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post #1 of 13 Old 01-23-2010, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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What are your favorite fish?

You guys have probably done this before, but I am curious. Even though I have not had a lot of different ones of each kind, I will answer shortly.

What are your favorite fish for each kind below:

South American Cichlid:
Central American Cichlid:
Rift Lake Cichlid (including Victoria):
and....All time favorite....the one fish that you have always wanted to keep and have kept multiple times:

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post #2 of 13 Old 01-23-2010, 10:41 AM
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Eyyy that's hard to narrow down....

Killi fish A. Australe (in my avater) and Norman's Lampeye
Boesman's Rainbows
Albiono Tiger Barbs
Yellow Lab's
Tetra's Rummy Noses, Emperor's, Kerri Purple, Cardinal's
Kissing Gourami
Jullii Cory (or rather any cory lol)
Kulii Loaches
African Dwarf Frogs
Camballus patzuarensis orange (CPOs)
Any Shrimps
Blue Diamond Discus (which I pers never kept)

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post #3 of 13 Old 01-23-2010, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Angel! It is fun to see what others like. I have not had a lot of each type so it is going to be hard for me pick.

I should have added also:

Any other type that I have not listed:
(I forgot the rainbows...love them but have not had them yet)

Type of fish you have always wanted to have but have not been able to have them yet:
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post #4 of 13 Old 01-23-2010, 11:51 AM
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Catfish: Pimelodus Pictus (Pictus Cat)
Pleco:Ancistrus dolichopterus (Albino Bristlenose Pleco)
South American Cichlid: Mikrogeophagus altispinosus (Bolivian Ram)
Central American Cichlid: Symphysodon aequifasciatus (Discus Fish)
Rift Lake Cichlid (including Victoria): Julidochromis marlieri (Marlieri Cichlid)
Tetra: Paracheirodon innesi (neon tetra)
Barb: Puntius denisonii (Denison Barb)
Gourami: Ctenopoma acutirostre (Leopard Bush Fish)*
Livebearer: Poecilia wingei (Endler's Livebearer)
Oddball: Apteronotus albifrons (Black Ghost Knife)
and....All time favorite....the one fish that you have always wanted to keep and have kept multiple times:
How can you just name one?? Loaches and Discus :)
(*not an actual gourami, but a close cousin)

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post #5 of 13 Old 01-23-2010, 02:54 PM
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My favorite fish? LOL. Like trying to pick a favorite star out of the sky for me.

Most are not aquarium fish.

In no particular order.

Brown trout - Salmo trutta
Greenback cutthroat trout - Oncorhyncus clarki stomias
African Dwarf Frogs - Hymenochirus boettgeri
Serpae tetra - Hyphessobrycon eques
Golden dorado - Salminus brasilensus
Sculpins, gobys, & blennys - they crack me up
Groupers - i like them all
Swordfish & sailfish - all of them
Tuna - all of them
Humu­humu­nuku­nuku­āpuaʻa' (picasso trigger) - Rhynecanthus rectangulus
Orange puffers - dunno the latin
Goonch catfish - Bagarius yarelli
Whale shark - Rhincodon typus

Fantasy fish? A trigger maybe. Although some kind of artificial river setup with salmonids if we want to get way out in lala land.

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Opinionated lout.

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post #6 of 13 Old 01-23-2010, 04:57 PM
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well, lets see here. this is going to be kinda hard to narrow down do to me liking all species. but i'll try to give it a go at.

Catfish: Stripped Raphael
Pleco: Royal, Clown, and Zebra
South American Cichlid: Discus and Angels
Central American Cichlid: Firemouth
Rift Lake Cichlid (including Victoria): ??
Tetra: Cardinal and Neons
Barb: all Tigers
Gourami: Powder Blue
Livebearer: Swordtails
Oddball: Silver Arrowana

and the "ALL TIME FAVORITE" i would have to say the Angelfish, i have kept them the whole time i've been into housing fish.

75 gallon (x2)
55 gallon (grow tank)
29 gallon (quarantine tank)

Koi Colored Veil Angels (breeding pair)
Silver Diamond Angels (1 male)
Red turquoise Discus (male and female)
Powder Blue Gourami
Clown Pleco
Common Pleco
Red-Tailed Shark
Stripped Raphael Catfish
Chinese Algae Eater
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post #7 of 13 Old 01-23-2010, 05:09 PM
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I have a lot of favorites but I'll name a couple of the top choices in each category.

Catfish: Cories (love 'em all but Schwartzi and Sterbai are some of my favs)
Pleco: Gold Nugget
South American Cichlid: Oscars, Angelfish
Central American Cichlid: Jack Dempsey, Managuense (Jaguar cichlid)
Rift Lake Cichlid (including Victoria): No idea....there are soooo many choices!
Tetra: Congo and Rummynose
Barb: Puntius Denisonii (Denison Barb)
Gourami: Pearl (Trichogaster Leeri)
Livebearer: hmmmm... i do like the Red Velvet Swordtails
Oddball: Ctenopoma Acutirostre (Leopard Bush fish), Arowana

150 Gallon - Mostly American Cichlids
135 Gallon - Angelfish Community
75 Gallon - Odd couple (Polleni/Angelfish)
55 Gallon - African tank
20 Gallon Long - QT
10 Gallon - Empty
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post #8 of 13 Old 01-23-2010, 05:47 PM
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This IS tough.....

Catfish: Albino Cories
Pleco: Gotta go with the common cuz i love mine so much
South American Cichlid: Angelfish
Central American Cichlid: No clue
Rift Lake Cichlid (including Victoria): No clue
Tetra: Serpae
Barb: Green Tiger
Gourami: Blue Dwarf
Livebearer: Fancy guppy
Oddball: Seahorses
and....All time favorite....the one fish that you have always wanted to keep and have kept multiple times: Bettas!

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post #9 of 13 Old 01-24-2010, 12:16 AM
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Catfish: Tough one, but I really like pictus cats.
Pleco: Snowball.
South American Cichlid: Green terror
Central American Cichlid: Jack Dempsey
Rift Lake Cichlid (including Victoria): This is a tough one. I like Julidochromis marlieri a lot.
Tetra: Congo tetra
Barb: Black ruby barb
Gourami: Sparkling gourami
Livebearer: Belonesox belizanus or neon swordtails
Oddball: Ctenopoma acutirostre or Badis badis

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post #10 of 13 Old 01-24-2010, 12:50 AM
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Catfish: Either Malapterurus electricus or the Glass Catfish
Pleco: Starlight Bristlenose Pleco
South American Cichlid: Satanoperca jurupari
Central American Cichlid: Thorichthys meeki
Rift Lake Cichlid (including Victoria): Shell Dwellers
Tetra: Black Morpho Tetra
Barb: Clown Barbs and I guess technically Garra Flavatra falls in here
Gourami: Sparkling Gourami
Livebearer: Endler's
Oddball: Pantodon buchholzi,
Anomalochromis thomasi
Favorite: Colomesus asellus

1 Otos, 6 Guyana Leaf Fish, 2 Malayan Leaf Fish, 1 Orange Head Tapajos, 4 Bronze Cories, 3 Peppered Cories, 2 Panda Cories, 1 Skunk Cory

3 Thread-finned Acara, 1 Jurupari, 1 Spiny Eel, 1 Bristlenose Pleco, 1 Festivum, 1 Spotted Raphael

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