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chevysoldier 11-28-2011 01:06 PM

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"

zof 11-28-2011 02:08 PM

Any idea on kirbensis? I was trying to say it to a guy in the shop and he thought I was crazy....

chevysoldier 11-28-2011 02:34 PM

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Originally Posted by zof (Post 905717)
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"

BobtheSnail 12-15-2011 11:45 AM

Wow... you have saved me some major embarrassment at the LFS... thanks!

chevysoldier 12-15-2011 08:09 PM

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Originally Posted by BobtheSnail (Post 921826)
Wow... you have saved me some major embarrassment at the LFS... thanks!

:lol: Been there, done that.


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