Top 11 - 20 Freshwater Fish 2012

Rated #11: Freshwater Fish - Phenacogrammus Interruptus - Congo Tetra Stocking In 29 Gallons Tank

Rated #11: Freshwater Fish - Phenacogrammus Interruptus - Congo Tetra Stocking In 29 Gallons Tank - my one male congo
Username: Chris
Country: United States
Rank: #11 out of 134 Freshwater Fish submitted 2012
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Submitted By: Chris on
Ratings: 6.26
Number of votes: 19
About Yourself: I had a freshwater tank as a kid that was all cichlids, and my girlfriend got me back into it with this 29 gallon tank as her Christmas gift to me a few years back.
Fish Kept: congos, some left over red eyes, and a clown pleco
Corals/Plants: java fern
Tank Size: 29 gallons
Advice: read everything you can, try something at least once and if it doesn't work try something else, eventually it will all work out. Plan as much as you can!
Description: my one male congo

Rated #12: Freshwater Fish - Heros Serverus - Gold Severum Stocking In 40 Gallons Tank

Rated #12: Freshwater Fish - Heros Serverus - Gold Severum Stocking In 40 Gallons Tank - My Golden Severum
Username: Keith Pillay
Country: South Africa
Rank: #12 out of 134 Freshwater Fish submitted 2012
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Submitted By: Keith Pillay on
Ratings: 6.23
Number of votes: 13
Fish Kept: Malawi Cichlids Parrotfish Deacons Silver Dollars Butterfly Pleco Clown & Pakistani Loach Red Tail Black Shark Diamond Shark
Corals/Plants: Plastic and Natural
Tank Size: 40 gallons
Advice: Patience is key
Description: My Golden Severum

Rated #13: Freshwater Fish - Apteronotus Albifrons - Black Ghost Knifefish Stocking In 60 Gallons Tank

Rated #13: Freshwater Fish - Apteronotus Albifrons - Black Ghost Knifefish Stocking In 60 Gallons Tank - This is one of our Ghost Fish, in
their newly planted tank.
Username: Mark Gonzales
Country: Quatar
Rank: #13 out of 134 Freshwater Fish submitted 2012
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Submitted By: Mark Gonzales on
Ratings: 6.19
Number of votes: 16
Quote: "Light travels faster than sound, that's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak"
About Yourself: I'm and avid fish-goer. I took up this art (because it's not just a hobby) years ago to actually learn the feeding habits of various types of fish. Why? I love to fish, and seeing how fish are and how they eat, helped me with figuring out just how to refine my sport fishing. Also, there is nothing better than coming home and feeling the peace and tranquility of being able to watch the our personal National Geographic at home. We have seven tanks, each built out with separate habitas, everything from African set ups, amazon set ups, river and tropics. I try to get fish that are unique and rarely find in home aquariums. I love having friends over who feel as if they should have paid an entrance fee just to see the exhibits we have set up. Lastly, although a very expensive habit, it's something I can do at home and save from having to go out and look for fun!
Fish Kept: In this tank we have our flowerhorn, a catfish, two butterfly fish, and some chiclid rams, there is a pleco who's grown quite a bit, and a few barbs that hang around the base of the drift wood. This tank represents, peace and tranquility! :) And luck of course.
Corals/Plants: Had this one full of live plants before, but they were quickly turned into lunch for the tank inhabitants.
Tank Size: 60 gallons
Advice: Take it slow! - Or sometimes be willing to take losses. And definately do your homework to ensure you are capable of supporting your fish and it's needs.
Description: This is one of our Ghost Fish, in their newly planted tank.

Rated #14: Freshwater Fish - Betta Splendens - Crown Tail Betta Stocking In 3 Gallons Tank

Rated #14: Freshwater Fish - Betta Splendens - Crown Tail Betta Stocking In 3 Gallons Tank - my crowntail betta
Username: dogafin
Country: United States
Rank: #14 out of 134 Freshwater Fish submitted 2012
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Submitted By: dogafin on
Ratings: 6.14
Number of votes: 14
Fish Kept: goldfish, bettas, gouramis, guppies, fresh-water serpent (asia)
Corals/Plants: anubias, telantheras, wonderbulbs, marimo moss balls
Tank Size: 3 gallons
Advice: read read read about proper fishkeeping on the internet.
Description: my crowntail betta

Rated #15: Freshwater Fish - Cichlasoma Sp. - Flower Horn Cichlid Stocking In 20 Gallons Tank

Rated #15: Freshwater Fish - Cichlasoma Sp. - Flower Horn Cichlid Stocking In 20 Gallons Tank - Flower horn with other Cichlids
Username: Rajoo
Country: United Arab Emirates
Rank: #15 out of 134 Freshwater Fish submitted 2012
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Submitted By: Rajoo on
Ratings: 6.07
Number of votes: 15
Fish Kept: Flower horn with Cichlids
Corals/Plants: none
Tank Size: 20 gallons
Advice: For a healthy tank, my advice is to change 25% of its water every 3 days or max 1 week. Adding water conditioner is necessary to remove harmful substance from the tap water.
Description: Flower horn with other Cichlids

Rated #16: Freshwater Fish - Aulonocara Sp. - Dragon Blood Peacock Stocking In 84 Gallons Tank

Rated #16: Freshwater Fish - Aulonocara Sp. - Dragon Blood Peacock Stocking In 84 Gallons Tank - my auloncara firefish ice
Username: james
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #16 out of 134 Freshwater Fish submitted 2012
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Submitted By: james on
Ratings: 6.06
Number of votes: 16
About Yourself: first got into the hobby when i was a young boy, my best friends dad kept a 180l fish tank at the end of there dining room table. i loved watching them swim about. 6 years later i built my own tank into the wall and now have 3 tanks. im 21 and im a mechanic to trade
Fish Kept: 4 pseudotropheus elongatus mpanga, 4 dnumbi redtops+fry,2x yellow labs, 2x Otopharynx Lithobates 4x sp44, 4 auloncara malauna f1,4 auloncara usisya f1, 4 firefish ice, 4 auloncara sunsets, 4 auloncara jacobfreibergis, 1 sail fin plec and 2 zebra snails
Corals/Plants: anubias
Tank Size: 84 gallons
Advice: 50% weekly water changes, make sure all of your fish are feeding well, if not then cut the amount and feed twice daily. watch water parameters carefully. if the fish are happy they will breed
Description: my auloncara firefish ice

Rated #17: Freshwater Fish - Betta Splendens - Halfmoon Betta Stocking In 90 Gallons Tank

Rated #17: Freshwater Fish - Betta Splendens - Halfmoon Betta Stocking In 90 Gallons Tank - The Betta my girlfriend wanted that I paid too much for! Still, the beta does look pretty badass.
Username: Sean
Country: United States
Rank: #17 out of 134 Freshwater Fish submitted 2012
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Submitted By: Sean on
Ratings: 6
Number of votes: 18
Quote: You play to Win the Game!
About Yourself: I like sports, fishing, girls, betting, and fish tanks.
Fish Kept: 2 clownfish, 6 line wrasse,1 royal gramma,cleaner shrimp, Yellow tang, flasher wrasse,and 2 cardinals
Corals/Plants: frogspawns, random polyps,mushrooms, acropora, clam, echinata, chalices, tachy,war coral,acans....
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Advice: Research, be patient, research, be patient, be patient, research, then buy, be patient, research.........
Description: The Betta my girlfriend wanted that I paid too much for! Still, the beta does look pretty badass.

Rated #18: Freshwater Fish - Betta Splendens - Betta Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank

Rated #18: Freshwater Fish - Betta Splendens - Betta Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank - Wassily, my pretty pearlescent Delta Tail Betta.
Username: violet
Country: United States
Rank: #18 out of 134 Freshwater Fish submitted 2012
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Submitted By: violet on
Ratings: 5.92
Number of votes: 13
Quote: I'm just gonna get this one last $10 thing, honey, and then we're all set on fish stuff. ;-)
About Yourself: A 5 gal hex tank sits directly in front of me (where a computer monitor would go) in my tall corner desk. Another 5 gal is up on the top shelf of my desk, and the 20 gal is directly to my right, so I'm virtually surrounded by fishies in my home office. The 55 gal serves as a room divider in my front room, so it's visible from both sides. I'm a full time student, an avid gardener (succulents, vegetables & herbs), and I paint murals with my darling husband, who is a professional artist. We also have a terrarium with a Tree Frog named Smeagol, and 3 very spoiled Kitties.
Fish Kept: I have kept goldfish, plecos, otos, fancy guppies (bred these for a while), platys, black skirt tetras, long fin zebra danios, bettas, African dwarf frogs, apple snails
Corals/Plants: several varieties of freshwater plants.
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: Research BEFORE buying anything! NO impulse buys! * Especially for size needs and fish compatibility Don't be afraid to return your fishies back to the store if your setup isn't right for them yet. They are living creatures who deserve to be comfortable!
Description: Wassily, my pretty pearlescent Delta Tail Betta.

Rated #19: Freshwater Fish - Symphysodon Sp. - Blue Diamond Discus Stocking In 48 Gallons Tank

Rated #19: Freshwater Fish - Symphysodon Sp. - Blue Diamond Discus Stocking In 48 Gallons Tank - My Favourite discus
Username: wong see twee
Country: Singapore
Rank: #19 out of 134 Freshwater Fish submitted 2012
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Submitted By: wong see twee on
Ratings: 5.92
Number of votes: 13
Quote: Na
About Yourself: Na
Fish Kept: Discus
Corals/Plants: nIl as I like bare tank as it is easu to mantain.
Tank Size: 48 gallons
Advice: Use a good filter , change water at least 3 times a week . Don't over feed your fish .Reseach via the websites for the info of the fish you intend to keep .
Description: My Favourite discus

Rated #20: Freshwater Fish - Nandopsis Octofasciatum - Jack Dempsey Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank

Rated #20: Freshwater Fish - Nandopsis Octofasciatum - Jack Dempsey Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank - Male Jack Dempsey
Username: Derick
Country: United States
Rank: #20 out of 134 Freshwater Fish submitted 2012
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Submitted By: Derick on
Ratings: 5.88
Number of votes: 16
About Yourself: I drive skidsteer on a farm just kinda fell into having fish
Fish Kept: 1 jack dempsey, ,1 elongated Mbuna, one Electric yellow cichlid, 1 convict,1 venustus cichlid, 1 striped raphel, one pleco, one blue gourami, one jewel cichlid,1 green spotted puffer,1bala shark,1 rusty cichlid,1 peacock cichilid,1 banded moorii,1 jack dempsey,1 green terror,1 electric Yellow lab
Corals/Plants: fake plants
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: i generally do a 20 percent water change every two days and then dependin on how i feel 50 to 75 percent once a week generally on my day off
Description: Male Jack Dempsey

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