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Rated #1: GeorgeMyGoldfish

State: Maine
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #1 out of 45 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted: 11/20/2016
Ratings: 7.75
Number of votes: 17
Fish Kept: Fantail Goldfish, Threadfin Rainbow, Betta - Male, Panda Cory Cat, Otocinclus Catfish, Cardinal Tetra
Corals/Plants Kept: 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
Advice: Learn what cycling a tank is all about before you ever buy a fish...
Description: My mustard gas betta, Simon

Rated #2: soliaqua

State: None/Other
Country: Iran Iran Flag
Rank: #2 out of 45 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted: 09/26/2016
Ratings: 7
Number of votes: 15
Fish Kept: Blue Diamond Discus, Pigeon Blood Discus
Corals/Plants Kept: all types
Tank Size: 50
Advice: just read the articles before get into it
Description: here is my flora pigeon discus that I bought from Na discus

Rated #3: SeKuShI

State: Texas
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #3 out of 45 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted: 08/16/2016
Ratings: 6.95
Number of votes: 23
Fish Kept: Betta - Male, Betta - Male, Betta - Male
Corals/Plants Kept: a nubia, water sprite.
Tank Size: 5
Advice: be patient and persistent.
Description: betta fish

Rated #4: Terry.Styons

State: West Virginia
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #4 out of 45 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted: 01/07/2016
Ratings: 6.84
Number of votes: 33
Fish Kept: Tiger Oscar, Jaguar Cichlid, Jack Dempsey, Red Terror, Green Terror, Green Sunfish, Red Devil, Betta - Male, Yellow Peacock Cichlid, Jewel Cichlid
Corals/Plants Kept: None
Tank Size: 125
Advice: 125
Description: Baby Tiger Oscar

Rated #5: cichlidmania1020

State: Texas
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #5 out of 45 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted: 08/31/2016
Ratings: 6.63
Number of votes: 20
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 Kept: Crushed coral substrate. Artificial plants.
Tank Size: 150
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 #6: rklutts

State: Oklahoma
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #6 out of 45 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted: 11/20/2016
Ratings: 6.44
Number of votes: 17
About Yourself: Retired Teacher
Fish Kept: Koi Angel, Platinum Angelfish, Neon Tetra, Panda Cory Cat
Corals/Plants Kept: Frogbit, Anacharis, Vallisneria, Water Wisteria
Tank Size: 34
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 #7: cisco

State: New York
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #7 out of 45 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted: 02/22/2016
Ratings: 6.41
Number of votes: 35
Fish Kept: oscars, red-tail catfish, ebjd, peacock bass
Corals/Plants Kept: no plants
Tank Size: 55
Advice: always change your water
Description: peacock bass

Rated #8: mfranco1990

State: Texas
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #8 out of 45 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted: 10/02/2016
Ratings: 6.4
Number of votes: 16
Corals/Plants Kept: varius anubias and swords
Tank Size: 120
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 #9: Aqua_addict

State: North Carolina
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #9 out of 45 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted: 01/29/2016
Ratings: 6.4
Number of votes: 36
Fish Kept: Jack Dempsey, Bumblebee Cichlid, Peacock Cichlid, Sailfin Pleco (L-83), Columbian Shark, Frontosa Cichlid, Rope Fish, Senegal Bichir
Corals/Plants Kept: Artificial plants. Artificial coral formations/caves.
Tank Size: 50
Advice: Correct if in wrong, but it seems everyone that gets into this hobby & really enjoys it want a bigger & bigger tank. So start with a small 10-20gal rank, & if you can keep your water nice & clear & your fish happy & healthy for a year & you thoroughly enjoyed learning the do's & dont's & you often find yourself just sitting in front of the tank just watching how your fish act, learning their body language, & knowing weather they're happy or not. Then I suggest skipping the 30, 50, 75, etc... & go BIG! As big as your wallet will allow. This way you save on all the stuff you need for a new tank every time you go a little bigger. Go for gold, you'll wish you had more space if you don't. This is what I wish someone had told me when I started. In reality I should probably just go get a job at the aquarium. That's the only size tanks I'd truly be happy with, lol! Good luck & enjoy.
Description: Nagara Flametail

Rated #10: Red618

State: Illinois
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #10 out of 45 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted: 07/01/2016
Ratings: 6.24
Number of votes: 26
Fish Kept: Electric Blue Jack Dempsey, Jack Dempsey, Green Terror, Firemouth Cichlid, Giant Danio
Corals/Plants Kept: Java fern, moss, amazon sword hornwort etc
Tank Size: 90
Advice: Take your time and research. It pays off in the end.
Description: Electric blue jack dempsey