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


Firefish, Purple

saltwater fish - nemateleotris decora - firefish, purple stocking in 32 gallons tank - Purple Firefish (Nemateleotris decora)
Fish Name Firefish, Purple
Scientific Name Nemateleotris Decora
Description: Purple Firefish (Nemateleotris decora)

Coral Beauty Angelfish

saltwater fish - centropyge bispinosa - coral beauty angelfish stocking in 70 gallons tank - Coral Beauty Angelfish, Gabriel
Fish Name Coral Beauty Angelfish
Scientific Name Centropyge Bispinosa
Description: Coral Beauty Angelfish, Gabriel

Bristletooth Tomini Tang

saltwater fish - ctenochaetus tominiensis - bristletooth tomini tang stocking in 120 gallons tank - Tomini tang
Fish Name Bristletooth Tomini Tang
Scientific Name Ctenochaetus Tominiensis
Description: Tomini tang

Green Mandarin

saltwater fish - synchiropus splendidus - green mandarin stocking in 44 gallons tank - Mandarin
Fish Name Green Mandarin
Scientific Name Synchiropus Splendidus
Description: Mandarin

Squareback Anthias

saltwater fish - pseudoanthias pleurotaenia - squareback anthias stocking in 120 gallons tank - square back anthias
Fish Name Squareback Anthias
Scientific Name Pseudoanthias Pleurotaenia
Description: square back anthias