Top Ten > Saltwater Fish All Time

Rated #1: jksmith69

State: New Hampshire
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #1 out of 1569 Saltwater Fish submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 03/01/2014
Ratings: 8.89
Number of votes: 46
About Yourself: I like having a fish tank, it's almost an addiction for me. I have to stop by a fish store almost every time I pass one. I also am a photographer, so taking pictures of my fish is a challenge that can be worth it in the end...
Tank Size: 45
Advice: Start out with something small and simple. Then slowly work to something bigger. My first tank was a one gallon hex over twenty years ago, and I started with zebra danios and gold fish
Description: Mandarinfish or Mandarin Dragonet (Synchiropus splendidus)

Rated #2: gotareef

State: Maine
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #2 out of 1569 Saltwater Fish submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 05/19/2010
Ratings: 8.08
Number of votes: 13
About Yourself: I have been keeping sw tanks for 9 years. I curently have 3 peaceful reef tanks and a 47g column scorpion fish reef tank, and 4 tanks for my clownfish breeding projects, 3 tanks for culturing rotifers,tigger pods,and grass shrimp
Fish Kept: helfrichi firefish, maine blizzard clowns(platinum variant), pair of warpaint gobies, cleaner shrimp peppermint shrimp fire shrimp grass shrimp
Corals/Plants Kept: acans 3 kinds 19 colors, clove polyps, ausi platygyra, ausi favid's, ausi open brain, purple duncans,
Tank Size: 28
Advice: take your time and lots of reading is a must
Description: leaf scorpion

Rated #3: Tenshoa

State: Florida
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #3 out of 1569 Saltwater Fish submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 07/17/2014
Ratings: 7.98
Number of votes: 47
Fish Kept: Ocellaris Clownfish, Black Ocellaris, Royal Gramma Basslet, One Spot Foxface, Midas Blenny, Tomini Tang, Green Mandarin, Blue Hippo Tang, Cleaner Goby,Yellow Coris, Firefin
Corals/Plants Kept: ORA ----------- Red Planet Bird of Paradise Pink Stylophora Joe the Coral Green Gecko Green Birdsnest Green Bali Slimer Blue Hawkins Echinata Cali Blue Tort Miami Orchid Tri-Color Valida Borealis pearl berry Jason Fox ------------ JF Bloodshot Zoas JF Jackolantern Lepto JF Punk Rocker Zoas Cornbred ------------ CB Rock Star Zoas CB Inferno Insano Favia Reefraft ------------ Orange Passion Acro Vivid ----------- Rainbow Acro Tyree ------------ Steve Elias Stag Blue Chalice Zoanthids ----------- Lunar Eclipse Eagle Eyes Sunny D's Keds Reds Utter Chaos Halle Berries Fruit Loops Nuclear Green Palys Dragon eyes Jason Fox Punk Rockers Rastas Cornbread Rockstars Blue Hornets Red Hornets Jason Fox Bloodshots Magicians Mariculture SPS ------------ Teal Acro Green Lantern Bonsai Red Millipora Similar to ORA Chips Teal/yellow fuzzy Wild Caught ------------ Extra long polyp teal Milli Aquaculture SPS ------------ Strawberry Fields Dark Green bushy acro Blue/purple acro Yellow Millipora Dark green/red Millipora Green Ultra Acro Tri-color stag Green stag Blueberry acro Purple Bonsai Orange Montipora Setosa Red Montipora Cap Ultra Green Montipora Cap Mystic Sunset Montipora Fu Man Chu Acro Efflo Mushrooms ------------ Toadstool Mushroom Blue Red Orange Ricordia Teal/yellow Ricordia LPS Corals ------------ Green Frogspawn Aussie Gold Torch Green Hammer Red Cynarina Green Alveopora Pink Alveopora Red Goniopora War Coral Favia Duncan Red Acans Christmas Tree Acans Aussie Elegance Trumpets Aussie Red/Green Blasto Chalice ------------ WWC Rainbow Chalice Tyree (?) Blue Chalice Clams ------------ ORA Blue Maxima ORA Purple Maxima (?) Others ------------ Kenya Tree Sun Coral Clove Polyps Rainbow Cloves Green Star Polyps Pulsing Xenia Scleronephthya Anemone ------------ Orange Rock Flower Rainbow Bubble Tip
Tank Size: 105
Advice: It's an obsession
Description: Mandarin

Rated #4: stgawne

State: Michigan
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #4 out of 1569 Saltwater Fish submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 03/01/2011
Ratings: 7.83
Number of votes: 18
About Yourself: Switched a tank from freshwater to saltwater about 10 years ago and added lots of expensive fish that I couldn't afford...Dumb idea...great tank...sweet fish...couple days later...NO sweet fish...I still had the tank and no money for new fish. START SLOW only put fish in you can afford to loose if something goes wrong...which it will if its your first time.
Fish Kept: Queen Angel, Harlequin Huskfish, Picasso Trigger, Niger Trigger, Lunar Wrasse, Snowflake Eel, Green Wolf Eel (orange female), Foxface, Naso Tang, Bristle Star (over a foot across), long spine urchin, and a Tiger Cowrie snail.
Corals/Plants Kept: ahhhhh...those are expensive...maybe later....I do have algae growing :~)
Tank Size: 180
Advice: ADD FISH SLOWWW...START WITH CHEAP FISH YOUR FIRST TIME DOING SALTWATER...STOP...DON'T RUSH!!! That's the best advise I can give.
Description: Lion Fish

Rated #5: joey87

State: None/Other
Country: Australia Australia Flag
Rank: #5 out of 1569 Saltwater Fish submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 01/24/2013
Ratings: 7.82
Number of votes: 34
Fish Kept: Black and White Ocellaris Clownfish, Sailfin Tang, Green Reef Chromis, Dispar Anthias
Corals/Plants Kept: Heliofungia Favia Bubble coral Tongue coral
Tank Size: 53
Advice: Do your research, don't just blindly follow what your local aquarium employee says is best for you
Description: Black clownfish

Rated #6: AdamLewicki

State: None/Other
Country: Poland Poland Flag
Rank: #6 out of 1569 Saltwater Fish submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 05/07/2010
Ratings: 7.79
Number of votes: 19
Tank Size: 540
Description: macro1

Rated #7: Squeaker

State: West Virginia
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #7 out of 1569 Saltwater Fish submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 01/21/2014
Ratings: 7.73
Number of votes: 41
Corals/Plants Kept: None
Tank Size: 100
Advice: Know what your doing.
Description: Volitan lionfish

Rated #8: JoeBellz

State: Connecticut
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #8 out of 1569 Saltwater Fish submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 04/27/2011
Ratings: 7.72
Number of votes: 25
Quote: go slow, let it grow
Fish Kept: Fish:
1 Banggai Cardinals
1 Harlequin Tusk (Aussie)
1 Ocellaris Clown
1 Coral Beauty Angel
1 Royal Gramma
1 Flame Hawk
1 Yellow Watchman Goby
1 Pearly Yellowhead Jawfish
1 Mandarin Dragonet
1 Green Clown Goby
Clams:
1 Maxima Clam

Inverts:
3 Rose Bubble-Tip Anemone
1 Cleaner Shrimp
40 Nassarius Snails
30 Blue-legged Hermits
20 Tropheus Snails
15 Astrea Snails

Equipment:
70g (30x30x18) cube w/ corner-flo
60lbs Fiji Live Rock
60lbs Aragonite sand
eShopps RS-100 sump
Mag 9.5 return pump
Reef Octopus NW-110 Skimmer
300w Fluval E Heater
Lumenmax 2 Pendant
Galaxy select-a-watt ballast 250w/400w
Radium 20K 250w bulb
Tunze 3155 ATO w/ 10g reservoir
Corals/Plants Kept: Corals
Torch Coral
Duncan Coral
Frogspawn Coral
Sinularia Leather Coral
Multii-colored Mushrooms
Hairy Mushrooms
Pom Pom Xenia Coral
Cabbage Leather Coral
Red Montipora
Green/Purple Star Polyps
Tank Size: 70
Advice: Research, Patience, & Responsibility
Description: My Mandarin Dragonet

Rated #9: jcziegle

State: Iowa
Country: United States United States Flag
Rank: #9 out of 1569 Saltwater Fish submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 12/04/2011
Ratings: 7.71
Number of votes: 24
Quote: I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me. -Winston Churchill
About Yourself: By reefality.com
Fish Kept: Fish: 2 tomato clowns, 1 niger trigger, 1 six line wrasse, 1 pink spot shrimp goby, 2 pajama cardinals, 3 green chromies. Inverts: 1 skunk cleaner shrimp, 1 coral banded shrimp, 50 hermit crabs (red &blue leg mix), 1 sand sifting starfish, 20 various snails
Corals/Plants Kept: Coral: Blue mushrooms, green mushrooms, brown mushroom, 3 zoanthid mats, 1 fifty plus head duncan, 3 various leathers, 1 frogspawn frag Plants: None.
Tank Size: 65
Advice: Don't overcomplicate. Make sure to populate your tank with useful livestock (reef cleaners)!
Description: Pink spot shrimp goby

Rated #10: luisgon

State: None/Other
Country: Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Flag
Rank: #10 out of 1569 Saltwater Fish submitted all-time;
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Submitted: 06/07/2009
Ratings: 7.7
Number of votes: 27
About Yourself: I have 4 aquariums- 125 reef, 55 planted freshwater, 12 Aquapod in my office, 3 gallon cube reef. 20 years + in the hobbie.
Fish Kept: Yellow tang Blue tang Tomato clown Six line wrasse Coral beauty angel Percula clowns-2 Pseudochromis Diadema
Corals/Plants Kept: Frogspawn Hammer Colt Gorgonians Brains Leathers Zoanthids Clove Polyps Waving Xenia Green Star polyps Cabbage leather Kenya tree coral Blue mushrooms etc.
Tank Size: 125
Advice: Patience and perseverance are the must important keys to success.
Description: Blue Tang