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post #1 of 5 Old 11-28-2011, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
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How do you say that fish name?

I know there are a bunch of fish that I don't know how to pronounce so I end up going into an LFS and say "I'll take some of those". I thought it might be good to help each other out, I apologize if this has already been done but I don't know where to look.

Here's a couple off the top of my head.

Platy- Pronounced "play-dee"
Cichlid- For some reason when I read this, in my head I always says Chick-lid. But it's pronounced "sick-lid".
Betta- Pronounced "bet-uh"

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post #2 of 5 Old 11-28-2011, 02:08 PM
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Any idea on kirbensis? I was trying to say it to a guy in the shop and he thought I was crazy....
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post #3 of 5 Old 11-28-2011, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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Any idea on kirbensis? I was trying to say it to a guy in the shop and he thought I was crazy....
I usually call them Kribs for short, like you put a baby in a crib. For Kribensis, the "en" like "enter" and "sis" like short for "sister"

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post #4 of 5 Old 12-15-2011, 11:45 AM
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Wow... you have saved me some major embarrassment at the LFS... thanks!

Vous tous qui avez soif, venez aux eaux, MÍme celui qui n'a pas d'argent! Venez, achetez et mangez; venez, achetez du vin et du lait, sans argent, sans rien payer!

And yes, that's French! PM me for what it means
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~Waiting for someone to correct what I just said~

After some assumed assumption, I have decided to release that my name is NOT Bob... :)

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post #5 of 5 Old 12-15-2011, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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Wow... you have saved me some major embarrassment at the LFS... thanks!
Been there, done that.

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