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Thread: Do you name all your fish??
10-25-2012, 12:19 AM #21
Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
My four year old won't come when called, but we named him anyway.Livestreaming my 220 Gallon Aquarium
5.5 M Betta
10 Pea Puffers
20 Harlequins, Neons, Platies, Guppies, Cories, Nerite Snails
55 Silver Dollars, Pearl Gourami, Hillstream Loach, Mollies, Serpae Tetras, African Dwarf Frog, Leopard Bush Fish, Bleeding Heart Tetras, Chocolate Talking Cat, Banjo Cat
55 Red, Blue, Boesemani Rainbows, Zebra Dainos, Zebra Loaches, Platies, Moonlight Gourami, Bristlenose Pleco
35 Red Tailed Shark, Amazon Puffers
220 Black Skirt, Lemon Tetras and Bala Sharks
10-25-2012, 12:19 AM #22
10-25-2012, 12:25 AM #23
I name my betta fish. Only because it seems they learn their name. Fish that are intelligent and personable seem to get names because after years of talking to a fish, giving it a name other than "little guy" and "it" seems fairly logical. Most everyone I've met keeping an oscar gives the fish a name.
10-25-2012, 12:30 AM #24
Tumi used to come out when I called him. But then I moved him into a new tank and now that there are other big fish and more places to hide he doesn't anymore.
10-25-2012, 01:09 AM #25
I named only 1 of my Eels, I call him bitey...Life is tough, it's even tougher if you're stupid (John Wayne)
If you're not angry, you are not paying attention (Ralph Nader)
9 Tanks (2-29G QT) ranging from 150G to 10G for my 1/2 moon Beta
10-25-2012, 02:05 AM #26
I name a fish that is really interactive and has a good personality. No since in naming a fish that "hates you" imo. Naming fish is not for children. They are pets just like cats and dogs and should be treated as such, as some of the senior members will tell you.Coastie-to-be... hopefully.
10-25-2012, 02:46 AM #27
Most of my fish actually come when called. Most. And most are named. It would take a while to list all, but meh, ill do it again.
Reaper - Veil tail betta
Squiggles - deformed Albino Dwarf Cory
The pink things - other 5 albino dwarf cories
Casper, Wendy, Frankenstein, Nightmare, Pearl - dwarf frogs
10gal Fiddler Tank:
Capricorn - male
Sagittarius - female
Libra - female
Chase - juvie molly
Salt, Scott, Smudge, Snip, Fidget, Chew, Patches, Dipstick - mollies
Makani - gold gourami female
Mahina - dwarf gourami female
Petri - Comet goldfish
Steve - rubbernose pleco
Sid - upside down catfish
Crunch - bleeding heart tetra
Larry, Moe, and friends - java loaches
Bloodfin Gang - self explanatory
and my 4 black neons have no names or gang names either
Also i have Phantom the dying betta that lays on bottom of tank all day but still lives, and i have 2 new molly/platy hybrid babies that arent named yet. They are both female i hope (too early to tell), to fix the ratio of mollies i have (currently 4:5).
10-25-2012, 04:27 AM #28
I name fish that have distinctive personalities or are identifiable in some unique way.
Fluffy - male half-moon betta (he was a tail biter when I first got him, so I named his tank "Finding Emo")
Snailio Iglesias - brown apple snail
Slois Lane - yellow apple snail
Zig and Zag - tracked nerite snails (I'm not picky about which is which)
Steve and Buddy - yellow male guppies
Brimley - bristlenose pleco
Dar, Earl, Chai, Pekoe, and Angie - baby angel fish
Ohto and Chisato - otocinclus
The nine neon tetras don't have individual names except for Mr. Crabbypants and Boner (don't ask).
The ten harlequin rasboras are the bikers.
The eight skunk cory cats are the won tons.
10-25-2012, 05:15 AM #29
0Originally Posted by ekfishlover2011When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.
I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Dear naps, sorry I hated you so much when I was a child... Love me
10-25-2012, 10:50 AM #30
0Originally Posted by Canadian Fish