Favorite FW fish?

Discussion in 'Fresh Water Tanks Discussion' started by Sabi, 24 Mar 2008.

  1. Sabi

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    I know this is a marine forum but all the same lets have a bit of FW discussion...:lol:
    What is your favorite fresh water fish and why?

    Mine are angels and fancy catfish. Dunno why, but i'm a sucker for fancy catfish. Chocolate tiger pleco, zebra pleco, Queen arabesque pleco being my fav.

    Angels, i like the veiltails, zebra's, black(very aggressive!), albino. Why- because i want to breed them and just like them a lot

    Pics wanted!
     
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  3. seank

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    Just love Oscars and Malawis/ cyclids and if you ever want to see the most beautiful freshwater fish in a tank, get yourself a "Makriel". Klaserie Dam as well as the Crocodile river is in abundance with these fish.

    About 15 years ago I had a big tank stocked with all the Local Freshwater Fish: Kurper (4 different Species); Bass; Barbel (the Albino ones); Dwarf Tigers (Bloody nice shoal Fish); 03 spot "Gillomien"; "Makriel"; etc. Still think it was the nicest tank I ever had, full of plantlife and no hassles
     
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    Gold nugget pleco.
     
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    PigeonBlood discus or Turquoise Discus, Just so serene

    Angels, Have a lovely Albino lyretail

    And of course my all time fave all though it a common fish is the good old Kribensis, they are so stunning when they breed, the female has such a purple stomach and is so damn aggressive and protective
     
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    I think Sabi should have started the Thread by saying: Pics to be attached...LoL so we can see how these types of fish looks like (even if copied from Google). Kanga , could you please post pice of this as I am still very interested in local freshwater fish???:wave2:
     
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    Sean, Kribs are unfortuneately not local from Nigeria if I recall, I will find some pics for you unfortuneately I dont have a of the little buggers I bred
     
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    Do you have one? I'd love to get one.

    I'd like to get a powder blue discus. Ordered it sometime ago.

    The kribs can't be as aggrssive angels when they fight!

    Lol, post pics by all means!
     
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    Sean here are some pics of the net, I just love these fellas
     
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    ooops kanga got the pics...
     
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    Kribensis are really nice fish i have loads and most breeding, very relaxed... my all time favorite FW fish is either the rope fish or pangasius...
     
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    L046 - Zebra pleco

    That's it, nothing else :p
     
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    Neon, and loads of them
     
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    Thanks Kanga, no wonder you like them, they more beautiful than my Saltwater fish;)
     
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    Sean you should see the attitude they develop when they are breeding, "brekers" real "brekers" I am sure they drink:peroni:
     
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    I'll take 'em... ALL of 'em

    Hey Dean, I'm gonna try get about 100 of these by June.
    :razz:

    Oh, I find almost ALL Tropical/Brackish/Coldwater fish, worthy of hobby attention, fascinating enough, to FIND something ATTRACTIVE about them.

    Discus, top my list.
    Exotic Loricaridae, like these H zebra
    Angels, Dwarf cichlids
    and the rest that fall into
    South American /Central American, West African, Riverine, Rift Lake, Madagascan, Asian cichlids

    Primitive fish, Polypterids, Arowana, etc

    ..and..and..and..and..and

    DAMMIT!!

    I still collect, breed, import fish and teach fishkeeping, breeding today .


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    You teasing me now, not fair :p
     
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    Zebra pleco's!! Oh my, how i want one of those!
    Do you sell them Liaquat?
     
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    But com'n this is not far behind.
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    That's also really nice, what is it Sabi?
     
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    Thats an adult queen arabesque pleco.:yeahdude:
     
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