Fish/inverts/aquatic creatures that you love/hate - Game Brought Back

SeaMonkey06

I saw a super old (okay, it was only 4 years) thread about this game and wanted to bring it back as it seemed like fun...

So basically: Someone says a fish name and you say whether you love or hate or are neutral about that fish, and then you explain why. You then pick a fish.

Rules:
No rude comments - Respect others likes/dislikes
Don't judge people's reasoning (Debates and discussions are allowed)
This is all based on your OWN opinion

This is meant to be all in good fun, so...

Example:
Me: Guppy
I love guppies because they...
White Cloud Mountain Minnows (this is put there for the next poster to talk about)

Someone else: I hate/love white clouds...
Common Pleco

Don't worry if it doesn't make sense now, it will soon.

I'll start:

Axolotls:
I love my axolotls because they are easy to care for, super cute and their smiles brighten my day
Betta
 

CoryBoi

I like bettas, but they are mis marketed.
bn Plecos
 

SeaMonkey06

I like bettas, but they are mis marketed.
bn Plecos
I'll go then.

Hate because I love them but have no tanks big enough to keep them in (my 40Gallon houses axolotls, so that's a big no no)
 

CoryBoi

I'll go then.

Hate because I love them but have no tanks big enough to keep them in (my 40Gallon houses axolotls, so that's a big no no)
“Hate because I love them”
what’s the next fish?
 

RootFeeder

BN plecos I love, because they look like sea cucumbers and have pretty peaceable personalities. (Although a few in the dolichopterus genus are carnivorous and may suck slime coat off fish. Thankfully not commonly sold.)

RummyNose tetras.
 

CoryBoi

BN plecos I love, because they look like sea cucumbers and have pretty peaceable personalities. (Although a few in the dolichopterus genus are carnivorous and may suck slime coat off fish. Thankfully not commonly sold.)

RummyNose tetras.
I love rummynose tetras!
have been on hold for them, but then decided to go a different route with my tank, but they are on my wishlist!

fancy goldfish
 

SeaMonkey06

I love rummynose tetras!
have been on hold for them, but then decided to go a different route with my tank, but they are on my wishlist!

fancy goldfish
Love fancy goldfish because the cute little wiggle dance they do when they swim cracks me up
Mystery snail
 

CoryBoi

Love fancy goldfish because the cute little wiggle dance they do when they swim cracks me up
Mystery snail
Hate because they will sometimes eat plants, and everyone wants to put one or a couple in their tiny betta tank, but they have a higher bioload then the betta!
pearl gourami - my favorite fish
 

RootFeeder

pearl gourami. Trichogaster leeri? Nice fish, gouramis are analogous to cichlids in my opinion, and T. leeri is a stunning member of its family. I love them. The dot patterning is very attractive.

red tailed black shark: epalzeorhynchus bicolor
 

CoryBoi

pearl gourami. Trichogaster leeri? Nice fish, gouramis are analogous to cichlids in my opinion, and T. leeri is a stunning member of its family. I love them. The dot patterning is very attractive.

red tailed black shark: epalzeorhynchus bicolor
Hate, Again people see shark and want to put them in their 5,10,20,29 gallon tank, and sometimes they can turn on other fish, but if you have the right tank for them then I say go for it.
rosy barbs (I have 4 neons and love them)
 

SeaMonkey06

Hate, Again people see shark and want to put them in their 5,10,20,29 gallon tank, and sometimes they can turn on other fish, but if you have the right tank for them then I say go for it.
rosy barbs (I have 4 neons and love them)
I've never kept rosy barbs but would like to. I love their colours, especially the neons
They remind me of goldfish, especially the long-finned/veil tail variety.
Silver Arowana (yea, big step up!)
 

SM1199

I've never kept rosy barbs but would like to. I love their colours, especially the neons
They remind me of goldfish, especially the long-finned/veil tail variety.
Silver Arowana (yea, big step up!)
Hate, silver arowana require so much more space than most people can provide. A lot of beginners see that as the coolest monster fish, so they buy a juvenile and keep it in a 40 gallon tank for its whole life. Sort of like goldfish, but with way more of a fad around them. Plus... They look nice as well-fed adults, but all the juvies I've seen in person for sale were sickly, skinny little things with torn fins

Platies!
 

CoryBoi

Hate, silver arowana require so much more space than most people can provide. A lot of beginners see that as the coolest monster fish, so they buy a juvenile and keep it in a 40 gallon tank for its whole life. Sort of like goldfish, but with way more of a fad around them. Plus... They look nice as well-fed adults, but all the juvies I've seen in person for sale were sickly, skinny little things with torn fins

Platies!
Love platies, they are just cool little fish.
mollies
 

Mongo75

Love, any cichlid, from anywhere in the world! They're awesome in their behavior and coloring, not that other fish don't have interesting colors or behavior, but still, cichlids. I also like Kribs and Killis.

Exaggeration: ON, and based on the threads on this forum...
Hate #1, Bettas! One out of every three threads seems to be "What's wrong with my Betta?"! Yes, they have beautiful colors and long flowing fins, but they seem sooooo prone to problems .

Hate #2, Corys! Those 3 threads I mentioned with the Bettas, the second one of the three is (swooning) "Ohhhhh, I love my Cories. They're sooooo cute...". Ok, ok. I get it, but really, they're not that great .

Exaggeration OFF:
I don't actually hate any fish that's kept as a pet. They all have their (sometimes) unique qualities. Sometimes, they're just run-of-the-mill fish, but they're almost always interesting to watch and learn about, and are a great way of learning or teaching chemistry, biology, animal husbandry, etc., etc. .
 

CoryBoi

Love, any cichlid, from anywhere in the world! They're awesome in their behavior and coloring, not that other fish don't have interesting colors or behavior, but still, cichlids. I also like Kribs and Killis.

Exaggeration: ON, and based on the threads on this forum...
Hate #1, Bettas! One out of every three threads seems to be "What's wrong with my Betta?"! Yes, they have beautiful colors and long flowing fins, but they seem sooooo prone to problems .

Hate #2, Corys! Those 3 threads I mentioned with the Bettas, the second one of the three is (swooning) "Ohhhhh, I love my Cories. They're sooooo cute...". Ok, ok. I get it, but really, they're not that great .

Exaggeration OFF:
I don't actually hate any fish that's kept as a pet. They all have their (sometimes) unique qualities. Sometimes, they're just run-of-the-mill fish, but they're almost always interesting to watch and learn about, and are a great way of learning or teaching chemistry, biology, animal husbandry, etc., etc. .
How can you say that!!? Corries are the best! They are seriously like little puppies. And they are soooo cute!
 

Mongo75

How can you say that!!? Corries are the best! They are seriously like little puppies. And they are soooo cute!
Yesterday, our 4 month old puppy bolted out of the house when I went out to the garage. Took me 20 minutes and 10 houses down the street, in the pouring rain, to corral him and get him home!!!!! I was soaked! He was soaked! And you call that cute?
 

CoryBoi

Yesterday, our 4 month old puppy bolted out of the house when I went out to the garage. Took me 20 minutes and 10 houses down the street, in the pouring rain, to corral him and get him home!!!!! I was soaked! He was soaked! And you call that cute?
Yes, my Lola has ran in front of several busses and down the street a few times when we first got her, but eventually she settled down and started doing a lot better with not bolting as soon as the door opened.
here is my cute puppy.

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Mongo75

Yes, my Lola has ran in front of several busses and down the street a few times when we first got her, but eventually she settled down and started doing a lot better with not bolting as soon as the door opened.
here is my cute puppy.

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Hi Lola

I'm Odie! I'm a four month old mix. My mama was part Chihuahua and something else. My dad was half Miniature Mastiff and Dachshund. I like bolting to freedom anytime a door is opened, and especially when it's raining a downpour . Grandpa says I'm about as cute as a Cory when I do that. I think he likes me .


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SeaMonkey06

Hate, silver arowana require so much more space than most people can provide. A lot of beginners see that as the coolest monster fish, so they buy a juvenile and keep it in a 40 gallon tank for its whole life. Sort of like goldfish, but with way more of a fad around them. Plus... They look nice as well-fed adults, but all the juvies I've seen in person for sale were sickly, skinny little things with torn fins

Platies!
I would have said LOVE. It's my dream to own an Arowana, but I get what you're saying. I was super surprised to see that my LFS keeps juvenile silver arowanas. Hope they're quizzing the people on their knowledge before letting them buy one, though. I think that they should do it with all fish. Simple questions like: Is your tank cycled? What size is it? Heater? Filter? Hides/no hides? (as some fish can't have caves and decor etc. due to the fact that they will injure themselves on them and some fish need caves and rocky hiding places )

I'll only ever own an Arowana if I have a body of water that's 1,000+. A lot of people don't understand that, at pet stores, the fish are babies. They grow. And then you get people like Paul Cuffaro keeping his Arowana with red tail catfish and other huge monster fish in a 160Gallon that makes people think it's okay They're awesome fish, but again, don't think they should be available to everyone. Not really a problem with the fish, more with the whole industry around them and people's stupidity.
 

CoryBoi

I would have said LOVE. It's my dream to own an Arowana, but I get what you're saying. I was super surprised to see that my LFS keeps juvenile silver arowanas. Hope they're quizzing the people on their knowledge before letting them buy one, though. I think that they should do it with all fish. Simple questions like: Is your tank cycled? What size is it? Heater? Filter? Hides/no hides? (as some fish can't have caves and decor etc. due to the fact that they will injure themselves on them and some fish need caves and rocky hiding places )

I'll only ever own an Arowana if I have a body of water that's 1,000+. A lot of people don't understand that, at pet stores, the fish are babies. They grow. And then you get people like Paul Cuffaro keeping his Arowana with red tail catfish and other huge monster fish in a 160Gallon that makes people think it's okay They're awesome fish, but again, don't think they should be available to everyone. Not really a problem with the fish, more with the whole industry around them and people's stupidity.
Yeah, what people don’t understand is with a lot of youtubers the fish like Arowana and red tails do not stay in that 160 gallon tank(for example) they go into a large 15’ diameter pond. And everyone says Paul (for example) kept it in a 160 so I can too, not realizing it doesn’t stay there long.
 

SeaMonkey06

Love platies, they are just cool little fish.
mollies
Love mollies, they're cute and relatively hardy. Balloon mollies make me crack up
Cories
 

SeaMonkey06

Yeah, what people don’t understand is with a lot of youtubers the fish like Arowana and red tails do not stay in that 160 gallon tank(for example) they go into a large 15’ diameter pond. And everyone says Paul (for example) kept it in a 160 so I can too, not realizing it doesn’t stay there long.
Exactly. Youtubers are huge influencers and it isn't hard for them to tell people that their setup is temporary. It'll save so many fish


Anyway, I should probably get back on topic This thread isn't about bad youtubers
 

SM1199

Love mollies, they're cute and relatively hardy. Balloon mollies make me crack up
Cories
Hated cories at first, they just looked so strangely disproportionate - like swimming heads with a tail attached. now they're growing on me... So, love.

Glass catfish!
 

SeaMonkey06

Hated cories at first, they just looked so strangely disproportionate - like swimming heads with a tail attached. now they're growing on me... So, love.

Glass catfish!
Hate, because many people think it's fine to get a single fish for their 5 gallon which A. Is too small and B. They need to be in large groups. They are super cute and different, though
Discus
 

CoryBoi

Hate, because many people think it's fine to get a single fish for their 5 gallon which A. Is too small and B. They need to be in large groups. They are super cute and different, though
Discus
Love, there really isn’t a big problem wit inexperienced people getting them and not housing them properly because they are so expensive!
swordtails
 

SM1199

Love, there really isn’t a big problem wit inexperienced people getting them and not housing them properly because they are so expensive!
swordtails
Hate - nothing personal against swordtails, but I just see them as slightly larger, slightly more aggressive platies. I would rather just have platies! Though if we are talking Montezuma swords, love. Those are very unique and most people aren't familiar with them. I have heard old-timer aquarists speaking fondly of the old, true Montezuma swords, and how today's hybrids don't have tails nearly as long as the wild Montezuma swords.

Black ghost knife fish!
 

ayeayeron

Hate - nothing personal against swordtails, but I just see them as slightly larger, slightly more aggressive platies. I would rather just have platies! Though if we are talking Montezuma swords, love. Those are very unique and most people aren't familiar with them. I have heard old-timer aquarists speaking fondly of the old, true Montezuma swords, and how today's hybrids don't have tails nearly as long as the wild Montezuma swords.

Black ghost knife fish!
Neutral, I have never kept them before and likely never will because they’re expensive, large and aggressive.

Dwarf Gouramis
 

tuggerlake26

Neutral, I have never kept them before and likely never will because they’re expensive, large and aggressive.

Dwarf Gouramis
Love the natural ones, not a fan of the powder blue and wish they weren't always diseased.

Bleeding heart tetra
 

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