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Offline Sue

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Acronyms
« on: August 01, 2015, 11:56:43 AM »
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It has been suggested that a stickied list of acronyms used in fish keeping would be a good idea, so I'll start a list of suggestions. Once we have a comprehensive list here, I'll type it up as a single post then sticky it.

To start with:

pH - a measure of the acidity of water
GH - general hardness, actually a measure of the amount of calcium and magnesium in the water
KH - carbonate hardness, a measure of the buffering capacity of water
NH3 - ammonia
NH4 - ammonium
NO2 - nitrite
NO3 - nitrate

RO - reverse osmosis, a method of preparing pure water
LFS - local fish shop
LPS - local pet shop
QT - quarantine tank
HOB - hang on the back, a type of filter

MTS - Malaysian trumpet snail; multi tank syndrome
RCS - red cherry shrimp
CRS - crystal red shrimp
IAL - Indian almond leaves



Any more, anyone?

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Re: Acronyms
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2015, 01:57:14 PM »
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Well Done Sue,

There are two there that I didn't know. And now I know what an acronym is ....... it's amazing what you learn on Think Fish. 10/10.

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Re: Acronyms
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2015, 02:21:43 PM »
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Just had a little trawl through some old posts, and found:

MA             Maidenhead Aquatics             
P@H           Pets at Home
Ich             White Spot
CPD            Celestial Pearl Danio (or Galaxy Rasbora)   

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Re: Acronyms
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2015, 04:13:25 PM »
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Those will be in the stickied post  :)

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Re: Acronyms
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2015, 04:46:49 PM »
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Think that's all good - nothing else springing to mind at the moment.

(If there isn't already one, perhaps a similar "sticky" on common fish-related terminology might be an idea eg until very recently, every time I read about "berried shrimp", I just assumed that it was the colour of the shrimp but then began to realise otherwise. This can wait for another time, though, as it would probably be a much bigger task.)

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Re: Acronyms
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2015, 05:15:35 PM »
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Think that's all good - nothing else springing to mind at the moment.

(If there isn't already one, perhaps a similar "sticky" on common fish-related terminology might be an idea eg until very recently, every time I read about "berried shrimp", I just assumed that it was the colour of the shrimp but then began to realise otherwise. This can wait for another time, though, as it would probably be a much bigger task.)

That's a good idea.

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Re: Acronyms
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2015, 05:25:19 PM »
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You have but to ask  ;D

There is now another thread in this section.......

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Re: Acronyms
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2015, 09:22:19 PM »
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A few more:

TDS       Total Dissolved Solids
ppm       Parts per Million
mg/L      Milligrams per Litre
w/c        Water Change
DGIV      Dwarf Gourami Iridovirus
HITH      Hole in the Head Disease
BN         Bristlenosed Catfish or Ancistrus
WCMM    White Cloud Mountain Minnow
RTBS      Red Tailed Black Shark

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Re: Acronyms
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2015, 06:52:28 PM »
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There is now a sticky in the New Fishkeepers section  :)

More suggestions here please, and I'll edit the sticky with the new ones.

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Re: Acronyms
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2015, 08:40:10 PM »
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Brilliant. Well Done!

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Re: Acronyms
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2016, 07:36:32 AM »
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PWC - partial water change

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Re: Acronyms
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2016, 09:00:28 AM »
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Thanks Colin. That is now added to the list in the sticky in New Fishkeepers.

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Re: Acronyms
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2016, 01:52:24 PM »
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@Sue
SF-Sponge Filters, commonly used in fry tanks and shops.

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Re: Acronyms
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2016, 02:03:14 PM »
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Now added to the sticky  :)

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Re: Acronyms
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2016, 02:12:10 PM »
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@Sue
been busy...

BW-Bogwood
BWP-Bogwood with plants
DP-Dwarf Puffers
CDR-Corydoras catfish
LOR-Loricariidae, plecos and other suckermouths (whiptails and otos)
CT-Cardinal Tetras
CL-Clown Loaches
BW-Bloodworm, live or frozen food that CDR love
BS-Brine shrimp, live or frozen food
DAP-Daphnia, live or frozen food

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Re: Acronyms
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2016, 02:50:55 PM »
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I've added some of those to the sticky but not all as I've never come across a few of those  :)

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Re: Acronyms
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2016, 03:57:32 PM »
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RTC-Red Tailed Catfish
TSN-Tiger Shovelnose
RTC/TSN-Red tail catfish and Tiger Shovelnose Hybrid
SA-Silver Arowana
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Re: Acronyms
« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2016, 04:55:52 PM »
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Apache, are you inventing your own shorthand (like text language) or are all these acronyms commonly used? ;)

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Re: Acronyms
« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2016, 05:01:44 PM »
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I won't include red tailed catfish. These fish have no place in the hobby as they are enormous. One shop I used till it closed had one in a tank - it had been dumped on them by someone who discovered how big they get after it had outgrown their tank. The poor fish was in the biggest tank in the shop and it filled the tank. It couldn't turn round. The shop was desperately trying to find a new home for it with no luck. I hate to think what happened to it when the shop closed.
I will do nothing that gives anyone the idea that these fish are suitable for home aquariums.

I will also not encourage people to buy hybrid fish.

And arowanas are just too big for the vast majority of fish keepers. Those with big enough tanks know what they are without me putting them in a list of acronyms, and they won't be on a site like this to talk about them.

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