Who else names non-“pet” fish?

Masspanic

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Who else names their non-“pet” fish? (I
specifically try to tell schooling fish apart). What are their names and types?
 

AcornTheBetta

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Masspanic said:
Who else names their non-“pet” fish? (I
specifically try to tell schooling fish apart). What are their names and types?
I just give the group a name. EX: If there is 8 fish, you could call them the planets.
 

Mandy627

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Yes I have 3 nerite snails that I deemed "the beastie boys" and I name the Giant bettas I have after scientific names for big, such as "kilo" and "Macro". I also have a betta that I named killer clown, because he is frightening when he dashes at you. (I'm afraid of clowns and my bf knew this and got him lol) he is a funny fish , alot of personality
 

Flyfisha

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Yeah since I have had my wife doing all of the brine shrimp routine morning and night she has named this guy “ flash “ because he turns up in a flash for the live food. We have had him in our lives since he was a grain of sand with a tail. Now she’s feeding him morning and night she’s picked the name.

Juvenile Male cac.
 

V1K

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I named everyone that I manage to tell apart. I tell rosy barbs by the shape of their fins (they're fin nippers, and have different pieces missing). The boys are Flash (apparently popular fish name xD), Quicksilver and Bolt. The girls are Tasha, Kira and T'Ana. It took me a few days to learn the differences between my hillstream loaches, their names are Dax, Tal, Sec, Hei and Bai. I also have purple snail Leela, blue snail Shran, and to yellow ones, Wolf and Donna. Filter shrimp is named Sigma. The ramshorn snails are colectively named Pixie dynasty. Cherry and Amano shrimps have no names.
 

JettsPapa

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I have a serpae tetra that's missing an eye. It's name is Jack (as in "One-eyed Jack" in a deck of playing cards).
 
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Masspanic

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Flyfisha said:
Yeah since I have had my wife doing all of the brine shrimp routine morning and night she has named this guy “ flash “ because he turns up in a flash for the live food. We have had him in our lives since he was a grain of sand with a tail. Now she’s feeding him morning and night she’s picked the name.

Juvenile Male cac.
That reminds me of a danio I had named Blitzkrieg because he would just suddenly zip around from seemingly nowhere when it was feeding time lol
 

QCAquaholic

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I tried naming my albino corys, but it's just too hard to keep track of who is who.
 
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Masspanic

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I wouldn’t have thought of naming as group—good idea for schools!
 

NoahLikesFish

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Betta'sAnonymous

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AcornTheBetta said:
I just give the group a name. EX: If there is 8 fish, you could call them the planets.
I still protest the decision on Pluto, so i still have to have 9 to be called the Planets.
 
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Masspanic

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If there’s a Pygmy version of those fish and they could be the dwarf planets too.
Betta'sAnonymous said:
I still protest the decision on Pluto, so i still have to have 9 to be called the Planets.
 

Skrabbitskrabbit

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I have 12 WCMMs and I can tell 3 apart from the rest and they all have names lol. When I only had 5 I could tell them all apart. Now the group is called the Mariachis and the three are Tres, Cuatro, and Cinco.
 
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Masspanic

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Fair enough haha
QCAquaholic said:
I tried naming my albino corys, but it's just too hard to keep track of who is who.
 

Bettybrown922

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Masspanic said:
Who else names their non-“pet” fish? (I
specifically try to tell schooling fish apart). What are their names and types?
I name creatures that are easy to tell apart. I've had a Betta named Saul Goodman, common goldfish named Scott & Joe, a Tetra of some sort (it was a rescue from horrible conditions & I'd not owned fish in years, so I didn't know what it was) named Tito Salamanca, I had a Mystery snail named Gustavo Fring. When I have creatures that look the same, I call them all one thing. My current shrimp are all named Rick Sanchez. I call their tank The Citadel of Ricks. All of my gold Mystery snails are named Morty. I have a Zebra Nerite named Zebra Morty and a Red Racer Nerite named Houdini. Granted, I'm prone to naming a lady bug in my kitchen.
 
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Masspanic

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Bettybrown922 said:
Granted, I'm prone to naming a lady bug in my kitchen.
Same! I love that you named all the mystery snails the same thing haha
 

V1K

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Bettybrown922 said:
When I have creatures that look the same, I call them all one thing. My current shrimp are all named Rick Sanchez. I call their tank The Citadel of Ricks. All of my gold Mystery snails are named Morty.
This is the best example of giving a group of animals the same name I've ever seen.
 

Bettybrown922

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V1K said:
This is the best example of giving a group of animals the same name I've ever seen.
And I forgot to add that I have 2 amano shrimp named Rick C-137 because they were my original shrimp, all other shrimp died off for different reasons and had to be replaced. Clearly, I'm a bit of a Rick and Morty fan
 

V1K

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Bettybrown922 said:
Clearly, I'm a bit of a Rick and Morty fan
And as you might have noticed in my post above, half of my animals have Star Trek names, so I'm certainly not the one to judge
 

Kribensis27

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My school of tiger barbs... Barbara, Barb, Barbie, Steve, Phil, Ear, Cheerio, Karen, Susan, Kathy, Debbie, and Shannon. Some of the females like to hang out together and I call them the Soccer Mom Squad.
 

Fishfriendof315

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Every single one of mine have a name based on their looks, behaviour, or what I was doing at the time of naming. Like blue my blue crayfish
 

Betta'sAnonymous

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I barely rmember the names of my bettas. I would be up a creek without a paddle if i started naming other fish.

Though whenever we have livebearer get pregnant in our house, we ALWAYS call her Big Bertha.
 

neofyt05

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I name my cories. I initially bought 3 albino ones. Three different sizes. I named them Maximus Medius and Minimus haha
 

AggressiveAquatics

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It’s not really naming them because I don’t remember it but if I catch a fish at a pond I call it Timmy or Jeff.
 

Kribensis27

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Betta'sAnonymous said:
I barely rmember the names of my bettas. I would be up a creek without a paddle if i started naming other fish.

Though whenever we have livebearer get pregnant in our house, we ALWAYS call her Big Bertha.
We call our pregnant livebearers Big Bertha too!
 

Betta'sAnonymous

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Kribensis27 said:
We call our pregnant livebearers Big Bertha too!
If there is more than one it's always Big Bertha and Big Bertha Jr. Lol
 

Fishfriendof315

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