Only have a Betta while cycling my first 20 gallon, but after not being able to have cats or dogs to name (apartment) I had to at least name him. I went with the name Alpha.
When I get around to stocking my other tank I'll be coming up with some random names for the schools of fish, rather than naming each individually. If I get a pair of medium size fish those will get named individually, but anything more than a pair is getting labeled "The Darkness" or "The Swarm" or something similar
Short answer: yes. Long answer:
Female bettas: Redfin, Stormcloud, Icicle
Male guppies: Comet, Candy, Sunset
Blue danio: Streak
Leopard daino: Cheetah
Zebra danio: Old Stripe
Celestial pearl danio: Little Dipper
Neon tetra: Texie
2 Glowlight tetras: Flash & Dash
Sparkling gourami: Jewel
Salt-and-pepper cories: Salt & Pepper
Julii cory: Maze
Bamboo shrimp: Fans
Amano shrimp: Spot
Hillstream loach: Stingray
I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
29 sw: Damsel, shrimpgoby, pistol shrimp, waspfish
65 fw: Rummies, glowlight tetras, pencilfish, darters, ottos, f betta, goby, dwarf gourami, ninjas
29 fw: Chili rasboras, pygmy cories, P. Gertrudae
I usually go by the rule that as long as they live two weeks after I acquire them, they have passes the mark and get accepted into the gang, or if a betta are given a name.
2.5 Gal- Frank, Male Betta, HM- Low Tech Planted Tank
5.5 Gal- Fancy Male Guppies- Maintained for the Dorm Room
360 Gal- Pond- An Goldfish Adventure!
tiger oscars: bill and charlie
piranhas: chucky, chewy, leno
black moores: riddick and samson
Only my Goldfish have names here... Two of them anyway, haven't named the newest addition yet. So, Hershey and Pepper =)
Come visit Goldie Haven to see Goldfish & live plants thriving together in harmony =)
~ Updated November 14, 2012 ~
Short answere: No
Long Answere: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Good Answere: Only my betta, I can't keep track of all the fish in a school.
Used to name them, but found naming seemed to put a VooDoo curse on the lifespan of my fish... Soon as I named them, they'd start getting sick and then die. Stopped naming... have had better luck.
Same here. Except with my bettas.
Originally Posted by bignellm
Lots of tanks. Some tanks are planted. Fish include community and bettas.
2 Dachshunds. Angel (Red) and Cookie (Chocolate Dapple).
Shiny Things and Beauty the rabbits.
RIP Princess and Max the Dachshunds, Tiger and Ping Pong the rabbits, and all the fishes from when I was a newbie.
It is Ldoerr NOT Idoerr.
Black kitten named Midnight that was found 10/29/12
haha i am a beginer aquarist and i have two fish in a little 5 gal tank but its a holding tank till i get my 75 gal i have me beloved pictus catfish named mr.butters and a electric yellow lab cichlid named fries and tomorow i am getting a common plecostomus and his name is going to be buddy :D
Ive named a bunch of my fish but its hard when i have roughly 50+ fish in a total of 4 tanks and a pond
Super Delta betta - buddy
gbr(m) - dodge
albino cory - gimp
5 koi - george, bandit, waldo, pongo, tigger
goldfish - nemo, lil guy,
shubunkin - jap, spot, sunny
750 Gallon Pond - 6 Koi, 3 Shubunkins, 10+ Goldfish
75 gallon - 1 angelfish, 3 otos, 2 panda cories, 6 amano shrimp, 2 albino plecos, 100+ assassin snails
20 gallon - 9 wild cardinal tetras, 15 Amano shrimp, 1 male show guppies, 1 zebra snail, 11 guppy fry
10 gallon - 1 half moon Betta
10 gallon - 2 female half moon bettas, 1 marble pleco, 2 zebra snails