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post #1 of 7 Old 01-31-2012, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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Hello to everyone. I am kinda new to the tropical fish scene and when i have a question, or something im curious about my searches bring me to this forum, so I thought it would make sense to join. The owners at the local fish store say we keep an odd, yet interesting tank. 5 different kinds of "freshwater sharks"(they look more like cats and suckers to me), gouramis, 2 kinds of cichlids, and a blue zebra lobster named Bob. Just thought of another question... is it odd to name fish? We do??
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post #2 of 7 Old 01-31-2012, 09:23 PM
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Hi Weezel Welcome to TFK! Ya lots of us name our fish. I didn't name all of them in the big tank but I did name my Betta Fishbert. lol.

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post #3 of 7 Old 01-31-2012, 09:27 PM
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I have to many to name but I did name one of my Lake Malawi cichlids Big Mamma as she was always holding it seems, she was about 7" as well

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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post #4 of 7 Old 02-02-2012, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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Thats good to hear. Almost all the fish in the tank here have names. Jax, Fargus, Lil Miss, Moose, Art, Z, Sparky, Mr Miagi, Bulvoi, and Bob. Still have 4 to name, but the are kinda new so still learning thier personalities. Most folks laugh a bit when they hear our fish have names. I think its fun
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post #5 of 7 Old 02-04-2012, 12:23 PM
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hello and welcome.
i don't name my fish because i would forget five minutes later.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #6 of 7 Old 02-12-2012, 07:36 PM
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Hi, and welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.


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Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #7 of 7 Old 02-16-2012, 01:19 PM
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Welcome to the TFK forums. I dont name all my fish, several look identical, but like my snail is Gary, My catfish is named Cat..

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