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Old 10-17-2013, 03:42 AM   #1
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Aquarium acronyms

I've been doing fish tanks for about 6 months now, and I'm still not familiar with the acronyms. Example: FOWLR (Is this fish only with live rock?). What others do people commonly use? Thanks
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:57 AM   #2
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I have heard of a thread on the AA lingo, but not sure what the link is. I know DW is drift wood and WC is water change CUC is clean up crew. Lol can't think of them now, but hopefully someone posts the link.
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:26 AM   #3
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There's an app for that called aquarium abbreviations, pretty straight forward and goes alphabetically
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Here It is:

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...p?faq=acronyms
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Thanks herpmommy! I think I seen you post this somewhere else. And I totally forgot what thread. But thanks for posting it here.
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:47 PM   #7
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In addition:

LPS: also means local pet store
FTS: full tank shot; in regards to taking photos
RCS: red cherry shrimp
CRS: crystal red shrimp
CPD: celestial pearl danios
MTS: Malaysian trumpet snails OR multiple tank syndrome (depends on context)
PFS: Pool filter sand

And there's a whole lot of plant acronyms that I'm still unsure about, generally acronyms of their scientific names i think.
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:36 PM   #8
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In reference to bettas:
VT- veiltail
HM- halfmoon
DT- doubletail
DeT- delta tail
PK- plakat
CT- crowntail
Also, many of these can be combined when multiple traits are present(I.e. DTHMPK, doubletailed halfmoon plakat) an F after an abbreviation indicates a female (such as CTF for a female crowntail)

Some other fish abbreviations:

EL- Endler's Livebearer
DG- dwarf gourami
HG- honey gourami
ZD- zebra danio
MMP- mickey mouse platy
BBM- balloon belly molly
HFM or SFM- hi-fin molly/sailfin molly

Tank and equipment abbreviations:

HM- halfmoon tank
BF- bow-front tank
CT- cylinder tank
An L or T after a tank size indicates that the dimensions are either longer or taller than the standard for a tank that size.
HOB- hang-on-back filter
UGF- undegravel filter
CF- canister filter
NPT- natural planted tank, meaning all live plants in a soil substrate, natural decorations etc, basically as close to a live ecosystem as possible.
LPT- live planted tank, a tank with real plants but also artifical elements such as dyed substrate and resin decoration.

Non-fish:

RCS- red cherry shrimp
GS- ghost shrimp
BS- bamboo shrimp
AS/MS- apple/mystery snail
RHS- ramshorn snail
PS- pond snail
MTS- malaysian trumpet snail
ADF- african dwarf frog
ACF- african clawed frog
RES- red eared slider
MMB- marimo moss ball

Those are all the ones I can think of right this second.....
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In reference to bettas: VT- veiltail HM- halfmoon DT- doubletail DeT- delta tail PK- plakat CT- crowntail Also, many of these can be combined when multiple traits are present(I.e. DTHMPK, doubletailed halfmoon plakat) an F after an abbreviation indicates a female (such as CTF for a female crowntail) Some other fish abbreviations: EL- Endler's Livebearer DG- dwarf gourami HG- honey gourami ZD- zebra danio MMP- mickey mouse platy BBM- balloon belly molly HFM or SFM- hi-fin molly/sailfin molly Tank and equipment abbreviations: HM- halfmoon tank BF- bow-front tank CT- cylinder tank An L or T after a tank size indicates that the dimensions are either longer or taller than the standard for a tank that size. HOB- hang-on-back filter UGF- undegravel filter CF- canister filter NPT- natural planted tank, meaning all live plants in a soil substrate, natural decorations etc, basically as close to a live ecosystem as possible. LPT- live planted tank, a tank with real plants but also artifical elements such as dyed substrate and resin decoration. Non-fish: RCS- red cherry shrimp GS- ghost shrimp BS- bamboo shrimp AS/MS- apple/mystery snail RHS- ramshorn snail PS- pond snail MTS- malaysian trumpet snail ADF- african dwarf frog ACF- african clawed frog RES- red eared slider MMB- marimo moss ball Those are all the ones I can think of right this second.....
Thanks a lot. These are used all the time. Thank you for taking the time to post these.
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