Good fish names separate the identities of the fish in your aquarium. The names should reflect their individual personalities and distinct looks. An average goldfish can live for over 45 years. So, whatever you pick, your fish could be stuck with the name you choose for a long time.
So, when it comes to that question, “What to name a fish?” We’ve got you covered. When you’ve got bigger fish to fry than coming up with a name, we can help.
Good Fish Names
So, choose wisely Fish Wrangler. Find a good, appropriate name for all of your fish and revel in their little fishy smiles. We have compiled a series of lists to help you pick out names, Here, are some good ones:
Chip the Fish
Cute Fish Names
Little One Chips
Pee Wee Cheetos
Famous Fish Names from Movies and TV
Fish have been featured in classic books, popular tv shows, and blockbuster movies. Here are a few of the famous ones that are all well known.
Flipper – Set in Coral Key Park, Florida, this 1964 TV Series featured the antics of a male dolphin named Flipper.
Wanda – The title character from the 1988 movie A Fish Called Wanda, the poor fish had to endure a number of humiliations.
Jabber Jaws – A 1976 Hannah-Barbera cartoon featured a talking shark and his goofy adventures in the future.
Moby Dick – Immortalized in the 1851 novel by Herman Melville, Moby Dick was a huge white whale and nemesis of Captain Ahab.
Dory – Voiced by Ellen DeGeneres, Dory is an absent-minded fish that joins in the hunt for Nemo. Finding Nemo was released in 2003.
Incredible Mr. Limpet – Mr. Limpet was a nervous young man played by Don Knotts who became a fish. As a fish, Mr. Limpet helped the navy during World War II in this 1964 movie.
Street Sharks – A series of streetwise sharks from the 1994 Cartoon TV Series. The series spawned a line of toys similar to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Flounder – The Little Mermaid’s special Friend and Confidant from the 1989 movie.
Mrs. Puff – This cartoon character is Sponge Bob Square Pants boat driving instructor from the 1999 TV Series. She is leery of Sponge Bob’s driving abilities.
Jaws – The huge great white shark from the 1975 movie of the same name. A mechanical reproduction can be seen on the Universal Studios tour.
Funny Fish Names
Fish make us smile, so they might as well have names that can make us laugh. Here is a list of Funny Fish Names:
Splash and Dash
Tuna in Water
Fishy McFish Face
Lava – The Fish
Goldy McGold Face
Golden Girl (Boy)
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How Big Can a Goldfish Grow?
Let’s say your favorite pet goldfish is kidnapped and dropped in a nearby pond. What could happen? Given the right conditions, a domesticated goldfish can grow up to 12 to 14 inches long and weigh two pounds or more. The largest goldfish ever discovered was in Kentucky and weighed 20 pounds.
You should never deliberately release goldfish in the wild. Since they don’t resemble any native species, they are easy for predators to spot. Also, they are an invasive species and if they start reproducing, they can completely take over a lake, pond, or stream.
Goldfish Baked Snack Crackers – the Goldfish You Can Eat
Introduced in 1958, Goldfish are a cheese-flavored baked cracker for snacking. Manufactured by the Pepperidge Farm Company (A Division of Campbell Soup). Today, these tasty snacks come in a variety of flavors including Pretzels and Pizza. Some of the snacks are decorated with a little dot of an eye and a slight smile. The slogan for the crackers is…” The Snack that Smiles Back.”
480 Million Goldfish
In the United States, keeping goldfish dates back to the 1600’s. Easy to care for and relatively inexpensive, goldfish have grown wildly in popularity. According to the Census of Aquaculture, over 480 million goldfish are sold each year in the United Sates.
Cool Fish Names
You think your fish are cool. So why not give them cool names. Here is a collection of cool names to get you off to a quick start:
Dark and Dangerous
LL Cool Fish
Mac the Swordfish
Long John Silver
Female Fish Names
Sugar and Spice and everything nice. That is what they say about little girls. Hey, wait Sugar and Spice would make good names for female fish. Here are some more female names:
Prim and Proper
Male Fish Names
They say little boys are made of Snips, and Snails, and Puppy Dog Tails. Cute, but you need a manly name for your fish. Here is a list of male fish names:
What is Fish Food Made from?
If you have ever owned a fish, you have probably shaken fish food flakes from a canister. But what is in the flakes? What is fish food made of? Most of the flaked fish food is made from a dried combination of fish meal, squid meal, shrimp meal, earthworms, vitamins, and minerals. It is a well-balanced diet, but fish need more.
To make your fish’s diet even more rounded, you need to supplement the dried fish food flakes. Froze, fresh, and live food produce variety and nutrition for your fish friends. Some fish will eat vegetables like peas, zucchini, and little pieces of carrots. For the more adventurous out there, you can ask your local aquarium expert what kind of live food you could feed your fish.
By Tim Moodie
Tim Moodie did not have fish growing up, but he did have an aquarium. In the aquarium were three small turtles, Larry, Moe, and Curly Joe. One night he thought the turtles might get cold. He lifted them out and placed them in a tulip-shaped lamp and threw a blanket over it. Shortly thereafter, his mother came running into the room to check out the “smell.” It was not a proud moment for Tim. Tim has worked for over three decades, coming up with names for brands, companies, and products.
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