Fantasy Fish AI: Golden Blue Acara

Fantasy Fish AI: Golden Blue Acara

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In this regular blog we ask an AI image creator to produce images of the 'fantasy fish' we would like to keep if we could find or create them. Actually, to be honest, this blog originates from experiments to produce accurate images of actual fish species, many of which went horribly wrong! Maybe we should call it 'mutant AI fish experiments'...?

This time around we asked AI to create an image of "create a blue acara cichlid with golden scales swimming in an aquarium" and this is what we got. We would get many requests in the shop for "golden" fish (not goldfish, but gold varieties of tropical fish) so we've picked the blue acara for our experiment with AI.

The blue acara (Andinoacara pulcher) is a colorful freshwater fish in the cichlid family. Native to South America, it can be found in various freshwater habitats, ranging from standing water to flowing rivers.

Many images were produced of completely different species and shapes, so here are the closest to our fantasy fish artificial intelligence could produce. What do you think? This is what AI interprets for the prompt "create a blue acara cichlid with golden scales swimming in an aquarium" >>> 

As anyone who has tangled with AI to produce specific blogs images or text will know, in its current form and without the correct prompting AI doesn't always quite produce what you need. We'll persevere and publish the most interesting examples!

If you have any thoughts on the above or ideas for fantasy fish you would like us to experiment with, please comment below and we'll have a tinker!


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Photo credit(s): Mark Chinnery, asserted rights via Midjourney AI

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