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


Maroon Clownfish

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Fish Name Maroon Clownfish
Scientific Name Premnas Biaculeatus
Description: Maroon Clownfish

True Percula Clownfish

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Fish Name True Percula Clownfish
Scientific Name Amphiprion Percula
Description: "Food?"

Panther Grouper

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Fish Name Panther Grouper
Scientific Name Cromileptes Altivelis
Description: Grouper, & Blue tang

Black Seahorse

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Fish Name Black Seahorse
Scientific Name Hippocampus Erectus
Description: My female horse, Cookie (Short for 'Tough Cookie'- That she is!) with Mr.Narwhal in the background


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Fish Name Firefish
Scientific Name Nemateleotris Magnifica
Description: Fire Fish