 13,000gallons? somewhere around there.
Fish Kept: in this tank are: OB Red Empress, Labeotropheus Trewavasae, Labidochromis Hongi, Labidochromis Caereleus
Corals/Plants: Black Argonite, Lace rock, Clay caves, filtered by Rena
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Advice: start small and research...research..research., if your going to do it, start small and learn to do it the right way.
Description: OB Red Empress

Rated #10: Freshwater Fish - Symphysodon Discus - Heckel Discus Stocking In 187 Gallons Tank

Rated #10: Freshwater Fish - Symphysodon Discus - Heckel Discus Stocking In 187 Gallons Tank - My Heckel group
State:None/Other
Country:Sweden
Rank: #10 out of 472 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.75
Number of votes: 20
Fish Kept: Wild Caught Heckel Symphysodon Discus (8) Wild Caught Pterophyllum Altum (3) Aphyocharax anisitsi - Bloodfin Tetra(20) L333 Hypancistrus sp. (1) Corydoras Sterbaii (10)
Corals/Plants: Biotope plants
Tank Size: 187 gallons
Advice: Keep it clean and simple, don't over do it.
Description: My Heckel group
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