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


Harlequin Tusk

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Fish Name Harlequin Tusk
Scientific Name Choerodon Fasciatus
Description: The Beast

Bluespotted Stingray

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Fish Name Bluespotted Stingray
Scientific Name Taeniura Lymma
Description: blue spotted sting ray

Saddle Valentini Puffer

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Fish Name Saddle Valentini Puffer
Scientific Name Canthigaster Valentini
Description: Valentini Puffer Puffed New2hobby

Spotted Mandarin

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Fish Name Spotted Mandarin
Scientific Name Synchiropus Picturatus
Description: Foxy Cleopatra (Foxy) my Spotted Mandarin

Yellow Tang - Hawaii

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Fish Name Yellow Tang - Hawaii
Scientific Name Zebrasoma Flavescens
Description: yellow tang