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post #16 of 49 (permalink) Old 06-21-2013, 03:29 AM
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Heterandria Formosa...It's odd that these lil guys would be so personable, since most small fish just have the regular "I'm a fish" attitude, but these are always displaying, showing off, trying to bite my hand...
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post #17 of 49 (permalink) Old 06-21-2013, 03:46 AM
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Breeding convict cichlids... The way the parents guard, herd and feed the fry is amazing.
Pretty much all cichlids
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post #18 of 49 (permalink) Old 06-21-2013, 03:47 AM
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I smiled the most at my lil sparkling gouramis. They were always so curious, swam out to say hi, and followed me around the room in their tank.
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post #19 of 49 (permalink) Old 06-21-2013, 04:21 AM
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To add to the list: Weather and Golden Dojo loaches.

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Agreed on Corys & Bettas, I enjoy mine very much.
My betta will come swim into my hand for water changes and such. I've always found that he trusts me so much to be very endearing.

I am also finding my scarlet badis have amazing personalities and each their own. My white male is my favorite of the bunch, ... we have a "connection" hehe.

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post #21 of 49 (permalink) Old 06-21-2013, 10:34 AM
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My dwarf gourami, while somewhat shy, have tons of personality. I hand feed them to make sure they get enough to eat and if I stick my hand in without food, it's ATTACK mode. They'll look through the glass flaring and begging till I feed them.
Shortly I'll know about dwarf puffers, I've got a 20 long dry starting as we speak. Filter is already cycled in my other tank

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post #22 of 49 (permalink) Old 06-21-2013, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Oh man, dwarf puffers are so cute! I almost got some for my 20L but decided against it when I heard how messy they were. Maybe one day when I have room for another tank and am willing to do water changes more often haha

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post #23 of 49 (permalink) Old 06-21-2013, 04:00 PM
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Yeah they are messy from what I hear. I'm planning on keeping a few loaches in there also to help with cleaning up any uneaten food. If those don't work out, maybe some cory cats. Also have a eheim 2215 for filtration, and a few HOB as back ups.

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post #24 of 49 (permalink) Old 06-21-2013, 06:34 PM
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I have a pair of chocolate gouramis and they are quite the classy fish haha
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post #25 of 49 (permalink) Old 06-21-2013, 07:00 PM
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I'd say loaches my clowns are probably the most fun to watch

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post #26 of 49 (permalink) Old 06-22-2013, 02:14 AM
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It's a toss up between my bolivian ram and my trio of panda garras, the ram is more personable and will interact with you but the garras are just so goofy and lively.
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post #27 of 49 (permalink) Old 06-22-2013, 02:57 AM
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My school of cory are probably number 1.They wiggle and race and zoom all over the tank, and come say hey when I am ready to feed them.

My bettas, both the girls and the boys.

My 2 African Dwarf frogs, they are new to the tanks but they are full of crazy antics and personality. I'm in love with them already.
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post #28 of 49 (permalink) Old 06-22-2013, 03:25 AM
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I'm surprised not more people voted for loaches. I hear clown loaches are fun, social, and extremely personal... but I only have experience with the angelicus loaches; which are about the same. I hear they occasionally do a "war dance" that would scare the $#!+ out of me if I saw it in my tank. Very social fish though which is cool, and watching them try to fish a snail out of its shell is quite entertaining.

Rams (my favorite are the gold variety) are super personal as well. And when they pair off it is an amazing sight to see. I think they (a pair) are a masterpiece of a centerpiece for tanks with smaller type schooling fish.
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post #29 of 49 (permalink) Old 06-22-2013, 04:27 AM
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I have had a few.
GBR's are full of personality.
Scarlet Badis, bulldogs in a tiny body lol
sparkling gourami
Peacock Gudgeons have a great personality, my female is interested in anything going on outside the tank, and my male is a grouch.
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post #30 of 49 (permalink) Old 06-22-2013, 05:28 AM
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The piranhas I had never ate fish unless the fish was spazzing out so I would feed them cories twice a week because my neighbor bred them. They definitely had a lot of personality. Especially when they were swimming away from 4 hungry piranhas lol.

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