Freshwater exotics?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by Blanco, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. BlancoValued MemberMember

    What's the most exotic fish you've had in your tank?
    I've been told there are freshwater Stingrays?
    & rumors are floating around that there's a freshwater seahorse, but know one I've spoke has actually seen one of them.

    If you have pictures that would be even better, I'm on my phone as I post this & I have no idea how to post pictures from my phone.

    Thanks. :)
     




  2. QQQUUUUAADDDWell Known MemberMember

  3. BlancoValued MemberMember

    I've actually seen one of those at the stores I visit. :)
     




  4. QQQUUUUAADDDWell Known MemberMember

    I think they're pretty weird...
     
  5. BlancoValued MemberMember

    Yeah, but that's also what makes the so cool!
    Are they easy fish?
    Brackish?
    Delicate?

    Looking at google seems there might actually be seahorses & stingrays?
    I'd wonder about how easy or high maintenance they need?
     
  6. cameronpalteValued MemberMember

    There are stingers that I saw for sale at pet solutions, but they were sold out. I would love a freshwater seahorse, seems so cool:)>
     
  7. soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

    right now??? My Swamp Darter. Not really exotic, but deffinetley the coolest lil gal.
     
  8. Lexi03Well Known MemberMember

    In my tanks it would have to be my new L239 plecos.
     
  9. pirahnah3Fishlore VIPMember

    Currently in my tank it would have to by the Parkensoni Rainbows. I haven't seen many places with them for sale around here.
     
  10. BlancoValued MemberMember

    What are these fish?
    Wish I was able to use laptop get a look at these
     
  11. soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

    Swamp Darter
    SwampDarter2.jpg
    Credit, PINES BARRENS ANIMALS.com

    L239 pleco/ Blue panaque(? i think)
    BluePanaque-1.jpg

    Parkensoni Rainbows
    parkinsoni-rainbowfish.jpg
     
  12. Wendy LubianetskyWell Known MemberMember

    In my tank, my most exotic fish is a Bonsai Kilin Flowerhorn. I don't know if that qualifies for exotic.... probably not.
     
  13. BlancoValued MemberMember

    Thanks for posting those I have an Albino Pleco, But never seen a blue one before, thats cool & the swamp darter sorta looks like a mud skipper, Mud Skippers seems sorta neat.
    image
     
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  14. BlancoValued MemberMember

    Thanks for posting those I have an Albino Pleco, But never seen a blue one before, thats cool & the swamp darter sorta looks like a mud skipper, Mud Skippers seems sorta neat.
    image
     
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  15. soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

    i guess you can say they are similar, though darters are no where near as cool :p. The Blue panaque is a cool species of pleco.
     
  16. Lexi03Well Known MemberMember

    Yes very cool, but proving a pain in the rear to feed.
     
  17. BlancoValued MemberMember

  18. BlancoValued MemberMember

    Why is that?
    Please explain?
     
  19. ZeeZWell Known MemberMember

    My rare L183 Starlight Bristlenose Pleco, also known as White Seam Bristlenose Pleco.

    image
     
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  20. Lexi03Well Known MemberMember

    The person that sold them to me said they would eat algea wafers and zucchini, but they won't take it , they have only eaten the algea on the tank. After reasearching on line, I found out that most of them are wild caught and hard to get them to take prepared foods. I am trying a method now that I found online, I will let everyone know if it works.
     
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