Favorite Salt Water Fish

Apr 3, 2010
Seattle, WA
I always favored ones that were a conversation piece. The one that comes to mind is pufferfish. Not the best picture but one that is easy to post from wikipedia article:

Next would be Shark. People are just fascinated when the shark is there plus other fish.
Apr 3, 2010
Seattle, WA
As I said elsewhere, I know enough about this stuff to be dangerous! :D

Seriously, as they say, it is all matter of size. If the other fish is bigger than the Shark, they won't get eaten.


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Apr 21, 2010
Manila, Philippines
The Mandarin fish is a beauty. If I had the dedication for a tank. I would definitely have one of these.

Lion Fish being predators however glide all over the tank majestically and you don't have to go looking for them in the nooks and crannies. I remember dear Grandpa's talk where he had two of them. They always seemed to be performing some kind of Circ du Soleil surreal thing.
Sep 1, 2011
Maroon clowns are a lot of fun, especially if you have a mated pair. Mine lasted about 10 years. I recommend tank-raised. They go well in a bubble-tipped anemone, which is pretty much the only one that you can get that is captivity propagated.

Purple tangs are hardy and beautiful, if you can find a decent specimen.

Purple fire-fish are kind of cool.


New Member
Apr 14, 2018
Indianapolis, Indiana
I agree on Maroon Clowns, or most any of the Clowns. I also am fond of the Flame Angels. Even cheap and cheerful Yellow-Tailed Damsels are quite fun.

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