For saltwater aquarium enthusiasts, there’s nothing quite like the beauty and grace of an angelfish. These gentle creatures come in a wide variety of shapes and colors, making them a popular choice for reef tanks. If you’re looking to add some angel fish to your tank, here are 15 awesome species to choose from! (With pictures!). Before we get started, let’s talk about the species and where they come from.
The Siamese fighting fish is a fish that gets so many aquarists hooked on this wonderful hobby. They are not only beginners fish, however. Bettas come in a huge range of types and colors, which makes collecting them an awesome activity!
The wrasse family, Labridae, contains some of the most colorful and most popular species of fish in the marine hobby. Of the 600 known wrasse species in the wild, many wrasse types stay small, making them a perfect addition to most aquarium setups; one exception to this is the humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) which can grow to be 90 inches long!
Tangs are one of the most recognizable species of marine fish, perhaps second only to the clownfish. One of the most notable members of this group is a hippo tang (Paracanthurus hepatus) named Dory from Pixar’s Finding Nemo.
If you’ve ever been to a pet store, you’ve probably been amazed by schools of tiny neon-colored fish in their tanks- tetra fish. These small fish are easily one of the most popular choices for tropical freshwater aquariums.
Clownfish are one of, if not, the most popular fish in all of the aquarium hobby. These saltwater fish have been made popular by Pixar’s animated film, Finding Nemo, but their bright colors and easy care secure their spot at number one. There are many types of clownfish that you can purchase due to breeder efforts.
Did you know there are over 1600 types of cichlids? If you’re looking for fish with beautiful colors, fascinating behavior, and plenty of personality, look no further than the cichlids. This diverse group of freshwater fish has been popular with aquarists for decades, and it comes as no surprise.