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Question Most Beautiful Cold Water Fish...

What do you think is the most beautiful breed of cold water fish ?

In my opinion, it is the Oranda.

Below is a picture of my beautiful large Oranda, isn't she so graceful ?
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Re: Most Beautiful Cold Water Fish...

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Re: Most Beautiful Cold Water Fish...

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Re: Most Beautiful Cold Water Fish...

I agree Jamie, they are the cutest fish ever

My fishy friends are.... 6 comets aged between 6-8 years.
Also 7 young Oranda's 7-18 months
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Re: Most Beautiful Cold Water Fish...

Just a few of my own favorites.




55 Gallon Planted dirt bottom,Reproducing colony of Heterandria Formosa(Least Killifish), 2 1 inch Bass, 5 or so Gambusia, 5 Swamp darters???, 2 Floridae Jordanella,
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Re: Most Beautiful Cold Water Fish...

are we forgetting redbreast sunfish?
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Re: Most Beautiful Cold Water Fish...

wow dirtydutch4x and aquaponicpaw what are they?????? so pretty! never knew cold water had such nice things to offer!
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Re: Most Beautiful Cold Water Fish...

I can't offer great pictures, but I would vote for the rainbow darter or the orangethroat darter (okay, almost any of the dozens of North American Etheostoma darters!), the pygmy sunfish dirtydutch showed us, Aphanius mento killies, white cloud minnows, paradise fish (really nice in a pond, right up to the ice) and the red-bellied dace I catch here in Canada, behind beaver dams. I wish I had had a decent camera when I used to keep dace - what a fish.

jmurray has a really nice oranda there. They aren't my cup of tea, but that is a nice one.
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Re: Most Beautiful Cold Water Fish...

tough... koi or rainbow darter

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Re: Most Beautiful Cold Water Fish...

lovely pics, thanks for sharing
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Re: Most Beautiful Cold Water Fish...

Giant danios are another nice fish that can take cooler water. Just started keeping these within the last few months..they're very hardy, only get to about 4" in an aquarium (need a longer tank for better swimming room), and school together beautifully. They are constantly on the move and extremely hard to catch and photograph though! LOL



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Re: Most Beautiful Cold Water Fish...

My Favorite Gymnogeophagus labiatus .... They love the pond in the summer
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Re: Most Beautiful Cold Water Fish...

can anyone tell me what the blue spotted fish in dirtydutch4x's second photo is near start of this thread? looks like no cold water fish i've seen, i want one!
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Re: Most Beautiful Cold Water Fish...

Lonedove55 I have a Giant Danio in with my Parrots and severums he's easily 7" long and about 5 years old. I'll try to get a decent picture this afternoon.
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Re: Most Beautiful Cold Water Fish...

That would be an elassoma gilberti, or perhaps the elassoma okefenokee. Believe it is the first though. they are super tiny little things and pretty great fish.

"I've macrostoma tastes on a veiltail budget. "

If i drew it it'd look like a monkey eating a horsradish on the moon or something
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Re: Most Beautiful Cold Water Fish...

Thanks majerah! Looking on google images that looks like the fish in the first photo, i cant find any with the distinctive spotted pattern in the second?
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Re: Most Beautiful Cold Water Fish...

My vote would be the Rainbow Shiner, a north american native. Wish I could keep them, but it's not to be for the time being.

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can anyone tell me what the blue spotted fish in dirtydutch4x's second photo is near start of this thread? looks like no cold water fish i've seen, i want one!
That would be the Blue-spotted sunfish, Enneacanthus gloriosus
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