Dream fish

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by ystrout, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. ystroutWell Known MemberMember

    Let's have some fun. I'm not sure if this is the right place to post, but I thought I'd strike up some discussion.

    Pretend you could have ANY fish in the world. Fresh or salt. You could even "scale them down in size" so they fit in a normal sized tank. Don't worry about costs or realisticness because that makes dream discussions boring. What fish would you have?

    For me, I'd like to have some cutthroat, rainbow, and brown trouts. Also some salmon. Especially ones with big humpbacks. I think they're both beautiful fish. I think that's why I like danios so much, they have that similar elongated tube shape. Similar looking face too.

    So how about you guys?

  2. Five 97Well Known MemberMember

    I really like brook trout and tiger trout, basically all trout.... that's my reason for liking danios as well, CPDs especially remind me of brookies.

  3. ImtryingmybestValued MemberMember

    My dream fish would be the beautiful, majestic whale shark. After all, the ocean is just the world's biggest aquarium! All you have to do is pretend that you own it. In my eyes, i already have a whale shark ;)

  4. littleredridingmechValued MemberMember

    I would trade my kidney for a pair of seahorses. I think they are such beautiful, interesting animals. I saw one give birth in a public aquarium when I was little and have been enthralled with them ever since.
  5. Cowfish928Valued MemberMember

    I would want an Ornate Bichir. They are so unique to me. Either that, or a Panther Grouper.
  6. WeepingShadesOfIndigoValued MemberMember

    Creepy deep sea angler fish, vampire squid, viperfish and why not toss in some jellies that light up too. Feasible? No, but like you said reality has no place in dreams!

    Haha I guess if the ocean is the world biggest aquarium and I own it then I already have these guys too. Just can't get down there to see them.

    Edit: Forgot about seahorses, those too! Love love love
  7. AnneRoseValued MemberMember

    My dream aquarium would be a couple sea horses, a couple of male bettas that would get along haha and male guppies that reach like 6 inches instead of 2! With lots of corals and reefs and beautiful colours...

    Ah I wish.
  8. slayer5590Well Known MemberMember

    Channa gachua or Channa pleurophthalma would be mine but it's never going to happen in the US
  9. ystroutWell Known MemberMember

    Yup that's why I'm going to get some CPDs when I increase tank sizes. They're mini brook trout!

    I'm glad there's another trout lover here! Best looking fish in this world's waters. In my opinion haha.
  10. Five 97Well Known MemberMember

    So what's your current tank size? CPDs would be ok in 10g min.
  11. Machine11Well Known MemberMember

    Kingfish and great white shark (unrealistically)
    Realistically I would love to have a lionfish one day
  12. CefValued MemberMember

    Coelacanths would be awesome as species only tank. The species Latimeria menadoensis (thailand).
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  13. PlatyloverFishlore VIPMember

    Whale shark is definitely what I'd go with. Realistically a red bellied pacu.:)
  14. Zoara42Valued MemberMember

    A red tail cat, with a couple of iridescent sharks and some arrowana.

    Possible if I ever end up rich.
  15. Ben9375New MemberMember

    A dolphinfish...no, not a porpoise. A mahi. Imagine, a beautiful yellow and blue bull mahi, accompanied by a pod of females. If they were shrunk down, you know, to a manageable size. Or miniature tarpon!
  16. vivelafishValued MemberMember

    Okay, I realize this isn't a fish, but the Octopus "adorabilis" would be a dream to have. They're. so. precious.

    I would name him Gerald hahaha. They have been studying them in Monterey Bay! I'd love to join the research team.
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  17. fisharegreat8962Valued MemberMember

    Same here! I read somewhere that you could keep 30-35 dwarf seahorses in a 5 gallon.

    oh my god they're so cute i'm bashing my head in with a hammer because i can't have one!!!!!!!!!!! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  18. PlatyloverFishlore VIPMember

    I'd name him Dumbo haha. They are the cutest little things, I must own one! Haha.
  19. ystroutWell Known MemberMember

    Right now I have a 20g. But the tank is full. I could fit a few more in there I guess, but everyone is comfortable and likes each other in there so I'll just wait to get CPDs until I upgrade tanks.

    Yaa mahis are awesome. By far one of the most beautiful fish in the ocean. Them, yellowfin tuna, and California yellowtail. Have you ever seen them in person? I remember the first time we caught them and got them over the rail of the boat, I couldn't believe their color. It's like they glow they're so bright. That color quickly fades, but wow, great all around fish.
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  20. Aquarium SaturationValued MemberMember

    Chameleon Chiclids would be awesome!!

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