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On 11/20/2022 at 5:14 PM, AquaHobbyist123 said:

1. Clown Plecostomus

Highly awesome to see this.  I really enjoy my clowns.  Fish.  definitely not people clowns. Just fish.

For me:
1.  Cyprinidae species (Specifically things like RTBS, SAE, Barbs, etc.)
2.  Corydoras (and Otos)
3.  Amano Shrimp
3B.  Bolivian Rams and Dean's Rams.
3C.  White Clouds and so many "river species"

.... oh and loaches.

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On 11/21/2022 at 1:38 AM, nabokovfan87 said:

If you had to guess... how many do you have right now?

I would guess 25-30. I don’t collect and hatch eggs. I did a few in the beginning so I could see the fry grow. Now they just hitch rides on plants to snail tanks. My Scarlet badis usually hunt and find the fry in one tank and now my guppy boys in the other tank of them so the population now stays pretty stable. 

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On 11/21/2022 at 12:05 PM, TeeJay said:

Just a fun thread to see everyone's favorite fishy friends. Could be fish you have kept or fish you have always wanted to try.

Whenever I see these questions, I always have the same answer.. Honey Gouramis are the best!

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It should go without saying that I love bright, colorful fish. To be fair, I keep a few “little brown fish” too. And I adore them! But the eternal child in me cannot resist colors.

First, here are favorites fish that I keep and breed:

1. Mikrogeophagus ramirezi. (German Blue Rams) This male born and raised here over the last several years. Lots of carotenoids in diet helps to bring out  these colors.  


2. Notropis chrosomus. (Rainbow Shiners) These came from White Cloud Dynasty. He’s an amazing breeder! When all fired up spawning, they turn hot pink / orange — lower photo.



3. Symphysodon. (Discus) I haven’t bred these yet, but they’re wonderful fish. I have no idea why everyone says they’re hard to keep. No idea.

[Honorable mention #1] Nothobranchius rachovii. Can’t wait til February, when I can begin hatching out the eggs I collected!


[Honorable mention #2] Andinoacara pulcher. (Electric Blue Acara). I bred hundreds of these, but still like them! I’ve given some to local friends, so when I’m missing mine, I go look at my “kids” and their “grandfry!”


Now, here are some fish that I dream of keeping someday:

A. Bluenose Shiner. Super hard to get ahold of. Harder yet to breed!


B. Licorice Gourami. There are so many rare species, I’m obsessed with a number of these.


C. Spotfin Chub. Needs a huge aquarium.


[Honorable mention]
Blue Gularis Killifish. Largest of the Fundulopanchax. I dream of a colony full.



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On 11/21/2022 at 5:10 PM, Patrick_G said:

1. Koi 

2. Porcupine Puffer

3. Nothobranchius Killifish. This is a new one that’s quickly climbing the charts, and since I can’t keep 1 or 2 I guess it’s the default number 1. 


I have a few koi that I’ve had for about 8 months. I’m really liking them, especially the butterfly koi. I am looking at getting a bekko and Tancho and at some point a Shusui.  I wish more people had room for these fish. I have found that koi are a very interactive fish and a lot of people would love these fish.

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