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post #1 of 17 Old 04-11-2008, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
Your Fish Got Names?

I've never been good at naming pets. My cat and chameleon were named by the people who gave them to me, but I came up with a couple names for my more outstanding fish.

Angelfish: one named Lucifer, one named Jesus (Spanish pronunciation)

Rainbow Shark: Hardy - he's a survivor through two leaking tanks and the temporary housing transfers that killed the other two fish I started with

Zebra Danios: won't hold still long enough to get a name

Male Cherry Barbs: big one - Mac; small one - Soltaire (he's kind of a loner)

Female Cherry Barbs: Pregnant looking one - Mama; other two unnamed

Pleco: Al - named after my buddy, Al and also short for Algae

Gourammis: trying to think of a cool trio to name them after
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post #2 of 17 Old 04-11-2008, 11:04 PM
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I've only named some of my fish.

My 3 Boesemanis are Moe, Larry and Curly

Chocolate Pleco - Hershey

Pearl Gourami - Pearl

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 #3 of 17 Old 04-11-2008, 11:58 PM
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Yeah, only my oldest fish have names- just Patrick the cory and Dan the CAE. Now that I have more I've stopped naming them. Although I plan on naming my puffer Taco. But he's special cuz he gets his own tank in the living room all by himself.
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post #4 of 17 Old 04-12-2008, 09:48 AM
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my goldfish - Sherman
dojo loach - Whiskas
other dojo loach- Whiskers
unknown kind of tetra that had popeye- Popeye

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post #5 of 17 Old 04-13-2008, 10:52 PM
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Jack Dempsey cichlid: Jack

5-point shark (catfish): Cartman (he's extremely lazy)

Venusta cichlid: Jeffrey (he looks like a giraffe... Jeffrey Giraffe from Toys R' Us)

Midas Blenny: Timmy (he looks kinda, umm, "challenged")

Regal Tang: Pootie Tang

Clownfish pair: Mr. and Mrs. Garrison (sex change)

I try to name my fish after characters from TV or movies, with Jack being the exception. I never force a name on one, I'll bring a fish home and after I've had him for a while, and something about him stands out, then I'll name him :D

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post #6 of 17 Old 04-13-2008, 11:29 PM
Conger, the giraffe from Toys R Us has his name spelled as "Geoffery". :)

I dont name my fish. I give my fish nicknames on occasion, though (Shoal of Tiger Barbs=Band of Brothers, Female Betta=Baby Girl, RTBS=Boy),
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post #7 of 17 Old 04-13-2008, 11:37 PM
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haha, nice! I'll be sure to use the correct spelling from here out. I like the Band of Brothers name for the Tiger Barbs (that was a GREAT series, btw... probably my favorite military movie/series, I'm a big fan of anything military)

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post #8 of 17 Old 04-14-2008, 03:58 AM
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my 12cm kissing gouarmi is called smoochy
on of my angel pairs names are cammi (female) and blackie(male)
and a female ( marble angel) called lightning
then we have mini mitchell's and mini cory's ( the cory dory's)
i think that is it

2 community tanks
and 2 angel breeder tanks
plus 1 platty tank( my sons)
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post #9 of 17 Old 04-14-2008, 04:21 AM
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If I decide to name all my fish, I'll never be able to keep track of them.

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post #10 of 17 Old 04-14-2008, 04:29 AM
I think I'll name my Botia striata Lupin.
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