Saltwater Fish


Dottybacks, are brightly colored, and reach a size of three inches. They are very hardy aquarium specimens that adjust well to captivity. Dottybacks feed on plankton, small crustaceans, worms and will accept most prepared foods.


Known by their bright colors and elongated bodies, Dartfish make a great addition to a peaceful saltwater community or reef tank. They need plenty of hiding spots and at least 2" of substrate.


The average size of most Damselfish is two inches. They are often used to break in or cycle new aquariums. The majority of these fish are highly territorial, and may become aggressive toward other tankmates.


The average Clownfish is three inches and most are brightly colored with white stripes on the head or side of the body. This group of fish is extremely hardy, and is well suited to life in the average aquarium.


The average size Cardinalfish in captivity is two inches. These are great additions to a peaceful aquarium, usually adapting well. Extensive rock and coral should allow the fish to retreat from other tankmates.


Butterflyfish reach an adult size of six inches in captivity. The captive care of this group of fish varies a great deal due to the special feeding requirements (live coral polyp) of some species.


Most Batfish can reach a size of around 15 inches in captivity and adapt well to the average home aquarium. Batfish grow extremely fast and an adequately sized tank with plenty of swimming room must be considered.


Reaching an average length of two inches in captivity, Basslets are colorful, hardy, and generally peaceful, although they may become territorial.


Most Anthias fish species are relatively hardy, but require food often in order to thrive in the home aquarium. Due to the complex social structure of Anthias, it is advisable to keep one specimen per tank.