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Do you name your fish?


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purple_phoenix

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I have names for all my fish (except of course all the guppy fry, who I just call 'the babies', and one's called Podge )
I only name them after I've had them a while though, as I start getting attached once they have names, and I couldn't bear to lose them.
 

lalynya

Member
they name themselves...lol..sometimes A name just pops in my head for them sometimes not..my too calico angles go from being black & decker to heckle and jeckel while my veil tail has always been charlie...my past bristle nose was pickle (I couldn't say pleco right) and the new one is pablo (Don't even know if it's a boy or girl yet)..so yes and no
 

Darlene

Member
We have named all our fish. Our five neons we used to have though were just the Autobots...My four year old son is a transformers freak. I think even if we didn't name the fish our boys would.
 

beyzagorkemli

Member
Jon said:
seems like everyone names their bettas but not other fish.
Yes I name my fish, but my fish also bettas
 

poohfan61

Member
Mine have names

I have 3 zebra danios and 1 leopard danio and I've named two of them.
 

lalynya

Member
I just decided my small shrimp are to be named as a group...the name...scampi
 

Bonochick

Member
Mine have names. Jasper, Jerry, Conor, Elliott, Steve, Skippy, Napoleon, Jack, Oliver, Reggie, and Kramer.
 

J J Indy

Member
Yes my Oscar is named Killer by my daughter because it ate her guppy. The Oscar was very small and I didnt think he would bother them since he was small and I was getting him a bigger tank soon but it only took 5 days before he bit their heads off and that's how he got his name.

Poor guppies
 

Fishies-for-me

Member
I don't name the guppies ...neons...cories...or glowlights...my bettas are Little Boy Blue...Pretty Boy Floyd ..and Crystal. I havn't named my 4 apple snails but I had one years ago and named it s-car...the kids would get a kick out of it when she was motering along the tank and I would say...( wait now)...LOOK AT THAT S-CAR-GO!!....lol ( escargot)
 

Martinismommy

Member
Of course I do.......
 

Alessa

Member
named all of my fish... even my four otos which my boyfriend named "oto one, oto two oto three and oto four"

I wonder how he knows whos who lol.
 

Iluvatar

Member
I have never named my fish but I did name my turtles...rest in peace.
As for fish I just call them by their name.
 

Devon

Member
I usually name them if they make it through their initial quarantine. Sometimes you have to wait a while for their personalities to come out before you can settle on the perfect name. With an entire school of fish though, it's hard to name them... I generally will give the group one name. Since my betta's name is David "Ziggy Stardust" Bowie, I've taken to calling my Black Neons "the Spiders from Mars."
 

fishchick

Member
My pleco is Fin from LAw and order SVU ! and will prob name the angels Benson and stabler!
 

heartsongsinger

Member
Most of my fish have names, but some I can't tell apart so they remain nameless. No names 12 neon tetras, 3 twin-bar platies, 3 danios, and 4 red velvet swordtails (all female and just bought the other day so haven't had time to name)
 

Red1313

Member
I name all but the goldfish, goldfish get numbers b/c they usaully go belly up on me a few days after I get them. I've since given up.
 

Pandora

Member
I used to name all my fish. Then I had too many fish to keep them straight so it seemed kinda dumb! Plus made it way too hard when I had to sell my breeders to make room for the next generation. I get attached enough to them as it is without naming em. The splendens do have numbers lol. Need to keep track of their parentage!
 

TFA101

Member
yes I do name them, my old black skirts were

Kahuna-Leader
Diva-Only female, best colors
Shorty-Smallest
Blackney and Finn-Always fighting

and there are many others
 

Tayful

Member
Yes, I name them. And at that, it's usually really off-the-wall names, or I name them after band members I like. Bahah.
 

fins

Member
clown loach ....billy , have an angel I call freckles.ones name is pepper...bettas,lacey,red and grape,bug and prince..cae called slim, glo danio named ogre but the other fish aren't named adf named jumper
 

pinkfloydpuffer

Member
Half the fun in getting a fish is naming them! Well, maybe not half...
 

pinkfloydpuffer

Member
Tayful said:
Yes, I name them. And at that, it's usually really off-the-wall names, or I name them after band members I like. Bahah.
Omg! I name mine after band members too!
 

rainman

Member
Yes but only if there are only a few of the same type of fish to name. I don't feel it is logical to name every fish in my Cory school.
 

rileyrk190

Member
I name my fish after composers, because I don't think I will ever run out of names, and they certainly are unique.
 

Wilhelm Joshua Tan

Member
oscy

I name my Oscar "Oscy."
 

blodhi

Member
MY kid named the betta ... John Cena
 

Hypnox

Member
I tend to generically name all fish of the same species, unless they are remarkably different like my angels. So the 7 black skirt tetras I have are all named Taco. The black angel is named Gabrielle, the White angel is Michael. I have a bamboo shrimp who hides all the time so I named him Waldo.
 

pinkfloydpuffer

Member
Hypnox said:
I have a bamboo shrimp who hides all the time so I named him Waldo.

Where's Waldo?
 

Hypnox

Member
pinkfloydpuffer said:
Where's Waldo?
Yea, it's a great game the Fiance and I play. Find the hiding spot the shrimp picked for the day.
 

GouramiGirl1221

Member
I've named my fish so far and plan on naming my others...
not really sure what I'm gonna do when I have a school of hatchets, but I can give it a try right?
 

gremlin

Member
I don't name ALL of them, but the ones that are a little different/unique. I call my copper goldfish my ghost fish because he is dark and hides well in the pond. One that is orange and white I call Sherbie because she looks like a bowl of orange sherbet and vanilla ice cream. My plecos are Plic and Plac (for now). My albino chinese algae eater is lemonfish because of the color while the other one that stayed normal colored is Suckerfish. I have a shark catfish that I call Sharkie. My mosquito fish are all called my Pirahna Fish. My largest male goldfish (all orange) is Big Boy. My shubunkin female is CalI (short for Calico). My newest goldfish, one that was born in my pond, is currently known as the traitor fish. She(?) started out solid copper/black like my ghost fish, but in the last 2 weeks she has turned orange with white tips to her fins. I'm not sure if she is truly a female, her fins are starting to get much longer, more like a males. If she stays as pale an orange as she is, I may name her something else related to her coloring.
 

cognizant

Member
I name some. If I have a betta or a single gouramI or angel I may name it, but I don't name fish in schools because it gets too confusing. (Look! There goes Moe, Larry, or Curly!)
 

Coryd55

Member
I don't view my fish as pets personally. So I don't name them.

I keep them more for the challenge of breeding and just general observation. =)

Cory
 

marcie31401

Member
I have named them all except the school of neon tetras. They don't usually do anything interesting, so I never have to refer to them. lol
 

sticky fish

Member
My plecos are Jeff the Worm and Mr. Sticky
My pearl goldfish is Lucky (he was a rescue from AP bio experiments)
My other goldfish is Stinkbait (he's a pain in the fish gravel)
 

pamd

Member
I wasn't a FishLore member way back when this thread was started in March 2006, but saw it tonight thanks to the revival by marcie and sticky fish in the past few days. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it tonight!

Among so many creative names, here's one of my favorites:

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

My female betta is named Candi. That's because she is a "black lace" betta and wears red lipstick. Stripper name.

My male betta is Norbert, named after the ferocious baby dragon in the first Harry Potter book. He's a dragon betta. The betta is not actually ferocious at all, such a sweetie, but the name suits him well. He's never bitten me (which I wouldn't mind), but right out of the shipping bag he was fighting. "Let me out! Let me out! This instant!"

I bought three Habrosus (pygmie) cats for CandI and named them Larry, Darryl and Darryl since I couldn't tell them apart. If you remember the old Bob Newhart show, you'll get the joke.
 

Vincent

Member
I do, at least some of them.
 

Kayin1470

Member
naming fish is great but unfortunately tends to make you much more attached and when they die it's that much harder.

I name my fish anyways.
 

dukeofnada

Member
I have plans for a Indian Dwarf Puffer tank. It will have a stage, large crowd back drop and 4 puffers there names will be James, Lars, Kirk, and Robert.

I wonder if playing loud music in the same room as the fish tanks are in is stressful to the fish.
 

Alasse

Member
My 9 Angels have names ~ Castiel, Uriel, ****, Frell, Diablo, Grayson, Angelus, Tigger & Certari

1 Redtailed shark ~ Bomber

3 Betta ~ Valencia, D'Argo & Buddy

If I can tell them apart, as individuals, they get named *L*
3 BN ~ Nosey, Spike & Spikette
 

kittenface14

Member
I try too, but then I can't keep them straight! So there are certain ones that have I have names for because they are wildly nutty or they just stand out more than the others.

Black male Molly he is King because he likes to chase the ladies and keep them inline!
My son's Balloon Molly is Dolly Girl because she has the markings of a Dalmation.
The two Bleeding Heart Tetras are Fat Butts, they eat like little piggies and the three Serpae Tetras are named Speed Dudes because they like to dart around the tank and be silly wild dudes, as for the others they are baby girl or baby boy!
 

bmxslush

Member
I named 1 fish who isn't really a fish he's an african dwarw frog
 

TropicalGrimmish

Member
I named all my corys.

peppered cory - cory mac

albino cory - stranger

skunk cory - skory

panda cory - kung fu panda

sterbI cory - precious

emerald green cory - sharky


I don't have names for my tetras to many & to small lol.
 

NaCl

Member
Naming Fish

A little story about naming your fish......
When my daughter was in 6th grade she had a 20 gallon tank with 8-10 fish & she named each fish. They all died within the first month. She determined at that time it was bad luck to name your fish.
Her teacher bought a tank & fish & wanted to have the class name the fish. Emily strongly advised against it & told her teacher the fish would die if they were named. He went ahead & let the class name the fish & they were all dead the next morning! NO JOKE!! Yes, she said "I told you so" to her teacher.
When Emily was 17 we restocked the 20 gallon from her younger days, she did not name them & I have 2 of the original 5 black skirted Tetras from that tank. They are still nameless & 7 years old!

I swear this is a true story!!!

Sue
 

TropicalGrimmish

Member
NaCl said:
A little story about naming your fish......
When my daughter was in 6th grade she had a 20 gallon tank with 8-10 fish & she named each fish. They all died within the first month. She determined at that time it was bad luck to name your fish.
Her teacher bought a tank & fish & wanted to have the class name the fish. Emily strongly advised against it & told her teacher the fish would die if they were named. He went ahead & let the class name the fish & they were all dead the next morning! NO JOKE!! Yes, she said "I told you so" to her teacher.
When Emily was 17 we restocked the 20 gallon from her younger days, she did not name them & I have 2 of the original 5 black skirted Tetras from that tank. They are still nameless & 7 years old!

I swear this is a true story!!!

Sue
lol
 

Blub

Member
I name my individual fish I can tell apart... But come on, do you really expect me to name all my Bleeding heart tetras?
 

prairielilly

Member
My first betta was Mr Fishie. I was told that was 'unimaginative' - I didn't care, that was his name. He lived 3 years. When he died I got another Mr Fishie. And so on...

At the moment, I have a dwarf gouramI who is sort of named Gabriel. That's when I don't call him Mr Fishie....I don't have a betta at the moment (hoping to change that soon).

Fish like cherry barbs, rasboras, many others...they all look a lot alike. Not identical, but alike. So they tend to not get named, unless they have really big personalities.
 

otocat

Member
I have a crimson red veiltail Betta i've named "Red Dragon of the Nine Spirits a.k.a. Carl". Two Forktail Rainbows named "Burns & Allen" and I have 8 Lampeyed Killis I collectively call "The Crazy 8".
 

DPmom26

Member

roy

Member
I have named one Hoover, that's all he does all day long, I think he has even sucked the color of some stones.
 

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