10 Incredibly Colorful Freshwater Aquarium Fishes

When it comes to coloring up our aquarium, we fill it with lots of small fishes in gold, white and black in common. But, there are some eye-catching and colorful freshwater fishes which will mesmerize by having it in your aquarium. Here, I have shared some of the most beautiful and colorful freshwater fishes in the world. I bet you will be surprised to see how beautiful they are.

10. Fantail Guppy:

Fantail Guppies are an attractive, beautiful fish. This fish is also known as million fish and rainbow fish. This is inexpensive fishes, which is one of the world’s most widely distributed tropical fish. With the unique color patterns on the long tail, fantail guppies are more attractive while they move in and around the aquariums, which is beautiful to watch.

Fantail Guppy

Fantail Guppy

Their unique appearance with the colorful tail makes people to keep in their freshwater aquarium. Guppy Species have 20 various combinations of colors in them. These Fantail Guppies are seen in various colors such as yellow, purples, blue, and also metallic and white red. There are also beautiful spots on their long tail along with these colors.

9. Flowerhorn Cichlid:

Flowerhorn cichlid

Flowerhorn cichlid

Flowerhorn Cichlid has its origin from United States and they exist now is due to cross breeding with various American species of Cichlid fish. This Flowerhorn lives only in fresh water and they are known for their vivid colors and unique shaped especially bulged head with Flower shaped dark spots. They are semi-aggressive fishes. Flowerhorn Cichlid are moderately expensive fish, some category has higher cost for different colors and unique patterns. Most expensive in the category is known as golden monkey, which was sold for 600 thousand.

8. Clown Fish:

Clown Fish

Clown Fish

Clown Fish are also called as an Anemone fish, which is more beautiful when in small size. They generally come in orange and yellow colors, they have white stripes and black lines on it small fins including black body and with colors of white and orange color on the tail and fins. These fish are from the species of clown category. Clown fishes are grown up to 7.1 inches in large and smaller ones will be 3.1 inches.

7. Coral Beauty:

Coral Beauty

Coral Beauty

Coral beauty is a small Angel fish, which can be available in all aquariums. They are very attractive fishes, which have been seen in darkish purple color combine with blue body with red strips in black spots. They have some other colors like orange strips with purple blue body or with yellow strip only on their fins. This coral beauty can be grown in any places of aquarium with fresh water. These fish are somewhat similar to the orange patterned “golden angel fish”.

6. Regal Tang:

Regal Tang

Regal Tang

Regal Tang is also known as Pacific Regal blue Tang. They are also fondly called “Dory Fish” by people after the famous movie “Finding Nemo” released. The regal tangs are commonly traded in the aquarium Worldwide, because it’s favorite for people all-over. Tangs belongs to the Surgeonfish Species. Tang mostly comes in royal blue color with black palette in their body and with small yellow colored fin. It has small calcareous blade in their tail fin, which is mainly used as defensive weapon.

5. Mantis Shrimp:

Mantis Shrimp

Mantis Shrimp

Mantis Shrimp or Stomatopods are aggressive and they mostly spend their time hiding themselves behind rocks. They rarely come out from their homes for food or to relocate. Mantis shrimp appear in various colors, they are in brown shades to neon bright colors. Although they are most important predators, they are very rarely seen in hunting, tropical marine habit is very poor on them. But large mantis shrimp has a capability of breaking the glass of aquarium in a single strike with the help of its weapon.

4. Moorish Idol:

Moorish Idol

Moorish Idol

Moorish Idol is one extant in the family of Zanclidae. This fish is most difficult fish to keep in a home aquarium. These species are more similar to other kinds of Bannerfish, but they are different, and people often get confused of Moorish Idol with Bannerfish. Moorish Idols are very compressed and has disk like bodies. They have thick black, white with yellow shade which is an attractable beauty. It has small tail fin and long thin dorsal fin. Moorish idols are basically very expensive fish.

3. Lion Fish:

Lion Fish

Lion Fish

Lion Fishes are also known as Zebrafish or Pterois, which is one of the most favorite and popular fish for aquarium. They are very venomous and native to Indo-Pacific region. These fish attracts people by its unique way of swimming, which makes people mesmerized. There is a spike in the back fin of fish, which is powerful venom. They are red in color with cream, white and black bands while fins with multiple spikes. They are most referred to as a tank cleaner, were many aquarists prefer to have one.

2. Discus:

Discus

Discus

Discus belongs to the family Symphysodon. It’s is a Freshwater species and most beautiful species of the freshwater kind. They are the costliest species in freshwater. A 3 inches discus fish can be sold for $50 – $80 in all places. There are a lot of colors and varieties in discus species, in which most of them are very beautiful. They are native to Amazon river basin, and they don’t require any special care then other kind.

1. Mandarin Fish: 

Mandarin Fish

Mandarin Fish

Mandarin Fish or Mandarin Dragonet is a small less known species which is the most beautiful fish ever seen. They are bright colored and very popular in aquariums. The Mandarin Fish is native to the pacific-rim approximately in Australia and surrounding islands. This little fish is not more than $20, but feeding it is a main problem. These fish eats only the micro-invertebrate in the rock, so one should keep the rocks inside the tank before to buy this fish. There are two varieties, one is standard Mandarinfish and the other is Psychedelic Mandarin. Both have same patterns of colors looking amazingly beautiful. But, people must see this fish in their naked eyes to see it amazing patterns of color.

 

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