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What is the most exotic fish you have kept?

Discussion in 'Freshwater General Discussion' started by HBIC, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. HBIC

    HBIC Thread Starter Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    I have kept so many over the years I can't really say the most exotic I have kept, I have had everything from flowerhorns (which aren't my cup of tea) to wild bettas....so what about you what is the most exotic for you...or some of the most exotic?
     
  2. Aquaman_95

    Aquaman_95 Moderator

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    I'd have to say that the most exotic fish I've ever kept was probably a Brown Knife Fish, or a species of pike I had. Both, were wonderful fish.
     
  3. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Well-Known Member

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    Our oscars (3) and jack dempsey (before he died) has to be the most exotic fish that we've kept so far.
     
  4. HBIC

    HBIC Thread Starter Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    I have a friend who is an importer she gets so many cool fish from around the world, talk about exotic WOW I wish I could have just 1 of all the species she keeps
     
  5. Aquaman_95

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    It's one of those "all you can do is dream" situations.
     
  6. HBIC

    HBIC Thread Starter Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    It is but it is also a lot of work she maintains over 100 tanks from 10-200 gallons.
     
  7. Aquaman_95

    Aquaman_95 Moderator

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    That's like working at a pet store :p
     
  8. HBIC

    HBIC Thread Starter Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    Yes it is only the fish she keeps you will probably never see in a fish store, she has an AMAZING array of micro fish, inverts and some pretty big guys as well
     
  9. Aquaman_95

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    That's amazing. I work at an exotic pet store, so we do have pretty exotic fish.
     
  10. mancave1

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    I have had so many fish but I guess mine would be a Royal Clown Knife and a ABA ABA Black Knife and I had some Albino Clown Knifes , The Royal got to be over 2 foot long , I have had some big Eels too .
     
  11. Philsy

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    Ugh been there, I used to have 125 tanks running when I was breeding apistos. I'm fortunate enough to have a store near me that stocks all of the unusual and hard to find species. I got some freshwater pipe fish from them a few years ago.
     
  12. HBIC

    HBIC Thread Starter Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    Those are AMAZING I had some that I got from my friend but unfortunately they didn't make the cut when i did the downsize :(
     
  13. mancave1

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    All we have here is Petsmart and they wont order anything for me , Then we have Fintastic but you need lots of money to shop there .
     
  14. HBIC

    HBIC Thread Starter Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    You can always shop online, www.msjinkzd.com has a HUGE variety and is excellent to deal with...check her out :)
     
  15. mancave1

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    I will try and see what she has , I just got 2 big Marble Vieltail Angels , Love the Angels !!!!!
     
  16. HBIC

    HBIC Thread Starter Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    She deals in micros fish and inverts, may not be a good mix to add in with angels
     
  17. mancave1

    mancave1 Member

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    Iam into the Angels . I have about 30 Angels now .
     
  18. mancave1

    mancave1 Member

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    I found a Freshwater Black Shark he is 12 in but he is in TN and thats about 9 hours from me , We live in NC . They wont mail him to me .
     
  19. mancave1

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    I cant imagine haveing that many tanks set up , It would take forever to do water changes .
     
  20. NoctuVide

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    At one point when I had a 10 gallon saltwater tank, I owned a Green Mandarin. Absolutely, Amazingly, Beautiful fish! He was doing really well, growing nicely, ate Mysis shrimp like a champ, and then I had to go and put him in my 90 gallon nightmare..... long story short I lost him along with everything else....