Common fish abbreviations!

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Common abbreviations:

A
AC - Activated carbon
Aro - arowana

B
BB - Benificial bacteria
Betta - Betta splendens, or siamese fighting fish
BGK - Black Ghost Knife fish
BN - Bristlenose Plecostomus
BP - Blood parrot, cichlid hybrid
BPP - Brooksie's Patience PantsTM
BTS - Big tank syndrome

C
CK - Clown knife fish (large South-East asian fish)

D
DIY - Do It Yourself

E
EBJD - electric blue jack dempsey

F
F0 - Wild caught
F1 - First brood from Wild caught parents
FH - Flowerhorn (ornamental fish hybrid)
FM - Firemouth cichlid
FW - freshwater

G
GD - Giant Danio fish
Geo - Geophagus/eartheater (south american cichlids)
GF - Goldfish
gH - general hardness
Gibby - sailfin plec (Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps)
GN - gold nugget pleco (fish)
Gph - gallons per hour
GS - Gold Saum (south American cichlid, commonly called 'green terror')
GSP - green spotted puffer fish
GT - Green Terror cichlid

H
HITH - hole in the head (disease)
HLLE - Head Lateral Line Erosion
HOB - Hang-on-back filter

I
Ich/Ick - Ichthyophthirius (white spot disease)

J
Jag - jaguar (cichlid, catfish, etc.)
JD - Jack Dempsey cichlid

K
kH - Total calcium hardness

L
Lfs - Local fish store
LHCF - Long horned cow fish, saltwater fish ;)
LLE - Lateral line erosion
LMAO- Laughing my @$$ off
Lph - Liters per hour

M
Mags - motaguense
Mannies - managuense/jaguar cichlid
Metro - metronidazole (flagyl)
Moke - polypterus mokelembembe
Mota - Motaguense
MTS - malaysian trumpet snails, Multi Tank Syndrome

N
NH4 - Ammonia
NO2 - Nitrites
NO3 - Nitrates

O
O - Oscar
OB - Orange Blotch, a peacock hybrid (Lake Malawi cichlid)
OP - Original poster, person who started a topic

P
PB - Peacock bass cichlid
pH - acidity/alkalinity
Plec/Pleco - plecostomus, algae eater fish
PM - Private message
Ppm - parts per million

Q
QT - quarantine/quarantine tank

R
RD - Red devil cichlid
RO - reverse osmosis
RO/DI - Reverse osmosis/de-ionisation
ROFLMFAO -Rolling on floor laughing my FR#@king @$$ off

S
SA/CA - south american/central american (cichlids)
sal - Cichlasoma salvini
SD - Silver Dollar fish
Sev - Severums
SFF - Siamese Fighting Fish, betta splendens
Sig - Signature, at the bottom of a forum post.
SW - saltwater
Syn/syno - Synodontis (catfish, mostly from Africa)

T
TDS - Total dissolved solids
TSN - tiger shovelnose catfish
TY - Thank you

U
UG/UGF - undergravel filter
UV - ultraviolet

V

W
W/C - water change
W/D - wet/dry filter
WTB - Want To Buy
WTF? - What's that fish? (what else did think it meant?)

X

Y
YOY - year on year/year over year

Z


Any that has been forgotten, tell me, and we'll add :)
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JasonR replied the topic: Re: Common fish abbreviations!

GT - Green Terror
JD - Jack Dempsey
Jag - Jaguar Cichlid
BN - Bristlenose Pleco
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PB- peacock bass
GF- gold fish
CK- clown knife
GEO- geophagus/eartheater cichlid

Not fish but still used

BB- beneficial bacteria
HOB- hang on back filter
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BGK - Black Ghost Knife
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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: Common fish abbreviations!

Big-Ken wrote:
Not fish but still used

BB- beneficial bacteria
HOB- hang on back filter


good call, we need those as well. Might just as well be comprehensive.
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Noddy replied the topic: Re: Common fish abbreviations!

I admit i was lost with those2 or 3 letter words in the beginning.

I made a list with usefull abbreviations i found on OFL a long time ago.

I been collecting some as well, hope this helps.
May still have to combine or scratch some....

aro - arowana

BB - Benificial Bacteria
DIY - Do It Yourself
EBJD - electric blue jack dempsey

F0 - Wild caught
F1 - First brood from Wild caught parents
FW - freshwater

gH - general hardness
gibby - sailfin plec (Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps)
gph - gallons per hour
GN - gold nugget pleco
gsp - green spotted puffer
GT - green terror

HITH - hole in the head (disease)
HLLE - Head Lateral Line Erosion
HOB - hang on back (tank) filter

Ich - Ichthyophthirius (white spot disease)

jag - jaguar (cichlid, catfish, etc.)
jd - jack dempsey

kH - Total calcium hardness
Lfs - Local fish store
LLE - Lateral line erosion
LMAO- Laughing my @$$ off

mags - motaguense
mannies - managuense/jaguar cichlid
Metro - metronidazole (flagyl)
moke - polypterus mokelembembe
Mota - Motaguense
mts - malaysian trumpet snails, Multi Tank Syndrome

NH4 - Ammonia
NO2 - Nitrites
NO3 - Nitrates

pH - acidity
plec/pleco - plecostomus and members of Family: Loricariidae, suckermouth armored catfish

QT - quarantine/quarantine tank

RO - reverse osmosis
ROFLMFAO -Rolling on floor laughing my FR#@king @$$ off

SA/CA - south american/central american (cichlids)
sal - Cichlasoma salvini
Sev - Severums
SW - saltwater
Syn - Synodontis

UGF - undergravel filter
UV - ultraviolet
W/C - water change
W/D - wet/dry filter
WTB - Want To Buy
WTF? - What's that fish? (what else did think it meant?)
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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: Common fish abbreviations!

Noddy, I'm copying yours, and combining the two. Is that ok?
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Big-Ken replied the topic: Re: Common fish abbreviations!

Noddy beat me to it :blush:
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jnet replied the topic: Re: Common fish abbreviations!

you know there are loads of these :)

I'm living my life, but not necessarily in the right order :)

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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: Common fish abbreviations!

Cool list nina nice work..

Op- for original poster?

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