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OK folks, here's the place to offer your FISH RELATED forum abbreviations and acronyms. To make the growing list useable, I'm going to update the list alphabetically. I'll start it off. Feel free to join in. Your contribution (if used) will help our new members and those members that languished in the shadows of uncertainty concerning these much-used abbreviations.

A
ABK - African Brown Knife
Afaro/afro - african arowana
aro - arowana
ARTC - asian Red Tail Cat
AST - alligator snapping turtle
AT - American Tiger
ATF - African tiger fish
ATP - African Tiger Pike
AUL - Australian lungfish

Aro/Arowana Related:

BBXB - BLUE BASE CROSSBACK
BMBXB - BUKIT MERAH BLUE CROSSBACK
EBXB - ELECTRIC BLUE CROSSBACK
GXB - GOLDEN CROSSBACK
HBRTG - HIGH-BACKED RED TAILED GOLDEN
JAR - JARDINI AROWANA
Lei - Leichardti
RTG - RED TAILED GOLDEN
SHVFSR - spoon head violet fusion super red
SR - SUPER RED (INCLUDES CR-CHILI RED , BR-BLOOD RED AND VFSR-VIOLET FUSION SUPER RED, ER-EMPEROR RED)
VFSR - violet fusion super red
XB - CROSSBACK (refers to the sixth level scales which cross aros back)
YT - YELLOW TAIL


B
BA - blue acara
BATF - Brevis African Tiger Fish
BB - bare bottom; bumblebee; Black Belt cichlids; Benificial Bacteria
BBA - Black Brush Algae
BBS - baby brine shrimp
bgk - black ghost knife
BN - bushy-nose pleco (Ancistris)
BP - blood parrot
BW - blood worms

Betta-Related:
BF - butterfly
Bwe - blackwater extract
CT - crowntail
DT - doubletail
HM - halfmoon
HR - half round
IAL - indian almond leaves
KCT - king crowntail
MB - marble (a color)
MG - mustard gas
PK - plakat
RB - royal blue
RT - roundtail
ST - spadetail
VT - veiltail


C
CC - Crushed Coral
ck - clown knife
cl - clown loach
Con - convict cichlid
cong/congi - polypterus endlicheri congicus
cyno/cyano - herichthys cyanoguttatus/texas cichlid; Cyanobacteria

D
Dat - any of the Datnoid/Tigerfish
DE - Drop Eye
Del- Polypterus delhezi
DIY - Do It Yourself
DO - dissolved oxygen
DOC - dissolved organic compound

E
EBA - Electric Blue Acara
EBH - electric blue hap
EBJD - electric blue jack dempsey
EL - egg-laying
endi (endli) - Polypterus endlicheri endlicheri

F
F0 - Wild caught
F1 - First brood from Wild caught parents
FATF - Forskali African Tiger Fish
FBF - fluidized bed filter
FD - freeze-dried
FF - fei feng (flagtail prochilodus)
FH - flowerhorn
FK/fk - Fish Keeper/fish keeping
FM - firemouth
FOWLR - fish only, with live rock (SW aquarium)
FPT- female pipe threads
front - Cyphotilapia frontosa
FTS - full tank shot
FRT - Fly River turtle
FW - freshwater

FlowerHorn-Related:

BCD - Blue Comet Dragon
BD - Blue Dragon
BFD - Blue Faced Dragon
BP - Blood Parrot Hybrid
Darmo- High Quality KKP
DBD - Diamond Blue Dragon
EM - Eastern Maiden
GD - Golden Dragon
GFF - Golden Fire Face
HBK - Hell Boy Kamfa
JH - Jin Hua
JK - Jing Kang
OGD - Oriental Green Dragon
OK - Orange Kamfa
OP - Oriental Phoenix
POTO - Pearl Of the Orient
KB - King Baccara
KKP - King Kong Parrot
Mammon - High Quality KKP
RBK - Rainbow King
RC - Red Crystal
RD - Red Dragon or Rainbow Dragon
RG - Red General
RK - Red Kamfa
RM - Red Monkey
RP - Red Phoenix
RPD - Red Pearl Dragon
RS - Red Shock
SDK - Super Dragon King
SP - Super Pendian
SRS - Super Red Shock
TD - Thunder Bolt
TK - Tan King
ZZML - Zhen Zhou Malau
ZZ - Zhen Zhou



G
GATF - Goliath Af. Tiger Fish
GBR - German Blue Ram
Geo - for all Geophagus
gH - general hardness
gibb - Cyphotilapia gibberosa
gibby - sailfin plec (Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps)
gph/gpm - gallons per hour/gallons per minute
GN - gold nugget pleco
GS - Gold Saum
gsp - green spotted puffer / green star polyps
GT - green terror

H
Health, Maintenance, & Setup
AC - Activated Carbon
ATO - Auto Top Off
Cu - Copper
CB - Captive Breed
DOA - Dead on Arrival
DSB - Deep Sand Bed
MH - Metal Halide
NH3 - Ammonia
NO2 - Nitrite
NO3 - Nitrate
PAR - Photosynthectically Active Radiation (measurement of light)
PO4 - Phosphates
RDSB - Remote Deep Sand Bed
RO/DI - Reverse Osmosis / Deionization
TR - Tank Raised

HDME - Hawaiian Dragon Moray Eel
HITH - hole in the head (disease)
HLLE - Head Lateral Line Erosion
HOB (HOT) - hang on back (tank) filter
HRP - Honduran Red Point

I
Ich - Ichthyophthirius (white spot disease)
ID - Inside Diameter
IT - Indonesian Tiger

J
jag - jaguar (cichlid, catfish, etc.)
JB - jelly bean parrot
JD - jack dempsey
JDM - Japanese domestic market
JK - jin kang (flowerhorn)


L
Lap - Polypterus lapradei
LB - live-bearing; pound
LF - longfin
lfs - local fish store
LH - Luo Han (flowerhorn)
LLE - lateral line erosion
LMB - largemouth bass
lps - local pet shop
LR - live rock
LS - live sand
LSN - Lima Shovelnose

M
mags - motaguense
mala - Hoplias malabaricus
mannies - managuense/jaguar cichlid
Metro - metronidazole (flagyl)
moke - polypterus mokelembembe
Mota - Motaguense
MPT - male pipe threads
mts - malaysian trumpet snails
multi's - either Synodontis multipunctatus or Neolamprologus multifasciatus

N
Natt - Pygocentrus Nattereri (Red Bellied Piranha)
NGT - New Guinea tiger
Nic - Nicaraguense
NTT - Northern Thailand Tiger

O
OD - outside diameter
O - oscar
OF - overflow

P
P (Ps) - piranha(s)
PB/(PBass) - peacock bass
PBB - Polypterus bichir bichir
pfs - pool filter sand
pH - percentage of hydrogen
plec/pleco - plecostomus and members of Family: Loricariidae
PLJ - Protruding Lower Jaw
PNT - pig-nose turtle (aka FRT)
poly - any species of the genus Polypterus
Pygo - Any piranha of the genus Pygocentrus

Q
QT - quarantine/quarantine tank

R
rbp - red-belly piranha (or pacu)
RCK - royal clown knife
RD - red devil
RES - Red-Eared Slider
retro - Polypterus retropinnis
rhom - Serrasalmus rhombeus
RO - reverse osmosis
RT - red terror, red tiger (Motaguense), red texas
rtc - redtail catfish
RTG - redtail gold (aro)
RTGG - redtail giant gourami
RTM - Red tiger Motaguense

S
SA - silver arowana
SA/CA - south american/central american (cichlids)
SAE - siamese algae eater
sal - Cichlasoma salvini
SAL - south american lungfish
SB - short body
SBD - Swim Bladder Disorder
SD - Silver Dollar
Sen - Polypterus senegalus senegalus
Serra - Any piranha of the genus Serrasalmus
Sev - Severums
SF - slip
SFME - Snow Flake Moray Eel
SG - specific gravity
SH - snakehead
SHVFSR = spoon head violet fusion super red
SMB - smallmouth bass
Spilo - Serrasalmus Spilopleura
SRS - super red shock flowerhorn
SRT- Super red texas
ST - Siamese Tiger

Freshwater Stingray-Related:
BD - Black Diamond
Hen - henlei
Leo - leopoldi
MM - Marbled Motoro
Orb - orbignyi
PDR - Polka Dot Ray

SW - saltwater
Syn - Paratheraps synspilum or Synodontis

T
TATF - Tanzanaie African Tiger Fish
tem - Cichla temensis
Tig - tigrinus catfish
TSN - tiger shovelnose catfish
TSNxRTC - hybrid catfish
tx/tex - texas cichlid


U
UGF - undergravel filter
UGJ - undergravel jets
Umbi - umbriferus (Caquetaia, Nandopsis, etc.)
uro - Cichlasoma uropthalmus (false red terror)
UV - ultraviolet

V
VATF- Vittatus African Tiger Fish
VFSR - Violet Fusion Super Red (aro)

W
WAL - west african lungfish
W/C {G/W} - water change {gravel wash} / Wild-Caught
W/D - wet/dry filter
WTB - Want To Buy
WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get

X
XB - crossback
 
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I'm going to be deleting responses periodically. I'm finding alot of posts suggesting abbreviations already in the list. That's telling me alot of posters aren't going to the first page's lead post before leaving a response. Now, there will only be one page.
 

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The categories such as flowerhorns and Bettas are a good ides. I think that the abbreviations for the fish names water down the list. Many of them are rarely used. If they are the type of fish is already know through a picture or the full name already in the post. You rarely see a thread stating that someone started a tank and the livestock is a JK, 2 JBs, gbr, gn and a srs.
At the time the list was created the fish terms were in use here and on other sites. If they fully die out I might remove them.

Thanks for your input. I've updated the list to incorporate them.
 
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