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SueK 11-18-2009 05:30 PM

Hillstream Loach Name ideas?

I just bought a new Hillstream loach and need a name. It's white with black spots and totally gorgeous. He sat on my driftwood and lifted and fluttered his fins and suddenly I thought 'so, that's why they call them butterflies!'

(sorry, it hasn't settled in enough for pics, still running from spot to spot to spot)

My other hillstreams are Scooter (aka skootie or skoot skoot) and Buzzie.

Since Scooter and Buzzie are striped and the the new one is spotted, it's in danger of being called 'Spot' if I don't get more creative help quick!! :roll: I don't want to name it spot, I want something that reflects how beautiful it is.

Appreciate your thoughts!!


Fishin Pole 11-18-2009 05:34 PM

How about "Hoover"....after the vacuum manufacturers?..........just an idea for you!

SueK 11-18-2009 06:11 PM

Very cute!

Doesn't convery pretty, so I'm gonna hold out for more, but it's certainly more creative than Spot!!

Romad 11-18-2009 07:32 PM

Hmmmm......... how about Dottie?

SueK 11-18-2009 09:49 PM

Dottie is definetly in the lead! I have an Aunt Dot and she is in fact very pretty!

Romad 11-19-2009 12:07 PM


Originally Posted by SueK (Post 276638)
Dottie is definetly in the lead! I have an Aunt Dot and she is in fact very pretty!

Well there you go :)

aunt kymmie 11-19-2009 12:16 PM

Princess Dottie. (pics, we gotta see pics!)

fish999 11-19-2009 06:34 PM

How about Mabel? after Mabel the Cow... or Daisy? or another famous cow name... black&white spots = cow (kinda)

SueK 11-22-2009 10:47 PM

Very clever spot names, but do you relate cows to pretty? I'm sitting waiting for him to show himself (not confident of the sex, but hate calling him 'it'), to see if he could be a Daisy. I don't really like the cow connotation, but Daisies are my favortire flowers, so I'll see if it'll fit.

If he seemed bossier, maybe Monarch. You know, the butterfly? I've also thought just Beauty, but it lacks character. Redford? He was awfully pretty in his day. Is there a more flambouyant pretty boy that might work?

I think Dottie is still in the lead.

He's being very stubborn and hiding somewhere. I'll work on the picture thing.



shane3fan 11-23-2009 04:44 PM

Manchita or La mancha

Spanish for little spot or spot.

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