This Might Sound Dumb But Here Goes.

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by shiv234, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. shiv234Well Known MemberMember

    So i wanted a reef aquarium but it is to much work for me as i am a student and need to i am neck deep in other aquariums so i was wondering if there are any freshwater fishes that look like saltwater. I like the way how clown fish and tangs look like they are scaleless and completely and want a fish that looks some what like them.

  2. jl_1005Valued MemberMember

    To be honest I don't think there are any freshwater fish that has vibrant and saturated colours like the saltwater fish

    Some of them are bread to be quite colourful like bettas or fancy guppies, goldfish, but they don't compare with the saltwater ones.

  3. shiv234Well Known MemberMember


  4. FishFish221Well Known MemberMember

  5. MikeRad89Well Known MemberMember

    Discus would be the only thing remotely close IMO. And they require just as much care as clowns.

    Clowns are not hard to keep. A simple 20 gallon with live rock and no coral can handle a pair of clowns with no issue.
  6. shiv234Well Known MemberMember

    naa..don't like it

    i got discus already
  7. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

  8. shiv234Well Known MemberMember

    looks like i gotta go to the saltwater forum now to gt some help on how to set up one..thanks for the help
  9. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    Oh okay what about Dwarf Puffers or brackish puffers? Maybe eels?
  10. shiv234Well Known MemberMember

    i found something.....yellow cichlids
  11. MikeRad89Well Known MemberMember

    Yellow cichlids is not a species.
  12. shiv234Well Known MemberMember

    i don't know the name for it so i refer to it as yellow cichlid
  13. Heavy Metal LionValued MemberMember

    Labidochromis caeruleus, commonly referred to as yellow labs or electric yellow cichlids.
  14. DylanMWell Known MemberMember


    Also, I would say there are a few african cichlids that have colors as vibrant as reef fish when they are under correct lighting.
  15. Heavy Metal LionValued MemberMember

    ahaha it's totally Cheese! i saw that everyone had fish profile pics and i was like "I'm gonna use the cutest fish i know of" and i agree, there are several different varieties of cichlids that are beautifully colored.
  16. shiv234Well Known MemberMember

  17. KaderTheAntWell Known MemberMember

    I think most Central American cichlids can be almost as colorful as salties
  18. New Fish in TownWell Known MemberMember

    Glow Fish? They are colorful and use genes from jelly fish.
  19. shiv234Well Known MemberMember

    most of the guys on the saltwater forum not as helpful as the freshwater forum
  20. lolValued MemberMember

    Mbuna are your best bet IMO. Pseudotropheus demasoni is another beautiful (though highly aggressive) fish that can probably go in the same tank as labidochromis caeruleus.

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