Top 11 - 20 Saltwater Fish 2006

Rated #11: Saltwater Fish - Pomacanthus Imperator - Imperator Angelfish Stocking In 75 Gallons Tank

Rated #11: Saltwater Fish - Pomacanthus Imperator - Imperator Angelfish Stocking In 75 Gallons Tank - Juvenile imperator angelfish.  
Image captured at local fish store.
One day I will set up a tank for these stunning fish.
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #11 out of 89 Saltwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.92
Number of votes: 51
About Yourself: I'm crazy in love with fish. Google "Future-PhD" for my fish photography!
Fish Kept: Pseudotropheus elongatus Usisya Pseudotropheus saulosi Pseudotropheus zebra cobalt (maylandia callainos) Pseudotropheus demasoni Placidochromis phenochilus Labeochromis fuelleborni Cynotilapia afra Mbweca Cynotilapia afra Hai Reef Synodontis multipunctatus Lamprologous occelatus
Corals/Plants: none
Tank Size: 75 gallons
Advice: It's a good idea to research fish species before choosing fish, and join forums, read books, ask questions, and definatly learn about water chemistry before you set up. Give "fishless cycling" a try.
Description: Juvenile imperator angelfish. Image captured at local fish store. One day I will set up a tank for these stunning fish.

Rated #12: Saltwater Fish - Acanthurus Sohal - Sohal Tang Stocking In 75 Gallons Tank

Rated #12: Saltwater Fish - Acanthurus Sohal - Sohal Tang Stocking In 75 Gallons Tank - my 8-9" sohal tang
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #12 out of 89 Saltwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.91
Number of votes: 54
Quote: bla-bla-bla
About Yourself: finaly down to 3 tanks 7 was a job not a hobby
Fish Kept: sohal tang sebae clown damsels engineer goby
Corals/Plants: toad stool frogs pawn bubble coral 7 kinds of shrooms some others
Tank Size: 75 gallons
Advice: ??????????????????
Description: my 8-9" sohal tang

Rated #13: Saltwater Fish - Chiloscyllium Punctatum - Cat Shark, Black Banded Stocking In 300 Gallons Tank

Rated #13: Saltwater Fish - Chiloscyllium Punctatum - Cat Shark, Black Banded Stocking In 300 Gallons Tank - Banded Shark
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #13 out of 89 Saltwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.9
Number of votes: 59
Quote: Far better it is to dare mighty things to win glorious triumphs even though checkered with failure, than to ranks with the poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much because they live in the grey twilight that knows no victory nor defeat
Fish Kept: Banded Shark 7" Vlamingi Tang 5" Foxface Lo 4" Blue Devil Damsel 2.5" Bicolor Chromis 1" (4) Yellowtail Damsels 1" Blue Green Chromis 1" (2) Turbo Snails Horseshoe Crab Blueleg Hermit Crab
Corals/Plants: N/A
Tank Size: 300 gallons
Advice: Persistence is key. I have had more people than I can count tell me Im too inexperienced or too young or that it is too hard and I couldnt keep sharks or have a 300 gallon tank. Be true to yourself! Throughout the whole time I stuck to what I wanted not what other people wanted. Set high goals. If you want a huge tank or cool fish you have to have high goals. As soon as you compromise your dreams is as soon as you are going to not have the dream tank you want.
Description: Banded Shark

Rated #14: Saltwater Fish - Sphaeramia Nematoptera - Spotted Cardinalfish Stocking In 110 Gallons Tank

Rated #14: Saltwater Fish - Sphaeramia Nematoptera - Spotted Cardinalfish Stocking In 110 Gallons Tank - PJ Cardinal in my reef tank.
State:None/Other
Country:Puerto Rico
Rank: #14 out of 89 Saltwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.78
Number of votes: 50
Fish Kept: Fish: sailfin tang, flame angel, keyhole angel, red-tail trigger, marine beta, flame hawkfish, spotted hawkfish, foxface rabbitfish, green mandarin, redlip blenny, canary blenny, spotted mandarin, yellow watchman goby, engineer gobies, spotted cardinals, green chromis. Invertebrates: crocea clam, derasa clam, sally lightfoot crab, emerald crab, feather duster worms, assorted snails, assorted shrimp, assorted starfish, assorted hermit crabs.
Corals/Plants: LPS corals: green frogspawn, hammer coral, anchor coral, torch coral, green open brain, red open brain, scolymia brain, bubble coral, green bubble coral, orange sun coral, flowerpot coral, pagoda coral. Soft corals: Colt coral, neon mump leather, toadstool leather, finger leather, rasta leather. Polyps: richordea mushrooms (orange, green, blue), green-stripe mushrooms, bull’s-eye mushrooms, purple mushrooms, green mushrooms, hairy mushrooms, green star polyps, button polyps, clove polyps.
Tank Size: 110 gallons
Description: PJ Cardinal in my reef tank.

Rated #15: Saltwater Fish - Pterois Volitans - Volitan Lionfish Stocking In 65 Gallons Tank

Rated #15: Saltwater Fish - Pterois Volitans - Volitan Lionfish Stocking In 65 Gallons Tank - Lionfish - The large dark one is a male (I think) and the smaller white one in the back is a female (I think) because they have "courted" each other many times.
State:None/Other
Country:China
Rank: #15 out of 89 Saltwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.76
Number of votes: 59
Quote: Stop looking at me, I'm trying to be steathy!
Fish Kept: Too many to remember (haven't had a death for 2 years though - well apart from the little bluedevil damsel eaten by my big lionfish).
Corals/Plants: I'll get back to you on that one.
Tank Size: 65 gallons
Advice: Do not rush the water conditioning process. Many people (myself included) cannot wait to get more fish when they start, so they just add heaps of fish very quickly. This just messes up the water chem (too much ammonia) and the fish just die. So wait and don't put too many fish in at the beginning and don't ever put too many fish in at one time (wait at least 2 weeks between fish to let your filter(s) balance the new ammonia load). And wait at least 1 month for the tank to cycle (when you first set up the tank - at this time, DO NOT add any fish...you only need 1 or 2 damsels to help the cycling process...no more! or it will kill the process and make it longer). You need live rock and a protein skimmer, so get them fast. Oh and get a tank with a sump built in if you can afford it, it is really hard to add them later (I know). Lastly: Read, read, read and read...
Description: Lionfish - The large dark one is a male (I think) and the smaller white one in the back is a female (I think) because they have "courted" each other many times.

Rated #16: Saltwater Fish - Heterodontus Francisci - Horn Shark Stocking In 240 Gallons Tank

Rated #16: Saltwater Fish - Heterodontus Francisci - Horn Shark Stocking In 240 Gallons Tank - This is my show size Harlequin tusk "Big Tiggah" & My Horn Shark "Gambit"! Hope you like.
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #16 out of 89 Saltwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.76
Number of votes: 50
Quote: Go Big or Go Home!
Fish Kept: 8" Gold Hawaii Puffer, 11" Porcupine puffer, 2 Lg Volitans Lionfish, 12" Broomtail Red Sea Wrasse, Blonde Naso Tang, 18" Horn Shark, 7" Harlequin Tusk Wrasse, 7" Blue Hippo Tang, 6" Clown Trigger
Corals/Plants: Assorted dead corals.
Tank Size: 240 gallons
Advice: Ask a ton of questions. Find someone you can trust, then constantly pick their brain.
Description: This is my show size Harlequin tusk "Big Tiggah" & My Horn Shark "Gambit"! Hope you like.

Rated #17: Saltwater Fish - Cryptocentrus Cinctus - Yellow Watchman Goby Stocking In 20 Gallons Tank

Rated #17: Saltwater Fish - Cryptocentrus Cinctus - Yellow Watchman Goby Stocking In 20 Gallons Tank - Yellow Watchman Goby
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #17 out of 89 Saltwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.75
Number of votes: 44
Quote: Tomorrow is a new day
About Yourself: Started this hobby 1.5 years ago and it turned into an obsession! I really enjoy to come home and tinker with the tank each day. Everything is doing incredible. I even frag and give them to the local fish store.
Fish Kept: Percula clown pair Yellow Citron Goby. Yellow Watchman Goby Pistol Shrimp Purple Firefish 2 Yellow striped clingfish 6 sexy shrimp 1 skunk shrimp
Corals/Plants: See Photos.
Tank Size: 20 gallons
Advice: Monitor all parameters! Watch nitrates.
Description: Yellow Watchman Goby

Rated #18: Saltwater Fish - Pterosynchiropus Splendidus Var. - Red Mandarin Stocking In 125 Gallons Tank

Rated #18: Saltwater Fish - Pterosynchiropus Splendidus Var. - Red Mandarin Stocking In 125 Gallons Tank - Pterosynchiropus splendidus
State:None/Other
Country:Sweden
Rank: #18 out of 89 Saltwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.61
Number of votes: 64
Quote: yes
Fish Kept: Lot of tangs
Tank Size: 125 gallons
Advice: take it easy
Description: Pterosynchiropus splendidus

Rated #19: Saltwater Fish - Antennarius Sp. - Red/orange Angler Stocking In 90 Gallons Tank

Rated #19: Saltwater Fish - Antennarius Sp. - Red/orange Angler Stocking In 90 Gallons Tank - 5" FROGFISH---NAMED BUBBA!!!!!!!!
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #19 out of 89 Saltwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.6
Number of votes: 50
Quote: PATIENCE IS KEY
Fish Kept: FROGFISH, SAILFIN TANG, BLUE MANDARIN, 2 PORCELAIN CRABS, WHITE ANEMONE CRAB, 2 SERPEANT STARS, TIGER CUCUMBER, VARIOUS SNAILS AND HERMITS
Corals/Plants: BRAIN CORAL RASTA LEATHER, MAXIMA CLAM, BTA,LTA, PURPLE FINGER LEATHER VARIOUS MUSHROOMS-- RICORDIAS, GREEN AND RED DISCOMAS, STRIPED AND MORE A FEW ZOAS, XENIA, COLT CORAL,YELLOW GORGORAINS, LG. GREEN TOADSTOOL, GALAXIA, FROGSPAWN, HAMMER CORAL, FEATHER DUSTERS.
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Advice: PATIENCE!!!!!!!!
Description: 5" FROGFISH---NAMED BUBBA!!!!!!!!

Rated #20: Saltwater Fish - Zebrasoma Veliferum - Sailfin Tang Stocking In 170 Gallons Tank

Rated #20: Saltwater Fish - Zebrasoma Veliferum - Sailfin Tang Stocking In 170 Gallons Tank - sailfin tang
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #20 out of 89 Saltwater Fish submitted 2006
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Submitted:
Ratings: 5.56
Number of votes: 45
Quote: Excellent!
About Yourself: I got into the hobby by a close friend. Basically he bought me my first fish. A betta, red, blue and black. After that i got into south american ciclids, Jack dempsey, oscar and others. soon graduated to brackish fish, needle nose gar, datnoid, puffers, scats, bichirs (not brackish, but adaptable)knife fish. Then i got a job at the local pet store. I learned the basics to salt water and gradually increased to a preportional size. Now i have a couple of years behind my belt in aquatics, Salt and fresh. But there is so much knowledge to be had and developed, i will never stop learning. I love to encourage and give advice to new reefers I have a small buisiness setting up and servicing reef tanks and love to problem solve.
Fish Kept: 3 Black Percula, 4 green chromis, 3 3-spot damsel, Pacific Blue Surgion, Sailfin Tang, Vlimingii unicornfish, Royal Gramma, Flame Cardinal, Black Sailfin blenny, Yellow headed gobie, Orange dartfish, 6-line wrasse, Emerald crabs, 2 arrow crabs, skunk cleaner shrimps, peppermint shrimp, hermit crabs, astrea snails, Refugium: Green wolf eel, Horshoe crab, Decorator crabs (spider, and short leg) Marine betta
Corals/Plants: Green Carpet anemone, Green Bubble tip aneamone, Rose aenemony Pearl coral , Bubble coral (Green and White), Frog spawn (branching), Green Montipora , scroll coral, Green Stag Acropora, White acropora, orange montipora, "superman" moat danae montipora. Blue polyp montipora White Sinularia, Ass. colors of polyps, Pink, green and purple people eaters, Yellow and green star pollyp, Leather coral, Giant cup mushroom, Daisy pollyp, Pinnaple coral, fox coral, galaxea coral, assorted ricordia, dicosoma, and rhodactus mushrooms, Refugium: feather, bubble/disc, red bubble caulerpa, Bladed sea grass other Assorted macro and micro algea
Tank Size: 170 gallons
Advice: Read and go slow
Description: sailfin tang

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