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what's your favorite fish and why???
Old 09-02-2012, 11:54 PM   #21
 
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There is no harm in asking! My friends actually went with me and helped me pick out some of my koi. It was a really fun experience. Maybe they will let you get that platinum butterfly!
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:43 AM   #22
 
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I'm not big on coldwater fish but I wud love a large koi pond :):):)
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:01 AM   #23
 
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Get in line!!!
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:44 AM   #24
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Gotta give a mention to my Corys. I already confessed my love to them over in the Catfish forum but I'll repeat it again here: I think they're really lovely creatures.
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:17 AM   #25
 
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Hey Eug! How's the cherries?

Corys are irresistable. But I resist them. Why? I fail with them. Somehow someway someday.

Synodontis cats are my favorites. Peaceful, striking, assertive fish. They give it back, but only when it is given to them, first, otherwise they are pretty good citizens. The first time I netted one out of my tank and it started croaking, I nearly dropped it. They are sometimes called "Squeakers". They are sometimes greedy, sucking down all the pelleted food in a rush at the surface, much in the manner of a pictus cat. In my experience they live for many many years. Probably should live for more than the decade or so mine we with me. BTW, the Movie "Big Fish" by Tim Burton used a Synodontis Eupterus as the "title character". Through movie magic, it was made to seem as though it was larger than a man. Freaky.
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:26 AM   #26
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Hey Sid!

They cherries are getting on fine, I added another couple to the group for a happy dozen and they are a pretty "nice" fish, apart from the occasional territorial bickering among males, and some harrassment of the females as well. No shows of aggressions at all towards the Cory cats, and their fins have healed up well and they're finally showing deep colouration again after the trauma caused by those feisty Serpae tetras!

I saw "Big Fish" recently and did wonder what kind of catfish that was! Nice tidbit of info there.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:20 AM   #27
 
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Glad to hear. The bickering is the big show with barbs. Rainbows to the same thing. With large enough groups kept in big enough tanks, there should be no physical damage. So enjoy watching it!
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:29 PM   #28
 
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Another favorite fish I need to mention that no one else has are loaches. They come in all shapes and sizes and are full of foolishness! I love their antics and their whiskers! These guys are in my top five. I've only got one tank of them, but I hope to add more loaches in the future.
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:58 PM   #29
 
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Loaches are really cute! I was considering them . . . then on fear factor they had to sit in a bathtub of leeches. So I got slightly turned off of them.
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:01 PM   #30
 
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Not all loaches are eely! Just mine. There are also the botine loaches which look include the monstrous clown loach and some smaller relatives like the zebra loach. Really entertaining fish if you have the right size tank for a school!
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