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Top 30 Most Colorful Freshwater Fish

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1. Discus
2. Killifish
3. Ram
4. Cardinal Tetras
5. Peacock goby
6. Male Betta
7. Neon Tetra
8. Male Endler/Guppy
9. Kribensis
10. Apisto cacatuoides
11. Apisto agassizi
12. Jewel cichlid
13. Yellow labs
14. Electric blue Jack Dempsey
15. Herichthys carpinte
16. Chile red asian Arowana
17. Praecox Rainbow
18. Colisa lalia powder blue/red flame
19. Pygmy gourami
20. Neolamprologus leleupi
21. Nicaragua Cichlid
22. Red texas Cichlid
23. Midas Cichlid
24. Festae Cichlid
25. Flowerhorn
26. Peacock Cichlid
27. Various Mbuna Cichlids
28. Koi
I guess you have to keep in mind some of these will vary from male to female... Anyone want to add a few more?
 

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endlers guppy
neon tetras
rasbora hengeliis
kribensis

by the way im glad we're doing this, my boss is mad on marine fish and says that all tropical freshwaters are brown! how dare he! lol
 
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endlers guppy
neon tetras
rasbora hengeliis
kribensis

by the way im glad we're doing this, my boss is mad on marine fish and says that all tropical freshwaters are brown! how dare he! lol
Exactly why I wanted people to chime in on this! Maybe if we get enough entries, we can make a good list with fish in some sort of order, and possibly get it pinned in the beginner section (mods willing and people thinking it would be a good idea)!! I know everyone likes bright and colorful fish and it would be a good resource to start with :)
 

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definitely male banded gouramis :) they a lovely bright blue and orange
 

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One problem I see with that, they will buy huge colourful fish :lol:
In your opinion, what are the top 30 most color freshwater fish? IMO here are a few:

1. Discus
2. Killifish
3. Ram
4. Cardinal Tetras
5. Peacock goby
6. Male Betta
7. Neon Tetra
8. Male Endler/Guppy
9. -Although I think female kribs are colourful, I doubt they would be in the top 30.
10. Apisto cacatuoides
11. Apisto agassizi

I guess you have to keep in mind some of these will vary from male to female... Anyone want to add a few more?

I think gouramis should be added. :)
Pearls.
Sir minions fahaka puffer
Chile red etc asian aro
Praecox rainbow are a metallic blue..Hmm I'm thinking some sort of rainbow fish.
 
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One problem I see with that, they will buy huge colourful fish :lol:
A lot of the ones suggested so far are pretty small. Again, it would be somewhere to start and they could then research the fish they like.


Anyways guys, keep posting, and after we get a bunch we could make the list.
 

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african cichlids like jewel ,also malawi cichlid's there is alot of stunning colour's there.....
even south/central american american cichlid's
then theres the stunning madagascan "Paratilapia polleni"
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beleive it or not there are alot of channa with stunning colour like the "channa sp assam"
this channa belong's now to shelafishface :good:
 

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Definitely agree with jewels.
Also vieja bifasciatum (sp), possibly herichthys carpinte, and crenicichla
 
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Was only joking ;)
I'm glad :lol: Sometimes it's kind of hard to tell over the internet haha


Thanks for all the replies so far. We got another vote for rasboras, but two different kinds. Maybe we got to narrow it down to one type of Rasbora, I was thinking harlequin Rasbora, but anyone else have one to add? Definitley agree with Nelly. And jewels should go on there. Lots of colorful Africans, but any specific species? What do people think about male cherry barbs?
 
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