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The banggai cardinalfish comes from Indonesia. The banggai cardinalfish is a good fish for the beginner. It can be a good reef tank fish.
The bursa triggerfish comes from Indo-Pacific Ocean region. The bursa triggerfish will become an aggressive fish. It is best in a fish only tank.
Most butterflyfish are strikingly marked. Many have the “false” eye on its body that is believed to confuse predators in the wild. Many butterflyfish are not ideal reef tank fish.
The cleaner wrasse comes from the Indo-Pacific ocean region. This is an attractive dwarf wrasse that should do well in a mature saltwater aquarium. They are (if healthy) active members of a tank. They will continually attempt to clean parasites and groom other fish.
The domino damselfish, also known as threespot dascyllus, comes from the Indo-Pacific ocean region. This is an popular fish used for cycling new aquariums. As these fish mature they will become more aggressive and problematic to smaller or milder species.
Firefish Goby - Nemateleotris magnifica is an easy fish to maintain and is also reef safe
The foxface rabbitfish comes from the Western Pacific. The spines on the foxface rabbitfish are poisonous so care must be exercised when working near them. This is a good fish for the beginner
The green mandarinfish comes from the West-Pacific ocean region. They are bottom dwelling fish. The green mandarinfish will do best in an aquarium that has plenty of active and health live rock and live sand that maintains populations of brine shrimp, worms etc.
Marine Angelfish are some of the most attractive fish available in the marine hobby. One of the interesting things about the larger Angelfish is their remarkable transformation from the juvenile coloration into their adult coloration. In general though, the dwarf species in the Genus Centropyge are hardier than the larger varieties. As always, be sure to do some research into the specific species that interests you. Angelfish need to be introduced after the tank has been cycled.
The marine betta comes from the Indo-Pacific ocean region. This is a different looking fish with a good reputation for being hardy rarely affected by disease or poor water quality. It is also known to be a predatory fish.
Percula clownfish is the most commonly seen Clownfish in the hobby. Its body is bright orange with three vertical white bands edged in black. All fins are also edged in black.
The royal gramma is a rather beautiful small fish. The royal gramma is a good fish for the beginner. It can be a good reef tank fish
Surgeonfish and Tangs
The Surgeonfish family consists of fish which are colorful, thin-bodied, and usually have an oval shape. These fish have long continuous dorsal and anal fins and crescent tailfins. The scalpel at the base of their tailfin is very sharp and is used by the fish for protection from predators as well as a way of establishing itself with other fish.
The tomato clownfish comes from the tropical Western Pacific Ocean. They are a hardy fish and are good fish for the beginner. The tomato clown can be used when maturing a tank.
Yellowhead Moray eel
The yellowhead moray eel is a rather beautiful eel. The yellowhead moray eel will grow to over 3 feet. It is not a good reef tank fish since it will eat or harass invertebrates
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