African Cichlid colors that rival Saltwater

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by raptorsvt79, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. raptorsvt79Well Known MemberMember

    I know, no freshwater fish will have the same colors as a saltwater fish, but i've heard some african cichlids, come kind of close...What african cichlids have the best, brightest, most beautiful colors?
  2. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Look at Peacock cichlids, or the Aulonocara genus, some of them come pretty close.
  3. LeoDiazFishlore VIPMember

    Most of them have amazing colors even mbunas can get amazing colors if feed a high quality food. Some haps come in amazing colors besides peacocks.
  4. flamesofchaos83New MemberMember

    ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1436945139.774389.jpg this one comes close to salt colors, and I miss him :(

    Sent from my iPhone using Fish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum
  5. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    That's a SA cichlid, not an African.

    How about Victorian cichlids raptorsvt79? Take a look at this link:  
  6. raptorsvt79Well Known MemberMember

    thanks guys
  7. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    No problem. What are you leaning towards?

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