Wise Colin’s Fish Hall of Fame

From the PRESIDENT

Welcome to the Wise Colin’s Fish Hall of Fame.

The Wise Colin’s Fish Hall of Fame is an institution dedicated to maintaining the highest standards in fish breeding.

Many have asked me just how many fish so far have been inducted into the Wise Colin’s Fish Hall of Fame. Below are those fish which have reached the pinnacle of fishdom and have been recognised by their peers as worthy of inclusion.  It should be noted that fish are only admitted into this noble institution after a long and rigorous examination of their merits. So far only ONE fish has attained the exacting and necessary standards, with one other pending.

FULL MEMBERSHIP

  • Siamese fighting fish

PENDING

  • Seahorses

Unfortunately some fish (eg goldfish, koi, sardines) have already been judged to be too far below the standards required and have been rejected from the hall.

It has also been the hall’s sad duty to reject other forms of sea life (dolphin, seals, sea urchins etc) for the obvious reason that they are not fish. Please if you are not a fish DO NOT apply – refusal often offends.

This brings me to the subject of applications.

The flood of applicants from groups of fish seeking entry into the Wise Colin’s Fish Hall of Fame has been overwhelming and humbling. Unhappily, it has become necessary to close applications for the foreseeable future so that processing may take place. We (the committee) apologise for any disappointment.

Yours always,

Wise Colin (President)

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Below is a list of  fish types that have applied for membership and are currently under review.

PLEASE NOTE:

Not all fish who applied are listed here. Some failed to use the official application form (downloadable from this site). Some other applications were simply illegible – don’t fish go school any more? (fish joke) Finally, some fish failed to include their Latin name* – a necessary prerequisite for consideration.

*Mine is Betta Splendens – appropriate, don’t you think?

APPLICANTS:

anchovy
angelfish
anglerfish
Antarctic cod
Antarctic dragonfish
Antarctic icefish
archerfish
Atlantic herring
Atlantic salmon
Atlantic trout
Australasian salmon
Australian herring
Australian lungfish
bango
barb
barfish
barracuda
barramundi
basking shark
bass
bat ray
batfish
bent-tooth
black pickerel
black prickleback
black scalyfin
blackfish
blind goby
blobfish
blue shark
blue whiting
bluefin tuna (may not make it due to extinction)
bluefish
boarfish
bonefish
bonito
bowfin
bramble shark
bream
brook trout
brotula
brown trout
bull shark
butterfly ray
butterflyfish
California flyingfish
California halibut
carpetshark
catfish
clingfish
clownfish
cod
combfish
conger eel
cow shark
cowfish
damselfish
danio
dartfish
devil ray
dogfish
dogfish shark
drum
electric catfish
electric eel
electric knifefish
electric ray
elephantfish
European minnow
European perch
fangtooth
fingerfish
firefish
flagfish
flagtail
flashlight fish
flatfish
flathead
flounder
flyingfish
freshwater eel
freshwater flyingfish
freshwater herring
freshwater shark
frogfish
garpike
giant sea bass
gibberfish
glassfish
goatfish
goblin shark
goby
golden loach
golden trout
goosefish
great white shark
grenadier
grouper
grunion
grunter
gudgeon
guitarfish
guppy
gurnard
haddock
hagfish
hairtail
hake
halibut
hammerhead shark
herring
horsefish
houndshark
icefish
jack
Jack Dempsey
jackfish
Japanese eel
jawfish
john dory
kelpfish
knifefish
labyrinth fish
ladyfish
lake trout
lampfish
lamprey
large-eye bream
largemouth bass
leaffish
leatherjacket
ling
lionfish
lizardfish
loach
longfin
luderick
lungfish
mackerel
mackerel shark
mako shark
manefish
Manta Ray
marblefish
marlin
Mexican blind cavefish
Mexican golden trout
milkfish
minnow
monkfish
moonfish
moray eel
morwong
mosquitofish
mudfish
mudskipper
mullet
murray cod
mustard eel
nase
needlefish
neon tetra
nibbler
noodlefish
North American darter
North American freshwater catfish
Norwegian Atlantic salmon
nurse shark
nurseryfish
oarfish
ocean perch
ocean sunfish
oilfish
orange roughy
Pacific albacore
paddlefish
paradise fish
parrotfish
pearleye
peladillo
pelagic cod
gulper
pencilfish
perch
pickerel
pigfish
pike
pilchard
pilot fish
pink salmon
pipefish
piranha
plaice
platy
pleco
poacher
pollock
ponyfish
porcupinefish
Port Jackson shark
pufferfish
pupfish
quillfish
rabbitfish
ragfish
rainbow trout
rainbowfish
ratfish
razorfish
red salmon
red snapper
red whalefish
redhorse sucker
reef shark
ribbon eel
rice eel
river loach
river shark
river stingray
rivuline
roach
rock bass
rock cod
rockfish
roosterfish
ropefish
rudderfish
Russian sturgeon
sabertooth fish
Sacramento blackfish
salmon
sand goby
sandfish
saw shark
sawfish
scorpionfish
sea bass
seatrout
sergeant major
skate
sleeper shark
snailfish
snake eel
snapper
soapfish
soldierfish
sole
spadefish
spaghetti eel
Spanish mackerel
spearfish
speckled trout
spiderfish
spookfish
sprat
squawfish
stargazer
stickleback
stingray
stonefish
sturgeon
sucker
tailor
tetra
thornfish
thresher shark
tiger shark
toadfish
tommy ruff
trevally
triggerfish
trumpeter
turbot
turkeyfish
unicornfish
viperfish
walking catfish
wasp fish
weasel shark
whale shark
whitefish
whiting
wobbegong
wrasse
yellowtail
zebrafish

Fish who have failed to achieve inclusion into the Wise Colin’s Fish Hall of Fame may appeal. However, all applications for appeal MUST be the appropriate form downloadable from this site.