Top 10 Freshwater Fish 2016

Rated #1: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 40 Gallons Tank

Rated #1: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 40 Gallons Tank - My mustard gas betta, Simon
State: Maine
Country: United States
Rank: #1 out of 45 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted:
Ratings: 7.61
Number of votes: 23
Corals/Plants: WISTERIA, bronze crypts, Brazilian penny worth, jungle Val, frog it, Phoenix moss, java moss, java ferns several species of any bias, erg aria dense, backpack Carolina, water lily, apongeton, hydrocotyle leucocephala, red Ludwigia
Tank Size: 40 gallons
Advice: Learn what cycling a tank is all about before you ever buy a fish...
Description: My mustard gas betta, Simon

Rated #2: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 50 Gallons Tank

Rated #2: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 50 Gallons Tank - here is my flora pigeon discus that I bought from Na discus
Country: Iran
Rank: #2 out of 45 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.94
Number of votes: 18
Fish Kept: Blue Diamond Discus, Pigeon Blood Discus
Corals/Plants: all types
Tank Size: 50 gallons
Advice: just read the articles before get into it
Description: here is my flora pigeon discus that I bought from Na discus

Rated #3: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 14 Gallons Tank

Rated #3: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 14 Gallons Tank - Our Dwarf Gourami, 'Michael'.
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #3 out of 45 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.86
Number of votes: 21
Corals/Plants: None
Tank Size: 14 gallons
Advice: Patience, patience, patience
Description: Our Dwarf Gourami, 'Michael'.

Rated #4: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 125 Gallons Tank

Rated #4: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 125 Gallons Tank - Baby Tiger Oscar
State: West Virginia
Country: United States
Rank: #4 out of 45 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.64
Number of votes: 36
Corals/Plants: None
Tank Size: 125 gallons
Advice: 125
Description: Baby Tiger Oscar

Rated #5: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 5 Gallons Tank

Rated #5: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 5 Gallons Tank - betta fish
State: Texas
Country: United States
Rank: #5 out of 45 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.58
Number of votes: 26
Fish Kept: Betta - Male, Betta - Male, Betta - Male
Corals/Plants: a nubia, water sprite.
Tank Size: 5 gallons
Advice: be patient and persistent.
Description: betta fish

Rated #6: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 120 Gallons Tank

Rated #6: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 120 Gallons Tank - Adult Jack Dempsey pair. They are both 6+ inches.
State: Texas
Country: United States
Rank: #6 out of 45 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.43
Number of votes: 21
Corals/Plants: varius anubias and swords
Tank Size: 120 gallons
Advice: Do your research but ultimately everyone will have a unique experience. I have mainly relied on trial and error. Yes, I have had failures and wasted resources/time but each failure is an opportunity for growth.
Description: Adult Jack Dempsey pair. They are both 6+ inches.

Rated #7: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 150 Gallons Tank

Rated #7: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 150 Gallons Tank - Breeding pair of texas cichlids
State: Texas
Country: United States
Rank: #7 out of 45 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.27
Number of votes: 26
Quote: This is the last tank I'll ever have. Until the next one.
Fish Kept: Frontosa Cichlid, Various peacocks, Electric Yellow Mbuna Cichlid, Yellow Lab Cichlid, Blue Johanni, Albino Socolofii, Acei Cichlid, Bumblebee Cichlid, Blue Dolphin Cichlid, Auratus Cichlid, Texas Cichlid, Green Terror, Kenyi Cichlid, Pseudotropheus Elongatus Cichlid, Compressiceps Cichlid, Red Zebra Cichlid, Venastus Cichlid, Julidochromis Regani Cichlid
Corals/Plants: Crushed coral substrate. Artificial plants.
Tank Size: 150 gallons
Advice: After 20 years of doing this, I've learned that if you ask 100 people what the best way of doing something is (filtration, lighting, water chemistry, ect) you'll get 100 different answers...and they might all be correct Plan your project before you start, have a vision for your tank and be patient. The final product might take months to achieve. Mistakes can be expensive, but don't give up. Read, read, and read about the fish you want to keep and their natural biotope. Cichlid tanks can, and probably should, be "over-populated" to dilute their natural aggression. Everyone gets chased equally. IMHO, frequent water changes, particularly in a large aquarium, are overrated once a clean tank is established. I only add water to top off the tank, and rarely do significant water changes. My water chemistry stays stable with no detectable nitrates and my fish are breeding. Filtration is the key, but whether you use biologic, chemical, mechanical, or whatever combination thereof does not matter as long as you have enough flow to maintain a stable system. Algae in an aquarium is an inevitability. Algae control is the name of the game. Get it to grow where you want, ie out of site, and not where you don't. Nerite snails are the best (even if you have a live planted tank--they don't eat anything but algae). In my tank, I allow a constant algae bloom in my refugium. My LED up top is excellent for fish viewing, but not so much that it fuels algae growth in my deeper tank.
Description: Breeding pair of texas cichlids

Rated #8: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 90 Gallons Tank

Rated #8: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 90 Gallons Tank - Red empress
State: Kansas
Country: United States
Rank: #8 out of 45 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.21
Number of votes: 19
Corals/Plants: None
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Advice: If you have a plecostomus feed it!
Description: Red empress

Rated #9: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 34 Gallons Tank

Rated #9: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 34 Gallons Tank - My Beautiful Blushing Koi Angelfish, Samson, a nearly full grown male.  (I think he is a male!)
State: Oklahoma
Country: United States
Rank: #9 out of 45 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.14
Number of votes: 22
About Yourself: Retired Teacher
Corals/Plants: Frogbit, Anacharis, Vallisneria, Water Wisteria
Tank Size: 34 gallons
Advice: Don't be lazy and try to do your very best for your fish!
Description: My Beautiful Blushing Koi Angelfish, Samson, a nearly full grown male. (I think he is a male!)

Rated #10: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 90 Gallons Tank

Rated #10: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 90 Gallons Tank - Electric blue jack dempsey
State: Illinois
Country: United States
Rank: #10 out of 45 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.93
Number of votes: 29
Fish Kept: Electric Blue Jack Dempsey, Jack Dempsey, Green Terror, Firemouth Cichlid, Giant Danio
Corals/Plants: Java fern, moss, amazon sword hornwort etc
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Advice: Take your time and research. It pays off in the end.
Description: Electric blue jack dempsey
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