Top 11 - 20 Freshwater Fish 2016

Rated #11: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 300 Gallons Tank

Rated #11: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 300 Gallons Tank - My 10 inch Chocolate Cichlid
State: Pennsylvania
Country: United States
Rank: #11 out of 45 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted By: Eric on
Ratings: 5.86
Number of votes: 37
Quote: Its a Addiction !
About Yourself: Also have a 115 Gallon Tank with 1 Red Oscar and 2 Firemouths
Fish Kept: Angelfish, Neon Tetras, Black Neons , Bolivian Rams, Black Skirt Neons, Columbian Tetras, Phantom Tetras, Pristine Tetras, Cory Cats, Banjo Catfish, Spotted and Striped Rafael Catfish Clown Pleco,Bristelnose Pleco, FISH in other Tanks ... Red Oscar, Firemouths, Uaru, Texas and Chocolate Cichlid
Corals/Plants: All Silk Plants Huge Real Stumps and Driftwood Large Rocks
Tank Size: 300 gallons
Advice: Dream Big ...You can make your Dreams Come True Make your take the way it makes you happy .Do it for you ....That's what truly counts
Description: My 10 inch Chocolate Cichlid

Rated #12: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 300 Gallons Tank

Rated #12: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 300 Gallons Tank - Calvus chilling against his rock in style
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: #12 out of 45 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted By: Scott taylor on
Ratings: 5.79
Number of votes: 33
About Yourself: I got into the hobby about 6 years ago when I started with mbuna. I now have a a peacock n hap tank still all juveniles growing them out to have sum amazing colour. I'm a slater and tiler by day fish tank King by night .
Corals/Plants: None
Tank Size: 300 gallons
Advice: Start off small
Description: Calvus chilling against his rock in style

Rated #13: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank

Rated #13: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank - Medium Congo Tetra. No Flash
State: Pennsylvania
Country: United States
Rank: #13 out of 45 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted By: Tantrum on
Ratings: 5.65
Number of votes: 37
Corals/Plants: Amazon Sword, Crypt Wendtii, Crypt Parva, Moss Balls, Lugwigia Repens, Pennywort, Sagittaria, Wisteria
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: Buy a bigger tank
Description: Medium Congo Tetra. No Flash

Rated #14: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 75 Gallons Tank

Rated #14: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 75 Gallons Tank - Jack Dempsey
State: Louisiana
Country: United States
Rank: #14 out of 45 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted By: Jack Corsetti on
Ratings: 5.61
Number of votes: 31
Corals/Plants: Ribbon plants (live) Fir Hair aquarium plants (artificial)
Tank Size: 75 gallons
Advice: 20 - 30 % water changes every other week. Water change + Gravel Vac tank once a month. When keeping the semi aggressive and aggressive fish I usually spread out "Cichlid Gold" pellets on one side for the larger fish (Jack Dempsey and Oscar) while the juvenile Blood Parrot eats pellet on the opposite side of tank. I do use live plants in my tank which I don't recommend, for they rip them out my gravel one or two times a week. I only keep them my tank because they look good. I usually have problems with a high Ph (7.6 - 7.8), but the logs I keep in the tank and extra aeration brings it down. When decorating your tank, be sure to leave a plentiful amount of swimming room, but at the same time have unique hiding places for fish. My cichlids are territorial and in my aquarium I keep places where each of them can sleep at night without being discovered. Some fish don't like a lot of light! My cichlids seem more active when my light is very dim. Also, don't keep your lights on for too long. LEDs are great for being able to not raise temperature dramatically in your aquarium but they still promote algae growth. Logs and walls of aquarium will fill up with algae. I do have two small plecostomeses to help, but that doesn't ge the job done. Best thing to do is when it really shows take a toothbrush and scrape it off the walls and decorations. Then scoop up floating algae with your net. This doesn't 100% work in all areas, but I highly recommend getting your fish and help from local pet stores instead of businesses such as Petco and Petsmart. These places are fine for getting equipment for smaller aquariums, but local places usually can help you create a safer habitat for your fish.
Description: Jack Dempsey

Rated #15: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 150 Gallons Tank

Rated #15: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 150 Gallons Tank - Sir Lancelot
State: Tennessee
Country: United States
Rank: #15 out of 45 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted By: traci huffman on
Ratings: 5.59
Number of votes: 17
Corals/Plants: anibus, java fern, micro sword. Banana plant. java moss- 10G tank
Tank Size: 150 gallons
Advice: Patients.
Description: Sir Lancelot

Rated #16: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 400 Gallons Tank

Rated #16: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 400 Gallons Tank - My dragon goby
Country: Great Britain
Rank: #16 out of 45 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted By: Nick oakley on
Ratings: 5.54
Number of votes: 41
Quote: We're going to need a bigger boat
Corals/Plants: Mixture of live plants
Tank Size: 400 gallons
Advice: Please do research before you start what fish can go together how big they will grow and is your tank big enough some fish will not eat flake so they might eat bloodworm or pellets just do a little research before buying lots of different fish and make sure temperature is correct.
Description: My dragon goby

Rated #17: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 30 Gallons Tank

Rated #17: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 30 Gallons Tank - 10 Red Crystal
6 Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon Innesi)
6 Arlequin (Rasbora Heteromorpha)
6 Nez Rouge (Hemigrammus Bleheri)
6 Neon cardinal (Tanichthys Albonubes)
6 Octocinclus Affinis
6 Ancistrus Temminckii
Country: France
Rank: #17 out of 45 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted By: GuGuss on
Ratings: 5.52
Number of votes: 21
Fish Kept: Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon Innesi) Arlequin (Rasbora Heteromorpha) Nez Rouge (Hemigrammus Bleheri) Neon cardinal (Tanichthys Albonubes) Octocinclus Affinis Ancistrus Temminckii
Corals/Plants: Alnumia and co...
Tank Size: 30 gallons
Advice: Turn off your TV and take care of your tank.
Description: 10 Red Crystal 6 Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon Innesi) 6 Arlequin (Rasbora Heteromorpha) 6 Nez Rouge (Hemigrammus Bleheri) 6 Neon cardinal (Tanichthys Albonubes) 6 Octocinclus Affinis 6 Ancistrus Temminckii

Rated #18: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank

Rated #18: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank - My fronts
State: Iowa
Country: United States
Rank: #18 out of 45 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted By: JasonF on
Ratings: 5.52
Number of votes: 23
Corals/Plants: None
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: Take your time, do the research
Description: My fronts

Rated #19: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 150 Gallons Tank

Rated #19: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 150 Gallons Tank - Breeding pair of texas cichlids
State: Texas
Country: United States
Rank: #19 out of 45 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted By: Mark on
Ratings: 5.43
Number of votes: 35
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 #20: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 7 Gallons Tank

Rated #20: Freshwater Fish Stocking In 7 Gallons Tank - Betta
Country: Canada
Rank: #20 out of 45 Freshwater Fish submitted 2016
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Submitted By: Adam on
Ratings: 5.42
Number of votes: 19
Fish Kept: Betta - Male
Corals/Plants: Java moss
Tank Size: 7 gallons
Advice: Enjoy the hobby.
Description: Betta
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