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


Powder Brown Tang

saltwater fish - acanthurus japonicus - powder brown tang stocking in 100 gallons tank - The Shrimp is still cleaning my Powdered Brown Tang (From A Distance)
Fish Name Powder Brown Tang
Scientific Name Acanthurus Japonicus
Description: The Shrimp is still cleaning my Powdered Brown Tang (From A Distance)

Niger Triggerfish

saltwater fish - odonus niger - niger triggerfish stocking in 150 gallons tank - My Niger....the bully of the tank
Fish Name Niger Triggerfish
Scientific Name Odonus Niger
Description: My Niger....the bully of the tank

Flame Angelfish

saltwater fish - centropyge loriculus - flame angelfish stocking in 90 gallons tank - my flame angel
Fish Name Flame Angelfish
Scientific Name Centropyge Loriculus
Description: my flame angel

Cowfish Longhorn

saltwater fish - lactoria cornuta - cowfish longhorn stocking in 75 gallons tank - My longhorn cowfish.
Fish Name Cowfish Longhorn
Scientific Name Lactoria Cornuta
Description: My longhorn cowfish.

Coral Beauty Angelfish

saltwater fish - centropyge bispinosa - coral beauty angelfish stocking in 60 gallons tank - Our Coral Beauty
Fish Name Coral Beauty Angelfish
Scientific Name Centropyge Bispinosa
Description: Our Coral Beauty