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How do you say that fish name?
Old 11-28-2011, 01:06 PM   #1
 
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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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Old 11-28-2011, 02:08 PM   #2
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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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Old 11-28-2011, 02:34 PM   #3
 
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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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Old 12-15-2011, 11:45 AM   #4
 
Wow... you have saved me some major embarrassment at the LFS... thanks!
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:09 PM   #5
 
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Wow... you have saved me some major embarrassment at the LFS... thanks!
Been there, done that.
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