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    My favorite Freshwater fish is a toss up between three of my all time favs.

    A) Silver Arrowana, I know in asia they are regarded as 'less of a fish' than the asians, but I think their eel like bodies are just incredibly graceful and gorgeous... I have had two, both I kept until they were almost to big for my tank and then I returned them to the store. Always wanted to get a bigger tank and have a go at getting one full size.

    B) Bichar Dragon, what a cool fish. Love the fleshy fins and the intricate design of their coloring. I have only owned one, he was 14 inches long when I sold him, and loved to eat ghost shrimp that I primed with good grub for a few days... my tank was heavily planted, and he loved to sligther through the 2 inch tall micro-sword bed I had covering the bottmo of the tank... he'd slip his head out of the grass, catch a glimpse of a shrimp, and stalk him to death! It was awesome.

    C) One of the cutest but most rarely seen fish in my collection, was a black ghost knife. I have only seen three in all of Texas over about twenty years of looking, and now regret having sold him when I had to break down the tank... hope I can get another some day. Looks very much like a knife fish but does not get nearly as long, they are jet black and totally nocturnal. Hide all the time except the pitch of night, but a very cool fish none the less. One time, he hid for so long in my planted tank I thought he was dead, turns out he was coming out just long enough to snag a shrimpie and dissapear again at night... what a cutie.
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    Here is a cool link to a Black Knife Fish website.. there are 4 small avi's running on the page, so it may take a few to load...

    http://www.aquariumfish.net/catalog....ack.htm

    Here is a similar link to the Bicher, mine was Polypterus Weeksi by the way. (not shown here, but they are all close) Mine was far more bottom dwelling than these, and he used his fins as feet to crawl along.

    http://www.aquariumfish.net/catalog_...polypterus.htm

    And the Silver Arrowana

    http://www.aquariumfish.net/catalog_...polypterus.htm

    Silver is the top video, mine has more color to him, probably from the krill that he loved so much.
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    Fav freshwater fish: (not in order)


      *Angelfish
      *Betta(Siamese Fighting Fish)
      *Cory(corydoras catfish)
      *Neon tetra
      *Glowlight tetra
      *Cardinal tetra
      *Black moor goldfish
      *Shubunkin(calico goldfish)
      *Regular fantail goldfish
      *DoJo loach
      *Platy
      *Danio
      *Otto(otocinclus algae eater)
      *Plecostomus[/list]

      Seems long, but that's almost all that I've ever had [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

      Just for something extra:

      Largest freshwater fish: (used to be)


        *Regular fantail goldfish(second to him was the shubunkin)[/list]

        Largest freshwater fish: (current)


          *Black and white marble angelfish(second to him is the black veil angel) [/list]

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    I like angels, I have a ryuken and a moore right now, but I am going to put them in a friends pond I am thinking...

    Oh, I have two applesnails that are about the size of a raquetball right now, they are pretty darn cool.
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    apple rings.. what more can i say? FlytrapGurl's Avatar
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    Well, if you want something to keep your mind thinking all day, I have two golden apple snails. One in my 10 gallon goldie tank, where I have a little fantail and black moor, and one in my 29 gallon, where I have/had everything I listed except goldfish and betta and plecostomus and cardinal tetra. The snail in the 29 gallon is the size of a big seedless grape, while the one in the 10 gallon is the size of a Granny Smith apple!!! That makes absolutely no sense...
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    ok, do we have to pick fish that weve kept as pets??

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    hey rampup , i never knew that you took care of arowanas , arowanas are my most favorite fish . i have one at a moment a silver one . when i got him he was 6 inches now he is 1 foot long . they geet 3 feet so thats why i recomend a 300 gallon tank whcih i'm saving for . they are also prehistoric ancestors of the arowanas of the past . i feed mines crickets and food sticks to keep the aggression level down . not a good beggners fish and there known to jump out of fish tanks and breaking the lids by jumping ( they are very good jumpers ) . hey rampup , tell me about yuor arowanas .

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    Hi All,

    My favorites are:

    1.) Blue Gularis -- Fundulopanchax sjoestedti

    2.) Sabrefin Killifish -- Terranos dolichopterus

    3.) Nothobranchius symoensi (no regular name)

    4.) Golden Pheasant -- Callopanchax occidentalis

    5.) Hi Fin Swordtails

    6.) Nanochromis nudiceps (dwarf cichlids)

    7.) Malpulutta kretseri (no regular name)

    8.) Phalloceros caudimaculatus reticulatus -- The "Caudi"

    9.) Gold and Green Severums

    10.) Gnatholebias zonatus -- (no regular name)

    Bobby

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