African Cichlid colors that rival Saltwater

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

  1. raptorsvt79

    raptorsvt79 Well Known Member Member

    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. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

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

    LeoDiaz Fishlore VIP Member

    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. flamesofchaos83

    flamesofchaos83 New Member Member

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


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  5. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    That's a SA cichlid, not an African.

    How about Victorian cichlids raptorsvt79? Take a look at this link:  
     
  6. OP
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    raptorsvt79

    raptorsvt79 Well Known Member Member

    thanks guys
     
  7. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    No problem. What are you leaning towards?
     




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