This Might Sound Dumb But Here Goes.

  1. shiv234

    shiv234 Well Known Member Member

    So i wanted a reef aquarium but it is to much work for me as i am a student and need to study...plus 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_1005

    jl_1005 Valued Member Member

    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. OP
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    shiv234

    shiv234 Well Known Member Member

    :(:(:(
     
  4. FishFish221

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  5. MikeRad89

    MikeRad89 Well Known Member Member

    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. OP
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    shiv234

    shiv234 Well Known Member Member

    naa..don't like it

    i got discus already
     
  7. Kenny777

    Kenny777 Well Known Member Member

    Angelfish? Cichlids? Puffers? Eels?
     
  8. OP
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    shiv234

    shiv234 Well Known Member Member

    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. Kenny777

    Kenny777 Well Known Member Member

    Oh okay what about Dwarf Puffers or brackish puffers? Maybe eels?
     
  10. OP
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    shiv234

    shiv234 Well Known Member Member

    i found something.....yellow cichlids
     
  11. MikeRad89

    MikeRad89 Well Known Member Member

    Yellow cichlids is not a species.
     
  12. OP
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    shiv234

    shiv234 Well Known Member Member

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

    Heavy Metal Lion Valued Member Member

    Labidochromis caeruleus, commonly referred to as yellow labs or electric yellow cichlids.
     
  14. DylanM

    DylanM Well Known Member Member

    Cheese!

    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 Lion

    Heavy Metal Lion Valued Member Member

    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. OP
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    shiv234

    shiv234 Well Known Member Member

    cheese
     
  17. KaderTheAnt

    KaderTheAnt Well Known Member Member

    I think most Central American cichlids can be almost as colorful as salties
     
  18. N

    New Fish in Town Well Known Member Member

    Glow Fish? They are colorful and use genes from jelly fish.
     
  19. OP
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    shiv234

    shiv234 Well Known Member Member

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

    lol Valued Member Member

    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.