What are your favorite genre of fish and why?

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I thought I would ask this since there are so many types of fish in the trade and an infinite about of niches that are popular.

By genre I loosely mean category or type, not necessarily scientific subsets.

You could even name a specific species...
 

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I can't name only one, sorry... Catfish, Cichlids and Mollies.

I like Catfish because they're neurotic. I like Cichlids because they're like humans with their wide variety of personalities. I like Mollies because they love the attention. :)
 

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My favourite would have to be Betta I have loved many over the last few years and currently own a complete loon of a fish lol

Close second are my gourami I know pretty much same family but they are blue and Mordin (betta) is white ish lol

On the schooling livebearer front I would have to say endlers they are crazy baby making food machines and I love watching their antics

I also love plecostamus and corydoras but I unfortunately have run out of space

And then there are my next on the list have to get one day so all will be well in the world which is blood parrots I have never kept them but will one day

Sorry kinda didn't pick one but I didn't pick so very many
 

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corydoras hands down love em
 

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new world cichlids
 

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Labrynth fish- Bettas and gouramis because they were my first fish and have such colorful personalities!

Oscars- I rescued one from a 3 gallon tank, from where it had resided for at least 5 years. They are very intelligent fish that amused me for hours at a time with their antics.
 

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I love cories but recently I've been watching my ghost shrimp alot. They seem so busy with their little claws warding away fish and then taking off and swimming up to the top to snatch food while the fish are eating. They strike me as smart little guys going about their business and then a fish swims by ten times their size and they breifly pause to threaten the whale with their claws and then back to foraging.
 

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Yeah. I don't think I can name just one.

Corydoras & Danios (of any variety) because they are fun to watch. I swear they have ADD.
Bettas because they have such great personalities. They are the doggies of the fish world.
Angels because they are so graceful and beautiful.
 

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I really don't have a favorite genre of fish but I truly love my Featherfin Squeaker. It is so fun to watch, he swims upside down and chases the other fish out from under his rock. Seen it feed at the top a few times when I stuck in some freeze dried shrimp. There have been a few times when I've taken it out for water changes and he has just "squeaked" away. Its really cool to hear him talk, kind of sounds like a little mouse.
 

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Danios - awesome to watch, cute, funny
 

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Plecos! That's an easy answer, I've always loved them. There's so much variety to them, and they're all a little different.
 

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Blood parrots jack dempsey oscars are the best of the best : )
 
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I'll add in on my own topic.

I think blue rams. They are personable, intelligent, and colorful
 

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loaches so lively and fun to watch
 

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catfish a lot of varieties, cool habitats to mimic
 

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My favorite has to be corys. I haven't had a lot of expierence with fish but they just have so much personality! I have two right now who love to tease the cat.
 

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Dwarf Cichlids, both african (shell dwellers) and Central american (Rams!!!) and anabantids (Gouramis). Gourami are so adorable with their little feelers!!!
 

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Angelfish and Plecos!

Angelfish because they are both beautiful and intelligent. Plecos because they're just so darn cute!
 

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Oscars, cory cats, and my new rubber lip.
 

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Silver dollars!! They're so sweet and timid and also catfish and loaches
 
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