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Do you give your fish personal names?
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Most of the time I do not name each individual fish, but there have been a few exceptional fish I did name.
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when I had one 10 gallon tank I used to name them... now I have 7 tanks and too many fish to name hehehhe
55 gallon - 3 Discus w/ company
29 gallon - Endlers w/ Cherry Shrimps
5 10 gallons - Gardneri, Striatum Moyoko, Ijebu Ode Killifish

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I'm like Dan...I name the exceptional fish. Some just demand to be named... I have Frank(UDC), Miki(Betta) Mac(Knifefish) Jake, Jasper, and Joey(Clown Loaches)

5 gal... Robin, (Betta)
5 gal...Pete, (Betta)
5 gal...Scotty(Betta)
10 gal...Female Betta Sororiety
10 gal... Neons, Glolights and Cardinals, 1 Oto
10 gal... Ram Pair
29 gal... Mbuna Tank
29 gal... Krib Pair, Tiger Barbs, Tetras, 2 Otos
55 gal...5 Australian Rainbows, 1 Angel Fish, 1 Blue Gourami, 6 Congo Tetras, 1 Leopard Ctenopoma, 1 Clown Pleco, 1 UpsideDown Catfish,5 Otos, 1 Bronze Cory, 2 Peppered Cories,2 Panda Cories

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I only name my bettas, and even then, I use rather ordinary names like Blue, Flame, Heart, Steel. I would name the other fish but I can never tell them apart! if there is a distinguishing feature, it might help but they all look very very similar
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30 gal. - 1 platy, 1 yoyo, 3 bronze & 3 pepper cories, misc swarm of guppies, 3 neons
10 gallon assort guppies & platy
3 - 3 gallons 1 betta each
1 - 75 gallon - 2 raphael catfish, 1 melanistus cory, 5 trilineatus, 3 kuhlis, 10 diamond tetras, 5 albino danios, 7 panda cory
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My pride of my 125 is a male Haplochromis obliquiden and his name is Victor!

Yrs ago, I had one male that lived in that same tank with a 15 inch Australian arawana. Thankfully, I raised that Aussie from 4 inches and was never fed live food.
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I only name my pleco's as there's too many bows in my tank to name. I normaly only have 1 to 3 pleco's in my tank at one time. Right now I have a Hoover, a Kirby, & a Dyson.
1-120 Gal tank 1-14 Gal Tank 1-2 Gal Q Tank 1-16 gal bow front
3-Praecox Rainbows
3-Gloss Incisus
4-Splendida sp
4-P ivantsoffi-blue eye
1-G multisquamatus
2-Diamond 2-Sepae Tetra
1-Buenos Aires Tetra
1-Blue Tetra 3-Brissel Nose Pleco 2-Kamaka 2-Duboulayi 1-Chilatherian sentaniensis 2-Glossolepis 1-ramuensis 1-marci 4-Celebes 2-Parva 2-Dorityi 2-Bleheri 30-cherry shrimp & some snails
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I named my fish I only have 4 so its not hard to tell them apart. I have Slice (orange tail guppy), Sprite (yellow tail guppy), squirt (small albino cory), and spaz (larger albino cory). I would love to keep naming my fish as long as I can tell them apart. I can see how it could get difficult/pointless to name them when you have several that look alike.
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I called our betta Ginsu after what one of the ninja turtles said in the 1st movie when leonardo was slicing a pizza over his head. sounded cool and being NINJA turtles and FIGHTING fish....it seem to fit.

I also have a starfish called Chuck. not sure why but it deemed to work. All the other fish are too hard to name as there are too many.
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I have named all of the fish in my tank
People name dogs & cats so why not fish?
My first albino cory catfish is called Darnell after Darnell from Big Brother!
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