Top 11 - 20 Freshwater Fish 2009

Rated #11: Freshwater Fish - Aulonocara Nyassae Var. - Peacock Cichlid, Orange Blossom Stocking In 90 Gallons Tank

Rated #11: Freshwater Fish - Aulonocara Nyassae Var. - Peacock Cichlid, Orange Blossom Stocking In 90 Gallons Tank - OB Red Empress
State: New York
Country: United States
Rank: #11 out of 476 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 #12: Freshwater Fish - Pterophyllum Sp. - Koi Angel Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank

Rated #12: Freshwater Fish - Pterophyllum Sp. - Koi Angel Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank - How long does it take to get a decent picture, those fish just won't pose for the camera.
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #12 out of 476 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.73
Number of votes: 11
Quote: Don't have one
About Yourself: I like Fish
Fish Kept: 3 Angel Fish (1male, 2 female which fight quite a bit) 2 Rainbow Fish (1m, 2f) 1 Platy 2 Bala Sharks 1 Tyre Track Eel 5 Dalmatian Guppies 5 Rummy Nosed Tetra's 5 Glowlight Tetra's 5 Neon Tetra's 5 Tetra's (forgot type) 3 Pleco's 7 Algae Eating Shrimp 6 Glass Catfish
Corals/Plants: 2 Microsorum pteropus 1 Myriophllum mezianum 2 Vallisneria spiralis 1 Bacopa caroliniana 1 Limnophilia sessiliflora 4 Forgot the name
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: Ask and learn
Description: How long does it take to get a decent picture, those fish just won't pose for the camera.

Rated #13: Freshwater Fish - Eleotris Picta - Spotted Seeper Stocking In 48 Gallons Tank

Rated #13: 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!!
Country: Canada
Rank: #13 out of 476 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.71
Number of votes: 17
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 #14: Freshwater Fish - Nandopsis Octofasciatum - Jack Dempsey Stocking In 100 Gallons Tank

Rated #14: Freshwater Fish - Nandopsis Octofasciatum - Jack Dempsey Stocking In 100 Gallons Tank - Our beautiful Jack Dempsey. He is very photogenic!
State: Tennessee
Country: United States
Rank: #14 out of 476 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.69
Number of votes: 13
Quote: This too, shall pass. - GOD
About Yourself: I got into hobbying because of turtles. Once the turtles were big and strong, we released them but I wasn't through with fish. They are my relaxation! I enjoy them thoroughly and they always make me smile! I am currently waiting to hear back from the Memphis Fire Department to see if I will be in their October 2009 hiring class. I want to save people. I suppose until that time, I will continue saving fish!
Fish Kept: In the 100 gallon: 2 Red-Bellied Pacu's 2 Pleco's 2 Green Severums 1 Jack Dempsey 1 Peacock Cichlid 1 Blue Cobalt Cichlid 1 Khouli Loach In the 40 gallon: 2 Female Peacock Cichlid's 1 Male Peacock Cichlid
Corals/Plants: We use plastic plants, as Pacu would eat the real ones!
Tank Size: 100 gallons
Advice: I am actually fairly new to being an aquarium hobbyist, and truth be told if it wasn't for our Pacu I never would have gotten in this deep, but I sure am glad I have! I started out with a 10 gallon tank that housed 2 hatchling red-eared sliders. Once they got to about half dollar size we got our Jack Dempsey and the smallest of our Plecos. Then, while I was at Petco my eye caught sight of this cute lil thang they call a Red-Bellied Pacu. The lady told me he may be cute now but he'll "grow to be the size of a tire". Silly me didn't believe, but here I am less than a year later upgraded x 10 for him. (my new hobbyist advice: Do not take on a Pacu unless you are willing to buy its needs. I hear and see people constantly selling these or giving them away because they have 'outgrown' their owners aquariums. THEY GET HUGE and are GREAT fish, but they don't deserve to be handed off and stressed out because of our human mistakes. Think before you buy!!)
Description: Our beautiful Jack Dempsey. He is very photogenic!

Rated #15: Freshwater Fish - Pseudotropheus Estherae - Red Zebra Cichlid Stocking In 120 Gallons Tank

Rated #15: Freshwater Fish - Pseudotropheus Estherae - Red Zebra Cichlid Stocking In 120 Gallons Tank - Red Zebra
Country: Canada
Rank: #15 out of 476 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.62
Number of votes: 13
About Yourself: Just started with Chiclids about a month ago. I'll be updating these images in another month or so after I get the fish population up.
Fish Kept: Mixed African Cichlids.
Corals/Plants: None
Tank Size: 120 gallons
Advice: Clean water... Happy fish!
Description: Red Zebra

Rated #16: Freshwater Fish - Symphysodon Spp. - Red Turquoise Discus Stocking In 38 Gallons Tank

Rated #16: Freshwater Fish - Symphysodon Spp. - Red Turquoise Discus Stocking In 38 Gallons Tank - red turquoise
Country: India
Rank: #16 out of 476 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.6
Number of votes: 20
About Yourself: i had a albino oscar earliar almost about 11 inches but died due to illness which was very heart-breaking and now decided to keep discus and need to work more on my tank.
Fish Kept: 1 Red melon, 2 red turquoise, 1 blue snakeskin, 2 julli cory bottom feeder and dozens of cardinal tetra.
Corals/Plants: artificial plants and a driftwood
Tank Size: 38 gallons
Advice: This is the best thing u can have just need to know things properly before getting started
Description: red turquoise

Rated #17: Freshwater Fish - Pelvicachromis Pulcher - Kribensis Cichlid Stocking In 17 Gallons Tank

Rated #17: Freshwater Fish - Pelvicachromis Pulcher - Kribensis Cichlid Stocking In 17 Gallons Tank - Male Pelvicachromis pulcher...my cute lil' guy!
Country: Canada
Rank: #17 out of 476 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.5
Number of votes: 14
Quote: Will Ferrell (Chazz Reinhold): ... funerals are insane, the chicks are so horny, its not even fair, its like fishing with dynamite ... From Wedding Crashers
About Yourself: Fish obsessed
Fish Kept: One pair of breeding kribs (pelvicachromis pulcher). Assorted platies (sailfin, balloon, etc.) Fancy guppies 6 cardinal tetras 2 ottos 19 assorted fry in containment tank
Corals/Plants: Vallisneria spiralis (eel grass),Vallisneria tortifolia (twisted Vallisneria) and java moss (in the containment tank and on the Malaysian wood.
Tank Size: 17 gallons
Advice: Watch your tank regularly and add fish slowly. Feed your fish a wide variety of food.
Description: Male Pelvicachromis pulcher...my cute lil' guy!

Rated #18: Freshwater Fish - Arius Jordani - Columbian Shark Stocking In 120 Gallons Tank

Rated #18: Freshwater Fish - Arius Jordani - Columbian Shark Stocking In 120 Gallons Tank - Columbian Cat
State: Nevada
Country: United States
Rank: #18 out of 476 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.33
Number of votes: 15
Quote: "America is another name for opportunity. Our whole history appears like a last effort of divine providence on behalf of the human race." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
About Yourself: Just had the itch one day and bought a few Bettas and kept going from there. I have an interest in saltwater tanks, however my pocket book does not currently share the same interest. I just aquired a 120 gallon tank and am in the process of setting it up for saltwater
Fish Kept: Mono Sebae, Russell's Lion, Stonefish, Powder Brown Tang, Spiney Box Puffer, Columbian Shark (catfish).
Corals/Plants: Fake Plants
Tank Size: 120 gallons
Advice: I have this tank and a few other smaller tanks. I recommend beggining with an Eclipse system and reading Freshwater or Saltwater Tanks for Dummies. The Eclipse system comes with everything you need. Make sure you have time for the hobby.
Description: Columbian Cat

Rated #19: Freshwater Fish - Copadichromis Borleyi - Red Fin Kadango Stocking In 80 Gallons Tank

Rated #19: Freshwater Fish - Copadichromis Borleyi - Red Fin Kadango Stocking In 80 Gallons Tank - Copadichromis Borleyi -  Red Fin Kadango
Country: Finland
Rank: #19 out of 476 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.31
Number of votes: 16
Quote: Anything worth doing ...
About Yourself: Cheap alternative over reef tank ..
Fish Kept: Metriaclima Callainos Bright Blue Copadichromis Borleyi Red Fin Kadango Pseudotropheys demasoni Metriaclima estherae Red Zebra Synodontis Petricola Labidochromis caerul L-060 Hypostomus nematopterus + Brotia pagodula
Corals/Plants: Microsorum pteropus Vallisneria spiralis
Tank Size: 80 gallons
Advice: Hold Your horses ... think before building. Twice. At least. Then - be patient.
Description: Copadichromis Borleyi - Red Fin Kadango

Rated #20: Freshwater Fish - Copadichromis Trewavasae - Fireline Mloto Stocking In 100 Gallons Tank

Rated #20: Freshwater Fish - Copadichromis Trewavasae - Fireline Mloto Stocking In 100 Gallons Tank - Copadichromis trewavasae variant
Country: Phillippines
Rank: #20 out of 476 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.23
Number of votes: 13
Quote: "keep the faith and drop the fear, don't believe your doubts and never doubt your beliefs, life is wonderful if you know how to live it"
About Yourself: A malawi fish enthusiast from the Philippines!
Fish Kept: Updated stocklist: -Peacocks- AulonocaraBaenschi,YellowRegal,Maylandi,GermanRed,JacobEureka,MamelaLemonjake,Jacob OtterPt,Lwanda,Usisya,Ngara,RedShoulder,Maulana, OB,Firefish -Haps- CopadichromisAzureus,Chrysonotus,Mloto,Venustus, Compressiceps,BlueDolphin,Lithobates,Phenochilus, SpilonotusMaraRocks,TaiwanReef,SuperRedEmpress, FryeriSnowflakes
Corals/Plants: Boulder rocks Silica sand Rock background
Tank Size: 100 gallons
Advice: Persistence is the key in achieving a perfect tank!
Description: Copadichromis trewavasae variant

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