Top 71 - 80 Freshwater Fish 2009

Rated #71: Freshwater Fish - Melanochromis Auratus - Auratus Cichlid Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank

Rated #71: Freshwater Fish - Melanochromis Auratus - Auratus Cichlid Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank - Golden Cichlid  
Melanochromis Auratas female
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #71 out of 472 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.27
Number of votes: 15
Quote: The Lord does not subtract from the alloted time of man the hours spent in fishing (Old Babylonian Proverb)
About Yourself: Keep Fish and Catch fish and Eat fish, oh and dont forget to Feed the fish
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: Google it
Description: Golden Cichlid Melanochromis Auratas female

Rated #72: Freshwater Fish - Hemichromis Bimaculatus - Jewel Cichlid

Rated #72: Freshwater Fish - Hemichromis Bimaculatus - Jewel Cichlid - Jewel
State:None/Other
Country:Australia
Rank: #72 out of 472 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.23
Number of votes: 13
Corals/Plants: Mixed
Advice: None. Just starting out
Description: Jewel

Rated #73: Freshwater Fish - Cyrtocara Moorii - Blue Dolphin Cichlid Stocking In 45 Gallons Tank

Rated #73: Freshwater Fish - Cyrtocara Moorii - Blue Dolphin Cichlid Stocking In 45 Gallons Tank - Some of the fish
State:None/Other
Country:Australia
Rank: #73 out of 472 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.22
Number of votes: 18
Fish Kept: Mostly lake malawi cichlids (electric yellows, electric blue, red zebra, maingano, afra cobue, blue dolphin, cobalt blue, red forrest jewel, red peacock, interruptus,venustus & lombardoi) and have 3 american cichlids (convicts) and 3 lake tanganyika (frontosa, julidochromis gombi & princess cichlid)
Corals/Plants: In my experience, cichlids destroy real plants, so i only have a few fake plants at this stage.
Tank Size: 45 gallons
Advice: Get a ph buffer for your tank, as the correct ph level will bring out the colours in the fish. Although its expensive to buy a lot of chemicals for the tank, its worth it as you will rarely lose a fish if you get the water right.
Description: Some of the fish

Rated #74: Freshwater Fish - Hemichromis Lifalili - Lifalili Cichlid Stocking In 65 Gallons Tank

Rated #74: Freshwater Fish - Hemichromis Lifalili - Lifalili Cichlid Stocking In 65 Gallons Tank - hemichromis lifalili
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #74 out of 472 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.22
Number of votes: 23
Fish Kept: 2Blue dempseys , Hemichromis lifalili and Synodontis angelicus. I also keep crays guppies and snails
Corals/Plants: none
Tank Size: 65 gallons
Advice: the bigger the better
Description: hemichromis lifalili

Rated #75: Freshwater Fish - Labidochromis Caeruleus - Electric Yellow Cichlid Stocking In 400 Gallons Tank

Rated #75: Freshwater Fish - Labidochromis Caeruleus - Electric Yellow Cichlid Stocking In 400 Gallons Tank - electric blue and yellow
State:None/Other
Country:Australia
Rank: #75 out of 472 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.21
Number of votes: 19
About Yourself: Started off keeping native australian fish (Rainbows, Jungle Perch, Barra etc) caught in local creeks. I am a systems engineer for a ISP.
Fish Kept: Hump Heads (4), Shell Squaters (30+), Discus(2), Krebs(20+), Nicaragua Parrots(2), Bristle Nose(200+), clown loaches(3), snails(lots), Killi fish (4), upsidedown catfish(1) Have in the past kept Forset Jewels, Rams, Crimsons Tide and Flame Backs.
Corals/Plants: Anything that grows well in +25 degree temps.
Tank Size: 400 gallons
Advice: Change your water. research your fish, buy fish books.
Description: electric blue and yellow

Rated #76: Freshwater Fish - Cyphotilapia Frontosa - Frontosa Cichlid Stocking In 180 Gallons Tank

Rated #76: Freshwater Fish - Cyphotilapia Frontosa - Frontosa Cichlid Stocking In 180 Gallons Tank - Mbuna tank
State:None/Other
Country:United Kingdom
Rank: #76 out of 472 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.18
Number of votes: 17
About Yourself: Me and a few friends all set up tanks when i was around 12 years old been keeping fish for nearly 6 years
Fish Kept: malawi mbuna with a couple of haps Lab Hongi Pseudotropheus Saulosi Elongatus neon spot Metriaclima Membe Deep etc..
Corals/Plants: Plastic plants
Tank Size: 180 gallons
Advice: Take your time when starting up..Practise makes perfect.Dont rush into things as it may cause probelems at a later date
Description: Mbuna tank

Rated #77: Freshwater Fish - Betta Splendens - Crown Tail Betta Stocking In 77 Gallons Tank

Rated #77: Freshwater Fish - Betta Splendens - Crown Tail Betta Stocking In 77 Gallons Tank - Crowntail Betta
State:None/Other
Country:Canada
Rank: #77 out of 472 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.17
Number of votes: 24
Fish Kept: angels,orange laser cory's, swords, a killifish, female betta's, plattys, oto cats
Corals/Plants: too many to mention.
Tank Size: 77 gallons
Advice: lots of light
Description: Crowntail Betta

Rated #78: Freshwater Fish - Pelvicachromis Pulcher - Kribensis Cichlid Stocking In 75 Gallons Tank

Rated #78: Freshwater Fish - Pelvicachromis Pulcher - Kribensis Cichlid Stocking In 75 Gallons Tank - My kribensis cichlid pair and their couple day old babies...
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #78 out of 472 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.17
Number of votes: 12
About Yourself: I'm a 22 year old undergrad senior at the University of Minnesota, majoring in Psychology. My parents always kept fish so they were just always around and I took them for granted. One day last year I decided to get a betta and well things just took off from there. Now I've got a 75 gallon.
Fish Kept: So far- 9 rummy nose tetras, 5 corys, 3 glass catfish, 2 golden gouramis (male and female), 2 kribensis cichlids (male and female), 1 albino pleco, So far everyone is getting along!
Corals/Plants: I honestly don't know what plants I ended up picking up but I've got about 8 or so young plants that will hopefully grow bigger soon. I've got a small piece of driftwood with a plant growing out of it. I plan on getting a couple more larger pieces of driftwood. I've got two rock caves built with other river rocks scattered around. Nice natural gravel lining the bottom.
Tank Size: 75 gallons
Advice: Be prepared to spend money...a lot of money. The cheapest is not always the best. But 10 mins of watching your fish tank is worth every penny. I look at a fish tank as playing god in a sense, you're creating and maintaining an entire closed loop eco-system. Seeing your fish happy is an indicator of your skill and passion for fishkeeping. Oh and never buy rocks, that's just crazy.
Description: My kribensis cichlid pair and their couple day old babies...

Rated #79: Freshwater Fish - Helostoma Temmincki - Kissing Gourami Stocking In 150 Gallons Tank

Rated #79: Freshwater Fish - Helostoma Temmincki - Kissing Gourami Stocking In 150 Gallons Tank - Kissing Gourami
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #79 out of 472 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.13
Number of votes: 15
Tank Size: 150 gallons
Advice: Make your aquarium as automated as possible Plan your tank for mature fish size. It may be exciting to see a lot of fish in your aquarium, but the personality they will reveal when not overcrowded is much more rewarding
Description: Kissing Gourami

Rated #80: Freshwater Fish - Aequidens Rivulatus - Green Terror Stocking In 72 Gallons Tank

Rated #80: Freshwater Fish - Aequidens Rivulatus - Green Terror Stocking In 72 Gallons Tank - This is my green terror named Rico.
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #80 out of 472 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.12
Number of votes: 17
Quote: Fear profits a man nothing...
About Yourself: 25 years old, operation Iraqi Freedom II Veteran, I was medically retired from the military may of 2008, and I was diagnosed with cancer December 2008.No longer need to work thanks to the check for the VA, so I got into fish keeping for stress relief, and it is helping... Something about getting blown up in a foriegn county and getting brain damagae along with damagae to a few parts of your body, coming home and finding one thing that helps you sleep better at night, and keeps you from sweeting during the day... Fish are a beautiful thing
Fish Kept: 8 Roseline Sharks, 4 Rainbow Sharks, 3 Flying Foxes, 3 Otocinclus, 3 Syn. Decorus (4 to 6 inches), 2 Syn. Petricolas, 2 Brichardis, and 1 Angel Fish.
Corals/Plants: I have some Italian Val, Java Fern, Pondweed, Anubias, and Cryptocoryne albida
Tank Size: 72 gallons
Advice: Take all the time you need for research it can be very costly if not.
Description: This is my green terror named Rico.

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