Saltwater Fish

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.

Grunts

Grunts adapt to captivity well, though special care is required for some species to start feeding. Small freshwater ghost shrimp work well to entice the fish in this family to start eating.

Grouper

Groupers grow up to 12" in captivity and frequently outgrow the average-sized aquarium. The diet of these fish consists of fish, crustaceans, and cephalopods. A large aquarium with adequate hiding places is necessary to maintain Groupers.

Gobies

Gobies are relatively small fish, usually reaching three inches in captivity. Goby fish species adjust well to aquarium life. A well-sealed lid is a requirement for keeping gobies, as they will jump out of an open aquarium.

Foxface or Rabbit

They are colorful, and have well developed, venomous dorsal and anal fin spines. Use caution when handling these fish, as the spines will inflict a painful sting.

Filefish

Most Filefish grow to around six inches and feed on algae and crustaceans. Filefish do extremely well in captivity and make ideal candidates for the average home aquarium.

Eel

Most Eels reach a size between 24 to 36 inches. Eels feed mostly on fish and crustaceans, and most species adjust well to life in captivity and are very hardy inhabitants.

Dragonet

Colorful and slow-moving these are some of the most interesting fish. Dragonets have special feeding requirements and should be housed in an established aquarium with large amounts of live rock and sand.

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