Saltwater Fish

Wrasse

They are some of the most colorful of the moderately-sized saltwater fish that can be incorporated into an aquarium. Many of these wrasse species are very active by nature and are nearly always swimming out in the open, adding activity and beauty to either a reef or peaceful fish-only aquarium.

Triggerfish

Triggerfish are very hardy specimens that adapt well to aquarium life if provided with a large tank and ample hiding places. Reaching an average size of 6-10" in the home aquarium and often become very aggressive toward the same species and other tank mates.

Tang

Commonly referred to as Surgeonfish, they make a wonderful addition to the reef or fish only aquarium. If more than one species of Tang is going to be kept, introduce different genera and different-sized specimens simultaneously to limit

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.

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