Livestock

Squirelfish

Reaching a size of around five inches in captivity, Squirrelfish do best when maintained in a small group. Their diet includes small fish, plankton, and other invertebrates.

Seahorse

Seahorses are relatively hardy and adjust well to life in captivity if maintained in water conditions with low current and plenty of branching gorgonias, algae, or coral decorations.

Rays

Most rays that are available for the home aquarium are found on or around coral reefs, rocky reefs, or lagoons. In captivity, vitamin-enriched frozen squid, live ghost shrimp, and other meaty foods.

Puffer

Most species of Puffers reach approximately eight inches in length with the exception of the Canthigaster Puffers, which reach an average size of only three inches.

Pipefish

Pipefish reach an average of eight inches. Pipefish are relatively hardy and adjust well to aquarium life if maintained in water conditions with low current and plenty of branching gorgonias, algae, or coral decorations.

Lionfish

The size of these fish varies, but most members reach an average length of seven inches in ptivity. Lions and Scorpions are hardy fish that adapt well to life in captivity.

Jawfish

Comical, entertaining, and peaceful, Jawfish make a great addition to any saltwater community or reef aquarium. They will construct a burrow in aquarium substrate.

Hogfish

Hogfish feed on small fish, shellfish, and crustaceans. They are very hardy aquarium dwellers. Give Hogfish a well-sealed lid, ample hiding places, and plenty of swimming room.

Hawkfish

Most Hawkfish reach a size of three inches and are hardy specimens that adjust well to aquarium life. Keep in mind that while Hawkfish do well in reef aquariums, they will eat smaller shrimp and fish.

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