Everyone who has set up their first saltwater aquarium has asked the question: "Which fish are the best to start with?"
There are a lot more things to consider with a marine fish than there are with a freshwater fish. Primarily, saltwater fish are more finicky than freshwater fish. Some fish are just plain easier than others, the more difficult fish are better left until your tank has settled in and you have more experience.
To help you populate your new tank with terrific fish which can make your new saltwater tank an instant success, we have highlighted some of the easier fish.
More: Reef Safe Fish are fish which will not destroy your corals and other reef tank inhabitants. Even if you don't have a reef tank (yet), plan ahead for the potential.
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