what kind of fish would you like to put in an aquarium if ur going to have one?

ryukin goldfish - cutie ryukin!
@secretbear (19464)
Philippines
July 4, 2007 4:25am CST
i'd like a ryukin goldfish. i like its colors and its long fins. it looks so graceful while swimming and its really relaxing when you're watching it swim. ^__^ do you like any aquarium fish?
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• United States
4 Jul 07
Tetras. They are fresh water fish from South America. About double the size of your average goldfish. They have long flowing fins. They have a dark appearance but shimmer all sorts of colors. The only problem is you have to be careful which sexes you have of what type of Tetra. They will kill each other if you don't know what to get. ‹(°¿°)›
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• United States
4 Jul 07
Phantom Tetra - Watch them swim in the light
and they change all the colors
of the spectrum.
Here's the family of Tetra I like. It's called a Phantom Tetra. ‹(°¿°)›
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
5 Jul 07
yah, I'm familiar with tetras. I don't like big fishes. I prefer medium sized fishes like the one I posted above. ^__^ I like some koi though, those with orange to red prints on their body. and kois are fun to feed, and when you dip your fingers to the water, they would go to you and nibble on your fingers, it tickles. ^__^;;
• United States
5 Jul 07
That's funny, they nibble on your fingers. Tetras are small fish. Like i said a little bigger than a goldfish. Maybe about the size of your thumb. Do you mean that the fish you are talking about are even smaller than that. Wow. ‹(°¿°)›
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• United States
4 Jul 07
i only have a Betta right now, but i would really love to have a tank of discus! they are quite beautiful and take some careful care to keep healthy and vibrant. here is a link to a site with some lovely pics of discus. http://www.wattleydiscus.com/pictures.php
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
5 Jul 07
betta is fighting fish right? their fins are gorgeous also! its very long and its nice to look at. but you can only put one in one aquarium since it bullies other fish and fights with them. ^__^;; I'd like an aquarium with lots of different fishes, colorful fishes. that ould be really grand. ^__^
• United States
7 Jul 07
I also like Betta's, I knew a woman who had a pet store and she sold them. They come in all kinds of colors and have beautiful fins like the goldfish. So if I were to have an aquarium would have a few beta's. I really don't know about them being a fighting fish though.
• United States
9 Jul 07
yes they are fighting fish. you cannot have 2 males in the same tank without them killing each other. very territorial among their own species. and even though they are "fighting fish" they should not be in a tank with aggressive fish..their fins become easy targets and are rather delicate. so they will end up appearing shredded looking..which just isnt pretty lol.
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@gasmas100 (588)
• India
4 Jul 07
it may sound rather crazy and absurd but i would love to have a piranha in my aquarium. have u ever fancied having a piranah in ur aquarium...its a really exotic and deadly fish. Cheers
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
5 Jul 07
o-oh! its illegal to have piranha! and its scary! it bites people! ^.^;;
• India
5 Jul 07
well actually, I too had heard that it is illegal to have a piranha, though I have seen some at an aquarium holding a special license for it. And ya, it does bite and is scary-but i guess that makes it special, as something so small may be more dangerous than a shark or a whale. Cheers
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
5 Jul 07
I didn't know there are special licenses for piranha. here in our country they arrest people who has piranha inside their homes. you could still lose a finger by a piranha even if its small. ^.^;;
@wilynn (753)
• Singapore
9 Jul 07
I like puffer fish. They are really cute. You can add some tetras in it too. I am not sure about puffer fish but I heard that they are quite fierce. You have to be careful when you mix fishes in a tank in case they fight or bully one another. Check it out with the staff maybe they can help you.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
10 Jul 07
i think puffer fish is not safe to be placed in an aquarium. they are quite poisonous! but there are natives here who eat puffer fish and they said they just have to be careful in cleaning, gutting and preparing the fish to remove the toxins. even so, i wouldnt dare eat something like that! ^.^
• China
9 Jul 07
I like to watch these beautiful aquarium fish.but I do not want to have them in my house. cos feeding these fish means a lot of work. we have to clean the tank, to contrl the temperature of the water, to change the water from time to time. so I quit the idea of feeding these fish.
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
10 Jul 07
if you're putting up a sort of high-tech aquarium like with filters and all that, it would lessen the work. like you only have to change the water at least twice a month. and then feeding is as easy as putting fish feeds once a day. ^__^
@redlime (94)
• Philippines
6 Jul 07
Aruana.. They say it's a lucky charm. But pretty expensive to have it.
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• Pakistan
6 Jul 07
i 2 like goldfish........................
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
10 Jul 07
goldfish are really popular... ^__^
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
5 Jul 07
I like all types of fish though I do not know the names of all of them. I would put a variety of fish in an aquarium but only the ones that would get along well with each other. From what my neighbor told me, not all fish get along with other fish so I would have to research or ask which ones would get along well in a fish tank. No Piranhas though for me. :-)
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
6 Jul 07
yep. not all fish get along together well. for instance, a flower horn fights any fish that it comes in contact with inside its aquarium. that's why a flower horn is always alone. just recently (we have a flower horn here at the office) it tried to bite me when i put my fingers on the water! ^.^ even inside an aquarium it tries to bite anyone who get nears it, i dont know if it hurts itself if it bumps on the glass. fighting fish is also a solitary fish meaning it cant be join with other fish. no piranhas too for me! ~.~
@aj2006 (1536)
• Philippines
5 Jul 07
I love goldfish and koi..
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
5 Jul 07
what kind of goldfish? do you have a aquarium right now?
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
4 Jul 07
I would like to have an aquarium, but I am much too lazy to do its upkeep. But if I did I like the Angel Fish, they look so elegant and pretty.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
5 Jul 07
angel fish is really pretty. but I think its too sensitive. its difficult to take care of them. ^__^
• India
4 Jul 07
i dont have aquarium at home but like different fishes like goldfish backfish whitefish n orangefish
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
5 Jul 07
I'm not sure if I know orange fish, white fish and back fish. but they must be pretty also like goldfish. ^__^