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Pamphilos posted an update of his goldfish MI and YU. I thought that was a great idea to post your fish names.

My wife names all my fish:
Marlboro Reds are called Blaze, Flame and Starburst.
Bettas are Mushu, Ginsu, Mr. Miagi, Kon and Leeshang.
Clown Loaches are Crustie, Bozo and Bingo
My angels are Chris (Magician Chris Angel), Clarense (from It's a Wonderful Life), and Micheal (the Archangel)

How creative are you?
 

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Here's all my fish up to today:

Mollies: Jimi, Janis, Jefferson-named after the big 3 at woodstock, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin w/ Big Brother and the Holding Company, and Jefferson Airplane

Bettas: Floyd (after Pink Floyd of course), Emerson (Emerson Lake & Palmer), Rodya (character from Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment), Dmitri (also from C&P), Donovan (after the folk singer Donovan), Winter (Edgar Winter Group), Riviera aka Vera (Pink Floyd's song Vera), Volta (the band The Mars Volta)

Cories: Julia Dream (Pink Floyd song title), Corporal Clegg (another PF song title), Baba O'Riley (The Who song title)

Rubberlip pleco: Danno (character from tv show Hawaii Five-o Book em Danno! Book that algae! ;D)

Puffers: Garth (after Dana Carvey's character Garth from Wayne's World), Pistachio (Dana Carvey's character in Master of Disguise)

Guppies: Paul, Ringo, and John (named by my 6 yr old sister after the Beatles ;D)

That's all for now...
 

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Bettas: Hera, Cerberus, Ares, Artemis, and finally...Billy
Corycats: Hermes and "The Babies" (two tiny peppered corycats, we can't tell them apart so I just call them Romulus and Remus or "the babies")

My guppies are just "the guppies", because they're always together, and my mollie isn't named yet.
 

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I have to many schooling fish but named a few such as my white molly, Gandarf and my Dwarf Cichlid - Psycho Cich (Sid). haha
 

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Betta's: Cooli, Ray, Babie, Ember, Nighthawk, Firefly, Mer, Patch, Mama
Red Tail shark: Red (I was very creative with this one )
Bronse Cory's: The evil trio
Paradise Fish: Grumpy/Oscar (still considering)
Ozzi Otto
RIP:
Cowboy (male betta)
Blue (female betta)
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How they got their names? Usually the first one I pick is the one that sticks, they just sort of come to me. Some of them have an explanation.
-Coolie was a really neat color when I picked up him, sort of iridescent and icy.
-Babie was absolutely tiny.
-Ray reminded me of the sun.
-Nighthawk refused to take any other.
-Ember due to his coloring looks like one.
-Firefly has a very weak butterfly like patten except that instead of white it's clear.
-Patch had a big white band around his middle.
-Mama had breeding stripes while in her cup.
-And blue (like Red) is pretty straight forward.
-Grumpy was b/c he was the meanest guy in the tank. Running around chasing all the others, I figured if anyone was going to hold their own against a RTS it would be him.
-The evil trio were originally in the evil empty 10 gal.
-Cowboy was b/c every song in the car on the way home was about cowboys, he was also a tough ol'guy right up to the end.
 
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lol, if my guppies were intimidating i would TOTALLY call them the KGB!
 

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Betta males: Valencia, D'Argo & Buddy
Bristlenose: Nosey, Spike, Spikette, Briar & Thorny
Albino cory: Beano
Bronze cories: Bill & Ben
Redtailed shark: Bomber
Angels: Certari, Uriel, Castiel, Grayson, Angelus, ****, Frell, Diablo & Tigger

The Cherry barbs, Pakistani loaches, Clown loaches, Otos, Endlers, Shrimp and BN fry are un-named *L*
 

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dvc_r said:
My kids solved that by calling my 8 Rasboras the "KGB" and 20 cardinal tetras the "CIA"!
haha, smart kids i might call the neons the NY Giants haha
 

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I have a pleco named Mr. Sticky
Pleco #2 Jeff the worm (after the alien worm in MIB 2)
Pleco #3 Neeble (another alien from MIB 2)
My green spotted puffer is Woodstock after the music festival.
My goldfish is named Stinkbait because he's a pain in the butt.
 

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Um, no I dont name my fish...but I did get a Senegal Bichir fish last week and named him/her Eragon. I swear it fits that little guy perfect!! ;D
 

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Here we go!
Cories- Neufchatel, Chateaubriand, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Schnitzel, Ferdinand and Mickey. (Neuf and Briand named for food I saw at the grocery store right before I bought them. I didn't actually know what they meant until after I had fallen in love with them! Tchai and Strav are named after the composers of 2 piano pieces I was playing at the time I got them. Schnitzel after the hot dog chain restaurant Der Weinerschnitzel, Ferdinand and Mickey, I just liked the names.)
Gouramis- Lady Florence Craye and Little Madeline Bassett, named for charachters in the Jeeves and Wooster series, by P.G. Wodehouse. (Fabulous books)
And when (if) I get my 10 gallon tank to house two dwarf puffers, they will be named Simon James Alexander Reínhold III and Joe.
 

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4 tetras - John, Paul, George & Ringo
Malaysian trumpet snail - Miles
4 Panda cories and 1 Pepper - Fender, Gibson, Maison, Hoffner & Gretch

In 150 gallon:
Frankie & Johnnie (tinfoil barbs), Harry (chalceus), Spicolli (angel), Suckface (pleco), Burt (bala shark) - for Burt Reynolds in Sharkey's Machine, Ernie (catfish), Kitty (pictus), 50 cent (silverdollar), Bill & Ted (giant danios), Pearl (snakeskin gourami - I originally thought she was a pearl then name stuck) and Sweet Pea (blood parrot)
 

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Zebra Danios: Eeny, Meeny Miney + Moe
Cory Cats: Dick + Dan
Cherry Barbs: Hercules + Flora
Glofish: Peter
Dwarf Gourami: Duane
Bettas: Blitz + Peach
I personally name then out of colors, sometimes numbers.
 

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Right now we only have RYU my Betta...We had 4 common goldfish that died...they were coke, pepsi, darrel and sprite...We had a ryucen named Ang and a black moor named Katara...The fish that get put in the ten gallon tank will be named as well...
 

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I only name my bettas.
Although my mom calls my BR Parrots Rotties.
lol.
 

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My Oscars are Dave and Sue, none of the other fish have names except the first fry I had that survived. Shes a Mickey Mouse Platy called Swimmy.
 

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aecw said:
4 tetras - John, Paul, George & Ringo
Malaysian trumpet snail - Miles
4 Panda cories and 1 Pepper - Fender, Gibson, Maison, Hoffner & Gretch

In 150 gallon:
Frankie & Johnnie (tinfoil barbs), Harry (chalceus), Spicolli (angel), Suckface (pleco), Burt (bala shark) - for Burt Reynolds in Sharkey's Machine, Ernie (catfish), Kitty (pictus), 50 cent (silverdollar), Bill & Ted (giant danios), Pearl (snakeskin gourami - I originally thought she was a pearl then name stuck) and Sweet Pea (blood parrot)
I like your style! The Beatles, guitar brands, Bill & Ted, trumpet snail Miles...
 

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Cherry barbs - female: the golden girls
Cherry barb - male: big red
Dwarf gourami: Gabriel
One and only oto: Otto Man
^^Will be getting more otos soon. Then they'll be the Otto Man Empire

Past: about seven male bettas all named Mr Fishie. Hope to get another betta soon - he may or may not also be Mr Fishie.
 
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Zebra Danios: Eeny, Meeny Miney + Moe
Hey Jess01: Is this a double meaining because it's hard to tell which is which?
 
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