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Old 07-10-2012, 10:37 PM   #51
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A discus fish will only compare to a saltwater $4.99 damsel.
lol damsels are pretty cool
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:39 PM   #52
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A discus fish will only compare to a saltwater $4.99 damsel.
I would have to beg to differ on that and I'm on the SW side. Discus are the few FW fish that in pure color and pattern can rival many SW fish but there is nothing like the fluorescent glow of most colorful SW fish.
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How much of that effect is from the fish themselves, and how much can be attributed to the lighting types/spectrum prevalent in saltwater tank?

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How much of that effect is from the fish themselves, and how much can be attributed to the lighting types/spectrum prevalent in saltwater tank?

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No I totally get what your saying but they have a different shimmer even if you compare my Africans under the same lighting it just isn't the same
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No I totally get what your saying but they have a different shimmer even if you compare my Africans under the same lighting it just isn't the same
I have to agree with the different shimmer in sw fish. Its hard to describe, almost if the fish was painted
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I have to agree with the different shimmer in sw fish. Its hard to describe, almost if the fish was painted
Yes its something you have to see to understand... It's almost like its blurry around the edges of the fish its so bright lol
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Ran across this article which is loosely related to the subject, just thought the diversity bit was interesting.

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Very interesting read. I remember when the studies first started arising using mitochondrial DNA to re-assign classifications within raptor taxonomy (and birds in general), it is always fascinating to see the information the genome contains. Nothing like some genetic evidence to put rash guesstimations to bed
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How much of that effect is from the fish themselves, and how much can be attributed to the lighting types/spectrum prevalent in saltwater tank?

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This is an excellent point. I've been thinking about how we've been comparing SW to FW and delving further into my own preferences.

I think lighting has a lot to do with my preference for FW. I haven't seen too wide a range with lighting and coral and such with SW tanks I've seen. It's almost like the lighting makes them all look similar, although certainly the stock is wide-ranging.

That said, I rarely see two FW tanks that look alike and I definitely appreciate the more natural approach to lighting used in FW. So I guess that means that my personal preference is based on overall tank appearance, not stock.
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Actually, I've had fw for 3 years before moving onto sw and the hobby wasn't even close to being as exciting as sw. I feel like all fw fish look like trouts and catfish...Ect....I've never seen any fw fish that have bright colors or designs.
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