Top 10 Saltwater Fish 2012

Rated #1: Saltwater Fish - Paracanthurus Hepatus - Blue Tang Stocking In 65 Gallons Tank

Rated #1: Saltwater Fish - Paracanthurus Hepatus - Blue Tang Stocking In 65 Gallons Tank - HIPPIE
MY 2YR OLD BLUE HIPPO
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #1 out of 27 Saltwater Fish submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 7.54
Number of votes: 26
Quote: YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE
About Yourself: HIGH VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR, HARD WORKING, NEW FATHER, SPORT ENTHUSIAST, OUTDOORSMAN... WISH I COULD FISH ON MY BOAT EVERY DAY
Fish Kept: BLOND NASO,YELLOW HAWAIIAN,BLUE HIPPO,MAROON CLOWN,MIDAS BLENNY,BANJAI CARDINAL,FIRE FISH,GREEN MANDARIN,BLUE FACED GOBY,ROYAL GRAMMA,SIX LINE WRASSE,(3)ENGINEER GOBIES,(4)BLUE CHROMIS, CLAMS,(3)SHRIMP(CLEANER,BLOOD&BANDED CORAL) STARS,SNAILS,HERMITS
Corals/Plants: TOADSTOOL,CONDY ANENOME,DEVILS HAND,XENIAS,HAMMER,FROGSPAWN,LEATHER,ACANS,ZOAS,DENDROS,SUN POLYPS,MUSHROOMS,FUNGIAS,BLASTOS,GEOGORGIAN,BRAINS,TUBS
Tank Size: 65 gallons
Advice: TAKE IT SLOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWW
Description: HIPPIE MY 2YR OLD BLUE HIPPO

Rated #2: Saltwater Fish - Pterapogon Kauderni Stocking In 90 Gallons Tank

Rated #2: Saltwater Fish - Pterapogon Kauderni Stocking In 90 Gallons Tank - tank bred banggai cardinalfish
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #2 out of 27 Saltwater Fish submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 7.26
Number of votes: 31
Fish Kept: Bristletooth Tomini Tang, Ocellaris Clownfish, Black and White Ocellaris Clownfish, Yellowhead Jawfish x2, banngai cardinalfish x2, lamark's angel, bartlett's anthias x3, aurora goby
Corals/Plants: monti cap, monti digitada, pagoda cup, frogspawn, lobophylia, acropora, acans, duncans, chalice, symphylia, favia, turbinaria
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Advice: Don't rely on the people at the fish store to give you an education.
Description: tank bred banggai cardinalfish

Rated #3: Saltwater Fish - Choerodon Fasciatus - Harlequin Tusk Stocking In 180 Gallons Tank

Rated #3: Saltwater Fish - Choerodon Fasciatus - Harlequin Tusk Stocking In 180 Gallons Tank - Harlequin Wrasse
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #3 out of 27 Saltwater Fish submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.91
Number of votes: 23
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: ahhhhh...those are expensive...maybe later....I do have algae growing :~)
Tank Size: 180 gallons
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: Harlequin Wrasse

Rated #4: Saltwater Fish - Sphaeramia Nematoptera - Spotted Cardinalfish ( Stocking In 29 Gallons Tank

Rated #4: Saltwater Fish - Sphaeramia Nematoptera - Spotted Cardinalfish ( Stocking In 29 Gallons Tank - Pajama Cardinal that would not turn to have his picture taken
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #4 out of 27 Saltwater Fish submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.7
Number of votes: 23
Fish Kept: Naso Tang, Pajama Cardinals, Flameback Angel.
Corals/Plants: Finger Leather and many different mushrooms
Tank Size: 29 gallons
Advice: Just take it slow, it's not a race.
Description: Pajama Cardinal that would not turn to have his picture taken

Rated #5: Saltwater Fish - Zebrasoma Flavescens - Yellow Tang - Hawaii Stocking In 90 Gallons Tank

Rated #5: Saltwater Fish - Zebrasoma Flavescens - Yellow Tang - Hawaii Stocking In 90 Gallons Tank - My 90 gal
State:None/Other
Country:Trinidad Tobago
Rank: #5 out of 27 Saltwater Fish submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.52
Number of votes: 29
Fish Kept: • One Hippo Tang, One Yellow Tang, One six line wrasse, One Coral Beauty & three Evan's Anthias
Corals/Plants: 17 different types
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Advice: Don't keep fish !!!! keep your water !!!!
Description: My 90 gal

Rated #6: Saltwater Fish - Naso Lituratus - Naso Tang Stocking In 120 Gallons Tank

Rated #6: Saltwater Fish - Naso Lituratus - Naso Tang Stocking In 120 Gallons Tank - Naso Tang and Kuda Seahorse are Lovers!
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #6 out of 27 Saltwater Fish submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.26
Number of votes: 23
Quote: "Fish are Friends Not Food."
About Yourself: :) addicted to my tank. Special thanks to SeaCave in Erie, Pa
Fish Kept: 1 Harelquin Tuskfish 1 Naso Tang Blue hippo tang Yellow tang 1 Kuda Seahorse 5 Stripped Cardinals 2 Green Mandarin Gobies 1 Red HawkFish 1 Harlequin Shrimp 3 Anenomies 2 Giant Clams lots of Starfish and lots of crabs
Corals/Plants: 2 Meaty Brains Duncans Orange tree Sponge Torch corals Hammer corals Colt corals Kenya trees waving hands zoanthids mushrooms frogsspawn chili coral sun coral dendrophylia flower pots candy coral some other randoms
Tank Size: 120 gallons
Advice: :) Just Keep Swimming
Description: Naso Tang and Kuda Seahorse are Lovers!

Rated #7: Saltwater Fish - Nemateleotris Decora - Firefish, Purple Stocking In 90 Gallons Tank

Rated #7: Saltwater Fish - Nemateleotris Decora - Firefish, Purple Stocking In 90 Gallons Tank - Our Purple Firefish Couple
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #7 out of 27 Saltwater Fish submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.12
Number of votes: 25
Fish Kept: 2 Ocellaris Clowns-1 Black 1 Orange 1 Purple Tank 2 Purple Fire Fish 1 Mandarin Goby
Corals/Plants: Orange Cap Green Duncans Red Blasto Peach Blasto (with recent spawning 10 total) Orange Tip Torch Purple Plate Orange Plate Blue Pulsing Xenia Purple Feather Duster Green Feather Duster Eagle Eye Zoanthids Pink Zoanthids
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Advice: Try to take your time, its hard but its beneficial in the long run for a thriving reef tank.
Description: Our Purple Firefish Couple

Rated #8: Saltwater Fish - Amblyeleotris Guttata - Orange Spotted Goby Stocking In 60 Gallons Tank

Rated #8: Saltwater Fish - Amblyeleotris Guttata - Orange Spotted Goby Stocking In 60 Gallons Tank - orange spotted goby paired with pistol shrimp.
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #8 out of 27 Saltwater Fish submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.09
Number of votes: 22
Quote: I love this hobbie
About Yourself: I started my tank about 3 months ago and i'm loving it.
Fish Kept: Drangon pipe fish,Chevron Tang,Engineer Goby,Orange Spotted Goby with a paired pistol shrimp.
Corals/Plants: Many diff zoo's,Open brain,and many more to come.
Tank Size: 60 gallons
Advice: My advice for new hobbyists take your time do little by little and seat back and enjoy the hobby.
Description: orange spotted goby paired with pistol shrimp.

Rated #9: Saltwater Fish - Ecsenius Midas - Midas Blenny Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank

Rated #9: Saltwater Fish - Ecsenius Midas - Midas Blenny Stocking In 55 Gallons Tank - Midas Blenny
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #9 out of 27 Saltwater Fish submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6.06
Number of votes: 31
Fish Kept: Ocellaris Clowns, Midas Blenny, Fairy Wrasse, Scopas tang, Royal Gramma
Corals/Plants: SPS birdsnest, monti cap, monti digi LPS frogspawn, Duncans, candycane coral Zoanthids, toadstool, assorted mushrooms, ricordea
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Advice: Go slowly and don't use tap water
Description: Midas Blenny

Rated #10: Saltwater Fish - Opistognathus Rosenblatti - Jawfish, Blue Dot Stocking In 120 Gallons Tank

Rated #10: Saltwater Fish - Opistognathus Rosenblatti - Jawfish, Blue Dot Stocking In 120 Gallons Tank - jawfish
State:None/Other
Country:United States
Rank: #10 out of 27 Saltwater Fish submitted 2012
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Submitted:
Ratings: 6
Number of votes: 29
About Yourself: I love to scuba dive, and this is as close as I can get in Michigan.I am a registered nurse and love science, so balancing my tank comes naturally
Fish Kept: fox face, blenny, gobies, fire fish cardinals, 6 line wrasse, hippo tang, pair gsm clowns,jaw fish
Corals/Plants: mostly soft and lps, just starting a few sps frags
Tank Size: 120 gallons
Advice: it is very time consuming and expensive, and addictive.Dip your corals before you put them in the tank!! this is what my tank looked like before I got sea spiders-killed half of the corals. Use Coral Rx!
Description: jawfish
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