Top 81 - 90 Freshwater Fish 2009

Rated #81: Freshwater Fish - Ctenopoma Acutirostre - Leopard Ctenopoma Stocking In 10 Gallons Tank

Rated #81: Freshwater Fish - Ctenopoma Acutirostre - Leopard Ctenopoma Stocking In 10 Gallons Tank - Leapord Ctenopoma
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #81 out of 472 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.09
Number of votes: 23
Quote: your thoughts become your actions your actions become your destiny
About Yourself: My obsession is my fish, I barely watch T.v Because I find watching my tanks is much more entertaing!
Fish Kept: male bettas,, glass catfish, guppys, leapord Ctenopoma, flying fox, kouli loaches, diamond tetras,
Corals/Plants: java moss, java fern, Cabomba, dwarf lily, other plants
Tank Size: 10 gallons
Advice: Do your own research, dont trust the pet stores!
Description: Leapord Ctenopoma

Rated #82: Freshwater Fish - Astatotilapia Latifasciata - Zebra Obliquidens Stocking In 75 Gallons Tank

Rated #82: Freshwater Fish - Astatotilapia Latifasciata - Zebra Obliquidens Stocking In 75 Gallons Tank - 75 gallon Malawi Rift Lake tank with low light life plants. There are: Zebra Obliquidens, PS Acei, Yellow labs, pearlmutt labs, Rusty cichlids, Bristlenose pleco and Synodontis multipunctatus.
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #82 out of 472 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.08
Number of votes: 13
Quote: We read to know we are not alone!
Fish Kept: 6 aquariums: Africans 75 gal, Discus, rams, apistos 65 gal, Tiger Barbs & Rainbow Shark 33 gal, Celestial Pearl Danios 15 gal , Cherry Shrimp colony 15 gal, Apisto Vijieta 29 gal
Corals/Plants: One hi-tech CO2 pressurized planted tank to many plants to list, all other tanks including Malawi tank have life plants
Tank Size: 75 gallons
Advice: Regular water changes and be patient. learn about the nitrogen cycle the single most important thing about aquaria
Description: 75 gallon Malawi Rift Lake tank with low light life plants. There are: Zebra Obliquidens, PS Acei, Yellow labs, pearlmutt labs, Rusty cichlids, Bristlenose pleco and Synodontis multipunctatus.

Rated #83: Freshwater Fish - Nandopsis Octofasciatum - Jack Dempsey Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank

Rated #83: Freshwater Fish - Nandopsis Octofasciatum - Jack Dempsey Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank - Digger, my 5 inch Jack Dempsey
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #83 out of 472 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.07
Number of votes: 14
Fish Kept: 1 Jack Dempseys, 1 Malawi Trout, 1 Stuartgranti Maleri, 1 Albino Bristlenose Pleco
Corals/Plants: a few fake ones for some contrast
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: Research!
Description: Digger, my 5 inch Jack Dempsey

Rated #84: Freshwater Fish - Labidochromis Caeruleus - Electric Yellow Cichlid Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank

Rated #84: Freshwater Fish - Labidochromis Caeruleus - Electric Yellow Cichlid Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank - Male and Female Electric Yellow Labs
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #84 out of 472 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.07
Number of votes: 14
About Yourself: I've been addicted to this hobby for going on 2 years. I love it, I currently have a 30 and 55 gallon tank. If your looking to go freshwater......go with cichlids. You won't regret it!
Fish Kept: 55 gallon-ALL MALE TANK! Metriaclima Estherae (Red Zebra) Metriaclima Callainos (Cobalt) Metriaclima Sp. Msobo Metriaclima Greshakei (Ice Blue) Labidochromis Caeruleus (YellowLab) Pseudotropheus sp. Acei (Acei) Pseudotropheus Socolofi Pseudotropheus Saulosi Pseudotropheus Polit OB Peacock Rainbow Shark
Corals/Plants: All fake plants in my 55 gallon.
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: Research, don't jump into things too fast (easier said then done) sometimes "trial and error' is the only way to learn. Ask questions. The WORLD WIDE WEB is your friend. You can learn lots of stuff on there! One last thing......change your water every week.
Description: Male and Female Electric Yellow Labs

Rated #85: Freshwater Fish - Nimbochromis Venustus - Venustus Cichlid Stocking In 100 Gallons Tank

Rated #85: Freshwater Fish - Nimbochromis Venustus - Venustus Cichlid Stocking In 100 Gallons Tank - Good pic of our large Peacock Cichlid
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #85 out of 472 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.07
Number of votes: 15
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: Good pic of our large Peacock Cichlid

Rated #86: Freshwater Fish - Macropodus Opercularis - Blue Paradise Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank

Rated #86: Freshwater Fish - Macropodus Opercularis - Blue Paradise Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank - My Blue Paradise Gourami.
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #86 out of 472 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.07
Number of votes: 15
Quote: it is what it is
About Yourself: I got into fish tanks because i won some fair fish about a year ago. bought a 10 gallon tank to put them in (they're still alive!!). things just took off from there. i fell in love with the hobby. just got my 55 Gallon about 2 weeks ago.
Fish Kept: 55 Gallon- male and female blue paradise gourami 29 Gallon- 3 south american cichlids and a small jack dempsy that is growing too fast 26 Gallon- 4 south american cichlids 10 Gallon- 4 zebra danios and 2 mollies 10 Gallon- 2 goldfish and 2 platies 10 Gallon- temporary housing for a small parrot fish
Corals/Plants: all artificial...real rocks from a creek in the 55...lol
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: take your time with tanks. do not overstock your tanks!! check fish tank mates before you purchase fish so that you can have the variety that you may want eventually. test the water in a new tank with inexpensive fish to make sure that they can survive before you go spending lots of money on expensive fish. do not over-feed your fish. once in the morning and once at night in small amounts is good. over-feeding clouds the water. if your tank is by a window expect green water and excessive algae growth. lots of water changes needed if this happens to clear it up(i learned the hard way)
Description: My Blue Paradise Gourami.

Rated #87: Freshwater Fish - Astronotus Ocellatus - Tiger Oscar Stocking In 75 Gallons Tank

Rated #87: Freshwater Fish - Astronotus Ocellatus - Tiger Oscar Stocking In 75 Gallons Tank - 75g South American cichlids
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #87 out of 472 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.06
Number of votes: 16
Fish Kept: 1- oscar (9 inches) 1- dempsey (5 inches) 1-convict (3 inches) 1-pleco (10 Inches)
Corals/Plants: fake
Tank Size: 75 gallons
Advice: this can get expensive
Description: 75g South American cichlids

Rated #88: Freshwater Fish - Colisa Lalia - Dwarf Gourami Stocking In 47 Gallons Tank

Rated #88: Freshwater Fish - Colisa Lalia - Dwarf Gourami Stocking In 47 Gallons Tank - Colisa Lalia
State:None/Other
Country:Belgium
Rank: #88 out of 472 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.06
Number of votes: 16
Quote: Everybody's equal, but some are more equal then others
About Yourself: nothing personal
Fish Kept: Colisa lalia: 1M 1F Botia Kubotai: 4 Corydora Sterbai: 2 Crystal Red shrimps: 20 Cardinia Japonica: 10 Ottocinclus Affinis: 3 Rasbora Galaxy: 10
Corals/Plants: Microsorum Pteropus "windlov" Rotala Rotundifolia Sp. Green Rotala Rotundifolia Sp. Red Christmass moss Cryptocoryne Wendtii
Tank Size: 47 gallons
Advice: Learn lessons from each step you take!
Description: Colisa Lalia

Rated #89: Freshwater Fish - Labidochromis Caeruleus - Electric Yellow Cichlid Stocking In 75 Gallons Tank

Rated #89: Freshwater Fish - Labidochromis Caeruleus - Electric Yellow Cichlid Stocking In 75 Gallons Tank - mixed cichlids
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #89 out of 472 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5
Number of votes: 11
About Yourself: started with a 10 gallon tank with guppies, then i got a 60 gallon corner tank with neon tetras, glo fish gave the 10 gallon to my sister and bought the 70 and no i am icthing to get a bigger tank maybe about 125gallon. my family and friends have said that i left my DVD collection to now collect cichlids. because i would buy a lot of DVDS no i spend my money on my fish. lol
Fish Kept: Malawi cichlids
Corals/Plants: Lace rock, sand subtrate, fake plants, and some pvc pipe in the sand for some good hiding places.
Tank Size: 75 gallons
Advice: i am new to cichlids and everyone enjoys them in my house, i do 70 % water changes two times a month but it is very worth it.
Description: mixed cichlids

Rated #90: Freshwater Fish - Heros Severus X Amphilophus Citrinellum - Blood Parrot Stocking In 50 Gallons Tank

Rated #90: Freshwater Fish - Heros Severus X Amphilophus Citrinellum - Blood Parrot Stocking In 50 Gallons Tank - hard to show the scale size of 'big george' the parrot cichlid but the severum he is next to is all of 7-8 inches
State:None/Other
Country:United Kingdom
Rank: #90 out of 472 Freshwater Fish submitted 2009
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5
Number of votes: 12
Quote: "Its not the size of the man in the fight but the size of the fight in the man".
About Yourself: I am a male singer/songwriter from central Scotland.I have a wife and 12 year old son who is also very interested in tropicals and has asked for his own tank to keep ONE arrowana!! (he probably will get one).
Fish Kept: Community fishes _ angels,platys,guppies etc.
Corals/Plants: A nice big artificial piece of coral that is very easy to keep and does not require special light.:).
Tank Size: 50 gallons
Advice: Change adequate amount of water weekly or at least every ten or so days to keep your fishes healthy and happy.Do NOT overfeed as this adds to water problems.If you have fed your fishes and come home with that bag of live brine shrimp or bloodworm, it is tempting to feed straight away but put them away till its time to feed them again.
Description: hard to show the scale size of 'big george' the parrot cichlid but the severum he is next to is all of 7-8 inches

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