7 Saltwater Fish Beginners Should Avoid

7 Saltwater Fish Beginners Should Avoid

Unbeknownst to most novice Saltwater aquarists who consider most fish to be low-maintenance, there are certain precautions and advisory precursors to consider with certain saltwater species. It is imperative for a beginner to keep saltwater fish that have a relatively high tolerance towards environmental changes and as such understand that maintaining an underwater ecosystem can …

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Picasso Trigger (Rhinecanthus aculeatus) Fishkeepers Guide!

Picasso Trigger

Picasso Triggerfish (Rhinecanthus Aculeatus) Essential Care Guide I don’t know about you but I just adore a species of fish that is different, strange, even wacky in some way? Be it their behavior, their looks, or maybe even both, there is something very attractive about an oddball fish! The Picasso Triggerfish (rhinecanthus aculeatus) fits incredibly …

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Antennata Lionfish: Feeding | Breeding | Cost | Care Guide

Antennata Lionfish

There is nothing I love more than a trip to my local marine aquatic store to see all the saltwater beauties that I long to own. Every single one of them swimming around with their glorious color, shape, and size attracts my eye. There is, however, one species in particular that I spend more time …

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Clown Triggerfish: Cost | Size | Lifespan | Tank Mates

clown triggerfish

I don’t know about you, but I am always attracted to the marine fish species with the most fabulous coloration and the feistiest personalities! This makes it no wonder that I love, love, love the Clown Triggerfish (balistoides conspicillum.) With its rather dramatic colors and quirky personality, the Clown Triggerfish is a highly sought-after prize …

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Niger Triggerfish (Odonus niger) – Redtooth Triggerfish

Niger Triggerfish

Have you ever noticed that it’s usually the most attractive fish out there that have less than a stellar reputation? Well, the Niger Triggerfish (Odonus Niger) is no different! Just Google ‘badly behaved marine fish’ and you will come up with a list of articles in which the Niger Triggerfish is described as either ‘troublesome’ …

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Top 13 Saltwater Fish Tank Shrimps – #9 Is Amazing!

top 13 saltwater fish tank shrimps

Are you thinking of buying a Saltwater-Reef Fish Tank and are looking to add something a little different?  Then this article  TOP 13 Saltwater Fish Tank Shrimps might be just what you’re looking for. In this article, we look at the most popular Saltwater shrimps kept in the home aquarium. They all have something different …

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Top 15 Nano Reef Tank Fish – #9 Is a wild card!

NANO REEF TANK FISH

Have you ever wanted to keep saltwater fish but worried about the size of the tank you’ll need or the amount of room you have to house one? Well, we have the perfect answer! A nano reef tank, in this post we’ll show you the Top 15 Nano Reef Tank Fish which would be perfect for …

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Saltwater Fish For Beginners – #7 Is the our favorite!

saltwater fish for beginners

Saltwater or marine fishkeeping as it’s know can be a very expensive hobby if you get it wrong. We’ve heard many stories of people buying the wrong equipment or wrong fish and losing hundreds of dollars and quickly giving up on the whole idea of keeping saltwater fish. This isn’t good for the hobby as …

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13 Cool Saltwater Aquarium Fish – #4 Will Shock you!

13 cool saltwater fish

As saltwater fish keepers we have the privilege of keeping some of the most beautiful and amazing fish in our home aquariums. Cool saltwater fish from around the world with hundreds of amazing fish to choose from. In this post, we have put together a list of 13 cool saltwater fish that you should consider …

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Mimic Saddle Filefish:Diet | Breeding | Sexing | Cost | Care Guide

Mimic Saddle Filefish:Diet | Breeding | Sexing | Cost | Care Guide 7

If fish could get arrested for being a fraud or a fake then this Mimic Saddle Filefish would be in jail. The Mimic Saddle Filefish is not actually a puffer fish at all it’s a Filefish that has developed over many years to look and act like a puffer fish. Why? To protect itself from predators. …

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Picasso Clownfish: Care, Breeding, Feeding,Cost, Guide

picasso clownfish

Like many others, before me, I became more aware of the Clownfish through the wonderful world of Disney and their creation of the film ‘Finding Nemo’. Seeing Nemo’s bright vibrant colors and waggling little bum really made me fall in love! Go on, you can admit it, I bet you did too? We have put …

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Pink Margin Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus rubrimarginatus)

pink margin fairy wrasse

This is the complete guide to keeping Pink Margin Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus rubrimarginatus) which is one of my all-time favorite Saltwater Wrasses. Originating from southern Japan through to Indonesia these brightly colored wrasses make a beautiful addition to any saltwater reef tank. But are they easy to keep and are they compatible in every type of …

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Emperor Angelfish: Size | Origin | Lifespan |Cost | Care Guide

adult emperor angelfish

The Emperor Angelfish (Pomacanthus imperator) has long been thought of as one of the most desirable saltwater fish for any aquarist to own.  It’s not surprising when you see a fully grown adult in full color, they are simply stunning. Their colors and patterns change from a Juvenile size fish and then again when it …

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Magnificent Foxface: Care | Cost | Diet | Breeding |Species Profile

Magnificent Foxface rabbit fish

The Magnificent Foxface or Magnificent Rabbitfish, Red Fin Foxface, or Andaman Foxface as it is also known, looks nothing like any other saltwater fish that you will ever own. Its distinctive white head with a black band that runs through it and amazing rusty red looking body make this fish truly spectacular. These fish are …

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Black Bandit Angelfish (Apolemichthys arcuatus) Complete Care Guide!

black bandit angelfish

If you’re looking to add some variety into your marine saltwater tank and money is no object, then look no further than the amazing Black Bandit Angelfish ( Apolemichthys arcuatus).  These expensive but stunning fish add a variety of color to any aquarium. Most people have the standard Angelfish that are blue and yellow but these …

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Warty Frogfish – Care|Diet|Sexing|Breeding|Cost

warty frogfish

The warty Frogfish or Wartskin Angler is an amazing saltwater fish that can change colors and patterns as a form of camouflage. They can blend into their surroundings effortlessly. Their colors can change depending on the surroundings they are sitting on or resting on. Their color can be white, cream, orange, black, brown and even …

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Green Clown Goby ( Care,Size,Diet,Lifespan) Guide

Breeding pair of clown goby

The amazing looking Green Clown Goby – Gobiodon atrangulatus is one of our favorite saltwater marine fish. Just look at that face, how could you not love this fish. Gobiodon atrangulatus or Earspot Coral Goby as it’s sometimes known is perfect for any community saltwater aquarium. However, they will nip at soft corals. They won’t harm …

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Jewel Damselfish: Size-Diet-Care-Cost-Guide

jewel damselfish-fishleepingforever

The Jewel Damselfish is a lovely looking little saltwater fish, but is it suitable for any Saltwater fish tank? In our experience this small and innocent looking damselfish often become small bullies and will dominate your tank. Upon adding these fish, which by the way should only ever be kept singly in a tank less than …

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Orchid Dottyback: Complete Care, Diet, and Setup Guide

orchid dottyback

Do you want to add some color to your reef tank? Then look no further than the Orchid Dottyback (Pseudochromis Fridmani) which are sometimes referred to as Fridman’s Dottyback or Fridman’s Pseudochromis. These captivity breed saltwater fish add color and personality to any saltwater tank. Here is everything you’ll need to know before adding one …

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Raccoon Butterflyfish: The complete care, diet, and setup guide

Raccoon Butterflyfish: The complete care, diet, and setup guide 8

When I first started keeping Saltwater fish I always wanted to keep a Raccoon butterflyfish but I was put off by many people who said they were not suitable for my first Butterflyfish. They were wrong!  Racoon Butterflyfish are an excellent choice even for beginners. Butterflyfish and in particular the Raccoon Butterflyfish are very easy …

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