Saltwater Aquarium Fish Species

Popular Fish Name Fish Family Scientific Name

Species suitable for beginners

Clownfish Amphiprion Percula
Damselfish Pomacentridae Chromis chromis

Species needing experienced care and large tanks

Dragonets Callionymidae Callionymus
Lionfish Scorpaenidae Pterois or Dendrochirus,

Species needing expert care and best avoided

Antennata Lionfish Scorpaenidae Pterois Antennata
Rays Rajomorphii or Batoidea Batoidea - common rays and skates Myliobatiformes - eagle rays, manta rays Pristiformes - sawfishes
Seahorse Syngnathidae Hippocampus
Sharks Selachimorpha Hexanchiformes: Examples from this group include the cow sharks, frilled shark and even a shark that


Round Stingray

saltwater fish - urobatis halleri - round stingray - reticulating stingray
Fish Name Round Stingray
Scientific Name Urobatis Halleri
Description: reticulating stingray

Blue Tang

saltwater fish - paracanthurus hepatus - blue tang stocking in 90 gallons tank - my big babies
Fish Name Blue Tang
Scientific Name Paracanthurus Hepatus
Description: my big babies

Flame Hawkfish

saltwater fish - neocirrhitus armatus - flame hawkfish stocking in 105 gallons tank - Armatus
Fish Name Flame Hawkfish
Scientific Name Neocirrhitus Armatus
Description: Armatus

Black and White Ocellaris Clownfish

saltwater fish - amphiprion ocellaris var. - black and white ocellaris clownfish stocking in 12 gallons tank - My seahorse and my clown in harmony...;)
Fish Name Black and White Ocellaris Clownfish
Scientific Name Amphiprion Ocellaris Var.
Description: My seahorse and my clown in harmony...;)

Yellow Watchman Goby

saltwater fish - cryptocentrus cinctus - yellow watchman goby stocking in 210 gallons tank - yellow Watchman Gobie
Fish Name Yellow Watchman Goby
Scientific Name Cryptocentrus Cinctus
Description: yellow Watchman Gobie