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


Saddle Valentini Puffer

saltwater fish - canthigaster valentini - saddle valentini puffer stocking in 55 gallons tank - Valentini Puffer Puffed
Fish Name Saddle Valentini Puffer
Scientific Name Canthigaster Valentini
Description: Valentini Puffer Puffed New2hobby

Volitan Lionfish

saltwater fish - pterois volitans - volitan lionfish stocking in 180 gallons tank - Lion Fish
Fish Name Volitan Lionfish
Scientific Name Pterois Volitans
Description: Lion Fish

Blue Tang

saltwater fish - paracanthurus hepatus - blue tang stocking in 55 gallons tank -
Fish Name Blue Tang
Scientific Name Paracanthurus Hepatus
Description: "bubbles" feeding on algae

Shark Egg

saltwater fish - chiloscyllium sp. - shark egg stocking in 30 gallons tank - Shark could see the fetus moving.
Fish Name Shark Egg
Scientific Name Chiloscyllium Sp.
Description: Shark could see the fetus moving.

Black Seahorse

saltwater fish - hippocampus erectus - black seahorse stocking in 30 gallons tank - My Colt 3, Hippocampus Erectus
Fish Name Black Seahorse
Scientific Name Hippocampus Erectus
Description: My Colt 3, Hippocampus Erectus