60 Funny Fish Names

Updated on November 28, 2016
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Swimming around in a fish bowl, with a bunch of fun-colored gravel, a little castle to hide and sleep in, free food and no work; that’s the life! The wonderful life of a fish, of course. Wouldn’t that life be so easy?

Fish are beautiful and come in many shapes, sizes and colors. If you’ve ever stepped foot inside of an aquarium, then you are well aware of the beauty and variety that water beholds. It’s like a party of colors!

Okay, not all fish are pretty and colorful, but the majority of the ones that you will find in a pet store are! It’s one of the main points in owning an aquarium at home; to have something nice and relaxing to look at.

Then, you have pet fish that serve other purposes, such as the algae eaters, shrimp, and snails. They help keep algae under control, and although they cannot handle the entire job themselves, they do a great job, each handling certain types of algae.

Beta fish should be isolated from other fish. They aren't called Siamese fighting fish for no reason!
Beta fish should be isolated from other fish. They aren't called Siamese fighting fish for no reason! | Source

Pet Store Fishies

When you go to a pet store, you will run into freshwater and saltwater fish. You can have one or the other, and it’s important that you are ready to take on whichever type you decide on, and not get them mixed up!

Also, be sure to check compatibility if you plan on buying multiple fish, because fish, like siblings, can fight and sometimes to the point of fatality.

If you are aware of Betta fish, then you probably know about their aggressive behavior towards other fish, including their own kind!

So, in other words, be sure to consult the pet store peeps about your choices before you buy them.

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Why Have Fish?

Aside from the relaxing aspect of having fish, they are relatively low-maintenance. Yes, you need to keep their tanks clean and keep them fed, but you would also have to do that for any other animal. Here’s a few things that are great about having fish:

  • No walking needed

  • No potty training

  • No worrying about them jumping on your guests

  • No allergies (Unless you plan on eating them)

  • No loud noises

  • They don’t stink (Unless the tank is severely neglected, of course)

  • Cheap to feed

  • They don’t need much space

Funny Fish Names

Now just because you don’t treat them like the typical pet, it doesn’t mean that they don’t need a name.

Cute or funny fish names are as important as dog names, even if they can’t hear you.

You don’t really plan on calling it “Fish” or “Fishy” forever, do you? I didn’t think so.

So, in case you were wondering what kind of fish names are out there, I’ve prepared a list of examples!

Here is a list of 60 funny fish names:

Girl Names

 
 
 
Swimmerella
Opal
Peach
Shelly
Diamond
Pearl
Charlotte
Ruby
Coral
Flo
Ariel
Dody
Gillian
Flapper
Dori

Boy Names

 
 
 
Finley
Marlin
Pretty Boy
Gil
Bruce
Poseidon
Slick
Titan
Dart
Swimmer
Aquarius
Flip
Finn
Nemo
Martin

Cute Names

 
 
 
Sailor
Baby
Spot
Rainy
Ziggy
Dotti
Rainbow Fin
Izzy
Charlie
Sharkey
Zero
Bella
Bubbles
Angel
Goldie

Funny Names

 
 
 
BlubBlub
Fishstick
Inmate
Lil' SwimSwim
Taco
Bellyup
Sammich
Houdini
Chum
Dinner
Jaws
Bait
Slappy
Chip
Cat Food
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Choosing the Perfect Name

Now that you have an idea on what to call a fish, it’s time for you to start looking into cute or funny fish names for your fish.

Once you make that decision, if you have multiple fish, especially of the same fish, try to look for distinguishing features so that you can tell them apart. I know, it’s tough because the fish of the same kind definitely look alike!

But if you can recall the movie “Finding Nemo,” a good example of a distinguishable feature would be Nemo’s small fin. Sometimes the fish may have a chunk taken out of a fin, a small tear, a spot somewhere on the body, etc.

You’ll be able to tell the difference between your fish before you know it.

If you don’t decide on a name right away, the good thing is that the fish won’t have hurt feelings!

Funny Boy Fishing - Catches His First Fish!

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        Betta owner 

        2 weeks ago

        Bettas DO NOT need to be kept alone! Please do your research before spreading false info. Male bettas should be kept apart, but they can share their space with so many other fish and shrimp and frogs........ it's not right to keep the poor fish alone. They need interaction with other creatures! Female bettas can live with other female bettas as well as everything else.

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        doglover 

        3 months ago

        I have two bettas, a boy and a girl. The male's name is Yingsheng,which I just came up with. And my little baby girl is named Pluviam, which is Latin for "rain".

        I used to have other bettas. Sammy, Pinky-Sky, and Ming Ming.

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        Fish owner 21 

        5 months ago

        I love Bubbles! Thanks!

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        The New Guy 

        7 months ago

        I've now found the perfect names for my fish: Koiyo, Puff-daddy, Confishious

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        Kass 

        15 months ago

        When me and my boyfriend need help finding a name for our 1st fish together .... Swimmerella Gilly brewer

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        FISH 

        16 months ago

        I will call my fish free after that video so cute

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        Richers 

        17 months ago

        Every name is so funny thx

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        aye 

        17 months ago

        that was funny

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        Ftygygyyyuy 

        18 months ago

        Lol

        That was funny and cute

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        Ann1Az2 

        4 years ago from Orange, Texas

        Interesting and somewhat from a fish's point of view! Finding Nemo is one of my all time favorite movies. I have a couple of bala sharks that I'm almost certain are male and female by the way the act. I named them George and Gracie.

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