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Old 03-29-2004, 06:00 AM   #1
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A habit I picked up from my girlfriend. Most of my fish are named.
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Old 03-29-2004, 06:04 AM   #2
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Mixed answer: I have named fish in the past, like my Jack Dempsy, but I haven't in a while.
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Old 03-29-2004, 12:59 PM   #3
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Some of them. OK, most of them. And my snail.
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Old 03-29-2004, 01:27 PM   #4
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In the past I would name some, Like I had a large group of feeder guppies in a dwarf frog tank that I named the grays. :stupid:
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Old 03-29-2004, 06:08 PM   #5
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I have named a few of my fish with my girlfriend. My Moliwe Pair are named Poseidon and Amphitrite since they are the king and queen of my tank.. :mrgreen: I also call my candy striped goby hambone since he hams it up and gets in every picture oppurtunity just about possible.

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Old 03-29-2004, 06:16 PM   #6
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Some of them. OK, most of them. And my snail.
Hee!

I've only named two of my fish. My big grandaddy kuhli loach that I've had forever (Archie), and my angelfish (Emmet, because he has the same colouring as my cat, Emma). :roll:
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Old 03-29-2004, 06:31 PM   #7
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The larger one, after a month.

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Old 03-29-2004, 06:49 PM   #8
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Emmet, because he has the same colouring as my cat, Emma.
OOOHHH NOOOOO! Another cat named Emma!! My GF has a cat named Emma! All that thing ever does is hiss at me!!! :evil:

BTW- Name fish???? Never.

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Old 03-29-2004, 06:55 PM   #9
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Actually I do name some of my fish....

Any of my fish that have a distinct personality, behavior that makes them unique I tend to "humanize" and they get named.

My tiger Loach is named Hernandez Pointynose (drunken ramble brought that name to the table)
My 13" Sailfin Plec is Named Elvis (his "quaff" is pretty impressive)

You get the idea..
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Old 03-29-2004, 09:11 PM   #10
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I named both my bettas because something happened that lead to a name - The red one was Satan and the blue one was named by my cat "Catfood" (Though he never was in fact catfood, she just liked to bat at his tank).

My other fish are rather too shy to get names of yet...

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Old 03-30-2004, 02:26 PM   #11
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Only a couple of fish. The 12" Jag is Tough Guy being he's the only one in his tank cause he beats the crap out of any other fish. While moving tanks around, drained the malawi tank down to the sand, was just about to fill it when noticed a fry flopping around and took it out. Called him Lucky cause the Arowana, Pike, and Ghost knife were going in there.
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Old 03-30-2004, 02:44 PM   #12
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Hi folks, its my first post so be gentle :lol:

It`s funny I was chatting to my gf about this subject the other day, we name most of our fish, as an easy way of identifiying what we one are talking about. just a few of the names are

Mac - Golden nugget plec (chicken MACnuggets)
Will - Roya plec (Prince Will from the UK)
Zeb - Zebra Plec
Sam - Red taled black shark
Itsy and bitsy - dwarf puffers

I know its a bit silly, but hey...
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Old 03-31-2004, 03:57 AM   #13
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Since I started the post I might as well say what my fish are named. I actualy only have one named fish left, all my others have died in mass death incidents (see ohter posts). I have a 5 inch Dojo Loach named Houdini because the day I got him I thought that he escaped from the tank. I couldn't find him anywhere. I checked under the substrate and everything. Turns out he had buied himself directly under my amason sword, the one place I didn't check. He is my only surviving fish that I have had since day one, and he is a pain in the rear. But he is my favorite fish too.
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Old 04-10-2004, 04:28 AM   #14
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Only if they present behavior that demands a name. I have a pictus cat that acts like he's a meth head and a flying fox that my daughter named.
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Old 04-12-2004, 03:34 AM   #15
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Nope. Most of my fish are shoaling fish so it's hard to tell.

I call my cons, "The Male con" and "The female con"
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