For Everyone To Join In Funny

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by DecoyCat, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. DecoyCat

    DecoyCatWell Known MemberMember

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    So I thought this might be fun.. I have chose a few fish I know pretty well in my response, and I also gathered my thoughts from reading this site for the past few years.

    Lets see if we can rate a fish in a few words and then give a short explanation why.. The more fish the better, we might even learn something new!

    Betta - The sickest fish
    Maybe because they are promoted as beginners fish, showcased in tiny cubes at pet stores so people think they only need a bowl and basically sold without any advice. A fish in a cup? Easy!

    Discus - Most difficult fish
    One look at these fish and you are hooked, leading to people buying them for their beauty and not knowing how high maintenance they are. Pretty Cichlid? No problem!

    Corydoras - Happiest fish
    These hardy beauties will liven up any tank and wiggle all day long, the most underrated clean up crew ever. Messy eaters? Problem solved!

    Guppies - Easiest fish to breed
    Any challengers? lol... These fish are fry farms and some are very beautiful too, easy to care for and a delight to watch. Someone say fry? Done!

    Tetras - Best schooling fish
    These little fish bring any tank to life with their swimming formations and bright colours. Bored? Sit back and watch the show!

    I could go on but I don't want you to get bored, I want you to join in! :)
     
  2. Guppygirl88

    Guppygirl88Valued MemberMember

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    Angelfish - Worst Parents
    They are beautiful, showstoppers and the Icon of the freshwater hobby. Hate baby fish? They do too!
    Jewell Cichlid - most aggressive
    One of the most beautiful african cichlids in any 100 gallon tank, just them, all alone, all that water, just the one fish, yay.
     
  3. Magicpenny75

    Magicpenny75Well Known MemberMember

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    Tiger Barbs - Most gangster fish. Super tight school until someone steps out of line and then that sucka gon' die.

    Gourami - master of the cage match. Want to have one gourami? Buy five.

    Giant Danio - Most in need of an IEP. Just bang all over the tank like everything is invisible...enjoys spending time annoying others, counting his own scales, running around in circles for no reason.
     
  4. Feohw

    FeohwWell Known MemberMember

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    Eel-tailed banjo catfish - sleepiest fish.
    Strange looking fish that is very often mistaken as dead by new owners. It just likes to nap and look like a twig. Once it gets moving it's a sight to see, beautiful tail movements. Also it can bark.

    Vampire shrimp - hunkiest shrimp.
    One beefy boy. Gets huge and likes to flex it's forelimbs for the camera. Despite its looks it's a gentle giant and wouldn't hurt a soul.

    Oscars - sulkiest fish.
    Will let you know when it's not happy with what you've done, they are master sulkers. Want to add a rock to the tank? You've messed with the wrong tank! Poor oscar didn't want THAT rock in his tank. He hates that rock. Now try to remove that rock. Oscars life is over. He can't go on without that rock in his tank. How could you do this to him??
     
  5. Aprilamy

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    Community Betta- Mr. nosy pants, biggest busybody. In everyone’s business. Can not do anything in tank without him supervising.... angels next biggest busybody. Corys are the golden retrievers of the tank... just happy go lucky and don’t get upset if someone gets mad at them for playing in their territory. Mr grouchy BN pleco...finds everyone annoying especially if entering his man cave, don’t touch his algae wafer either or you get a tail wack.
     
  6. MissNoodle

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    Molly--the foodie. May as well start calling "soo-ee! Soo-eee!" Every time you feed your molly. Doesn't matter what you feed, its being hoovered up by the aquatic pig.
     
  7. Basil

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    Rasboras. Most underrated fish. Easy going and well behaved. Some even come in bright colors :)
    Great school for mid and upper levels of the tank.
     
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  8. kallililly1973

    kallililly1973Fishlore VIPMember

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    I’ll go a different road. Snails slow? Look away for a minute when their on the move and see if you can find them.. bright colors no problem they can be right in front of your eyes on a green leave and you look right through them anyways
    Otto cats. got diatoms or brown leaves? not with these guys in your tank!
     
  9. TheeLadyG

    TheeLadyGWell Known MemberMember

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    Fantail Goldfish. Most domesticated fish. A six HUNDRED year old breed. Best "pet" fish... like a bumbly playful water puppy! Craves your attention and needs a "playroom" tank. Longer lifespan than most dogs!
     
  10. WTFish?

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    Yep I was going to say snails too...let’s not forget the parasnailing acrobats. Mysteries anyway...

    Red Cherry Shrimp: aka aquatic cockroaches. Put a few in, can’t find them, some die...then BAM, when you’re not looking they’ll breed again and again until your tank is overran by the red “bugs” scattered everywhere, eating everything, popping out babies until you can’t see anything but them.
     
  11. kallililly1973

    kallililly1973Fishlore VIPMember

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    Hahahaha yes the parasnailing mystery snails and the Moses ramshorn snails that can walk on water upside down:)
     
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    DecoyCat

    DecoyCatWell Known MemberMember

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    Hi everyone, awesome replies! I had a good giggle lol
    I will do some more myself when im feeling better, I just picked up a replacement fish tank only to get it all the way home, open it and find the side glass shattered into pieces :(
    Thank you all for contributing, awesome to read!
     
  13. 86 ssinit

    86 ssinitFishlore VIPMember

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    Pictus cat. The most energetic fish! Do they ever stop moving.
    Sorry to hear about your tank:(. Hope they send a new one right away.
     
  14. RHONDA PIMENTEL

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    (Carnival) common, comet goldfish. The most mistreated fish. These gorgeous, beautiful creatures get dimes, ping pong balls etc thrown at them in tiny bowls and then sit around in a bag all day shaking around at the carnival til it finally (if it makes it) gets home to, "ah oh, what are we going to do with this Fish now? Let lol Bobby or Susan take "care of it" unfortunately young children of no fault of their own, prob their first fish...have no idea and well 2 days of suffering...down the toilet! I apologize immensely if i ranted too much on this subject. All the other answers were so witty and funny and spot on! And then here i am, debbie downer. Sorry.
     
  15. StarGirl15

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    German Blue Rams- Most like a house pet. Every time me or my husband are by the tank they are right there waging their heads back and forth looking at us! I can't take a picture of plants or anything to post without one of my rams in the picture! I can just about hand feed them!
     
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    Cherry shrimps: most delicate little shrimps!
    Caring for them in a little tank was a hassle with water changes; net them into the water and they'd accidentally slip through netting holes. Pour them in and they'd lay motionless on the bottom for a few minutes then crawl under the moss to sulk. Let excess algae growth happen and they'd turn bright red and be happy until they're engulfed in it and die. Kind of happy that happened honestly. Theyre so sensitive
    Honey gouramis: Most underated fish!
    Great addition to community setup, peaceful, bright, active, and they don't bother anyone else.
    African dwarf frogs: The jumpers
    Here's a little gross story for you. So I was away on vacation and had put this seriously unattractive pink leopard tape over the feeding hole in the lid to keep this EXACT THING FROM HAPPENING but I got back and one was missing. About a month later I found it's skeleton under my bed.
    Not sure if we're doing sw here but clownfish are so great. Friendly and personable, swim at all levels of the tank for FUN. I named mine sammy. It was a midnight clown. Great beginner option.
     
  17. SaraCooper

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    Bristle Nose Plecos- slime sucking killers.
     
  18. NoOne

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    Really?
     
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    Bristlenose Pleco's... pushier than Corydora's at the food trough, like a bull in a china shop!... bam everyone's out of the way!
     
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