Do you name your fish?

Do you name your fish?


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armadillo

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Mojo, good to hear am not the only one with that superstition!
 

Bonochick

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I name my fish.  I currently have Jasper, Jerry, Elliott, Conor, Steve, Skippy, Jack, Meg, Oliver, Alex, Napoleon, and Kramer.
 

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I've named some of my fish.
Gourami; Goldie, Guppy; Blushy-boy, Dwar gourami; Toughy, Pleco; Algy
 

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it is a small world armadillo. lol
mojo
 

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Out of the 20 or so fish we currently have only 2 of them have names... One is my daughters Betta (she calls the other fish "FOOD" ) LOL!! and the other is the sword I spent weeks on trying to make him better...
 

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armadillo said:
Mojo, good to hear am not the only one with that superstition!
i have that superstition too. the last time i named one had it for three months one night decided to call it something. in the morning dead.
 

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Oh my! I knew it! We're onto something I tell ya, we're onto something!
 

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Only some of them, and mostly something that already goes,
Pleco is Sucky, yoyo loach is Yoyo, oto is Little Sucky,
and my passed on Betta was Mr. Betta.
But my 2 honey gouramis, 2 rainbow fish, 1 neon the 3 cherry barbs are still nameless.
I find that if I have more than 1 of the species they are harder to name.
 

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trishjc said:
Only some of them, and mostly something that already goes,
Pleco is Sucky, yoyo loach is Yoyo, oto is Little Sucky,
and my passed on Betta  was Mr. Betta.
But my 2 honey gouramis, 2 rainbow fish, 1 neon the 3 cherry barbs are still nameless.
I find that if I have more than 1 of the species they are harder to name.
Well according to my theory that it's bad luck to name them, you're doing OK, because you're just calling them by their description, really. I declare your fish safe from the naming curse!
 

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trishjc said:
Pleco is Sucky
I used to have a pleco named Leonardo Disuckio.
 

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trishjc said:
I used to have a pleco named Leonardo Disuckio. 

ha ha ha ha. No, hang on. HA HA HA HA HAAAAAAA!
 

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What a great thread. What a great thread!
 

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Bonochick said:
I used to have a pleco named Leonardo Disuckio.
LOL.. i LOVE that name! Can i borrow it for one of our otos? jk.. he's already named Leo (along with Raph, Donny, Mikey and Splinter) but that's a great name!
 

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Jim said:
Most of my people dont have names, but my red-gold angel is named "Sparkle"
Cute fish
 

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I name most of my fish. I don't name my tetras because I can't tell them apart (bad fish-mommy!) I can't tell apart my 3 keyhole cichlids yet, so I named the The Three Musketeers as a collective name.
 

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My girlfriend named all my fish and my ADfrog. I named my shrimp (Shrimp 5 and Shrimp 6 becaues they are not creative just to bug her)
 

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Yes, but only the ones with real personalities. Example: I had three cichlids a few years ago named Big Blue, OJ, and Speed E. Racer (since traded in at the LFS due to having to tear my tank down for a few months during a move). I generally don't name schooling fish unless as a group (aka, The Brute Squad, or something like that).
 

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WELL THE ONE I HAVE I DO BUT ITS HARD TO NAME A SCHOOL ITS ooooZZY THE OSCAR
 

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It depends on the fish. Usually for me a fish has to either look or act unusual or unique in some way. Then it gets a name to match whatever makes it stand out from the rest.
 

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If a fish stands out it usually gets a name...like my betta, some of the fancy plecos and angels. Only my blue haps have names out of our Africans, Spike and Blu (female).
 
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