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Saltwater Fish Care Facts, Information, Profiles & Fish Pictures

From Angelfishes to Wrasses, view pictures of fish and read facts and information about the characteristics, compatibility, dietary requirements, diseases, and more on the captive care of saltwater fish in aquariums and reef tanks through this large collection of articles and profiles, as well as browse the photo gallery of beautiful marine fish pictures for help with identification.
  1. Fish Photo Gallery
  2. Angelfishes (26)
  3. Anthiases & Grammas (8)
  4. Batfish (2)
  5. Blennies (23)
  6. Gobies (45)
  7. Box & Cowfishes (5)
  8. Butterflyfishes (23)
  9. Chromis & Damselfishes (8)
  10. Clownfish/ Anemonefishes (27)
  11. Dottybacks (3)
  12. Eels (28)
  13. Fish Anatomy Diagrams (7)
  14. Groupers & Sea Basses (5)
  15. Hawkfishes (10)
  16. Lion/ Scorpionfishes (8)
  17. Miscellaneous Fishes (6)
  18. More Fish Profile Resources (7)
  19. Parrotfishes (4)
  20. Porcupine & Pufferfishes (14)
  21. Seahorses and Pipefishes (18)
  22. Sharks (10)
  23. Mandarinfishes/ Dragonets (8)
  24. Snappers & Sweetlips (4)
  25. Stingrays & Skates (5)
  26. Tangs & Surgeonfishes (25)
  27. Triggerfishes (11)
  28. Wrasses & Hog Fishes (19)
  29. About Breeding Fish
  30. About Buying/Selecting Fish
  31. Fish & Invert Care Topics
  32. About Fish Acclimation
  33. About Fish Compatibility
  34. About Fish Foods & Feeding
  35. Shop for Fish

Marine Fish and Invertebrate Care Ratings
Throughout our Guide fish and invertebrate profiles a recommended 1 to 4 star care level rating is included. Here are the definitions of those star ratings, which are designed to help you better understand the ease to difficulty of care of marine fishes and invertebrates before you buy them.

92g Fish, Corals and Other Invertebrates
Many beginning reef aquarists wonder what they can put in their tanks that will work. Here is a livestock list of the corals, fish and invertebrates which have worked very well in a 92 gallon bow front aquarium.

Sample Fish & Invertebrate Mix #2
Here is a sample mix of fish and invertebrates which will actually get along in a saltwater aquarium. This sample includes: a Blueface Angelfish, a Hippo Tang, a mated pair of Clark's Clownfish, a Yellowhead Goby, a Yellow Tang, Zebra Turbo Snails and Hermit Crabs. This mix will work well in a 45 to 55 gallon saltwater aquarium. If the Blueface...

Sample Fish & Invertebrate Mix #1
Here is a sample mix of fish and invertebrates which will actually get along in a saltwater aquarium. The tank size can be 12 gallons or more for this sample. The DIY Seahorse Tank has been used for these fish and invertebrates with excellent results. The reason for the taller than normal tank is that Seahorses seem to do better in a tank with more height.

Great Beginner Fish for a Saltwater Aquarium
Populating your first saltwater aquarium can be quite a challenge. You don't want to buy a fish that will be too difficult to begin with and you sure don't want some ugly fish that will just hang around in your tank, taking up space and food. To help you populate your new tank with hardy, beautiful fish, we have highlighted some easier fish that...

Sample Saltwater Aquarium Livestock List #1
Here is a sample of a marine aquarium and its livestock. This tank has been set up and running for some time. The tank includes: a Seahorse, a Mandarinfish, a Firefish, Hermit Crabs and Snails. Also included are suggested filtration and tank information.

Toxin Excreting and Venomous Stinging Fish and Invertebrate Species P…
The Toxin Excreting and Venomous Stinging Fish and Invertebrate Species Profiles Index contains information about marine animals which contain toxins which may affect aquarists and other aquarium inhabitants.

Moorish Idol Profile
A profile of the Moorish Idol (Zanclus cornutus), including photos, scientific name, identification, characteristics and compatibility, diet, maximum size, habitat, minimum tank size, reef tank suitability.

Reef Safe Saltwater Aquarium Fish
Not all saltwater aquarium fish are "reef safe". Many saltwater fish will tear up corals, consume fish and otherwise destroy other tank inhabitants. The saltwater fish species listed below are some (not all by any means) generally considered by experienced reef tank keepers to be safe for reef tanks. Keep in mind that nothing is "foolproof" when...

How many fish can I put in my saltwater aquarium?
FAQ - How many fish can I put in my saltwater aquarium? The number of fish you should be able to keep in your tank depends on several factors. FAQ - How many fish can I put in my saltwater aquarium?

Celebrating Shark Week 2008
In celebration of Discovery Channel's Shark Week event this year, premiering July 27 to August 2, 2008, here you can check to see what programs they will be showing throughout the week, get facts and information on aquarium pet and other sharks, read about some startling, up-close and personal shark encounters, and more.

Saltwater Fish Species Profiles Index
Sorted alphabetically by families from Angelfishes to Wrasses, click on the pictures shown on this index to read individual fish species aquarium care and other profile information about the saltwater fishes in each family group.

FAQ: How Often Should I Feed My Fish?
FAQ: How Often Should I Feed My Fish? Once per day? Twice? Every two days? Here is how often and why.

Reef Tank Safe Janitors
"Tank Janitors" are the critters (fish and invertebrates) that crawl and/or swim around the tank, cleaning up the crud (detritus, uneaten food, undesirable microalgae, etc.) that builds up in a saltwater aquarium, disrupting the biological balance and appearance. "Reef Tank Safe" janitors do it without destroying your corals and other tank mates.

Reef Safe Fish For Your Saltwater Reef Aquarium
Not all fish are "reef safe". Many of them will tear up corals, consume fish and otherwise destroy other tank inhabitants. The fish species listed here are some (not all by any means) generally considered by experienced reef tank keepers to be safe for reef tanks.

4 Basic Feeding Categories of Fishes & Inverts
The first step in solving a problem with a fish, coral or other invertebrate that is NOT eating is to understand what it eats. Debbie and Stan outline the 4 basic feeding categories of fishes and invertebrates - carnivores, omnivores, herbivores, and suspension or filter feeders - then provides tips on feeding the animal once you have determined...

Fish Compatibility - Aggressive Territorial Behavior
A discussion about Territory Protection Behavior, one type of aggression that is most common amongst fish, along with tips on what can be done to help reduce the chances of a new fish getting harassed.

Fish Compatibility - Food Competition Behavior
This article discusses aggression that can stem from food competition, outlining the three basic fish feeding categories, carnivores, herbivores and ominvores, to better understand why fish may act as they do towards one another.

Fish Compatibility - Types of Aggressive Behavior
A discussion about the various types or categories of aggressive fish behavior, to help understand why they may act as they do towards one another.

Guides Fish Care Ratings Chart
Formulated from their personal opinion and experiences of handling marine animals since 1989, and based on the assumption that the animals are in the best of health when you buy them, Debbie and Stan give their fish care rating levels using a 1 to 4 star rating system.

Guides Fish Profiles Index
Here is an index to all of the saltwater fish family and species profiles that your Guides have compiled that contain photos with identification, characteristic, diet, and other information to learn about their captive care.

How To Tips for Feeding Fish & Inverts
Learn how to feed saltwater aquarium fish and other livestock with greater ease and success using these helpful feeding tips from your Guides Debbie and Stan Guides.

Live Foods to Feed Your Fishes
Your Guides Debbie and Stan discussion the various types of live foods one can choose to feed to carnivorous fishes, such as brine shrimp, feeder fishes and crustaceans, as well as plants or algae to feed herbivores and omnivores.

What is Nori, and How is it Used?
From your About Guides Articles Archive, Debbie and Stan explain what nori is, where to buy it, and how to use, store and feed your saltwater fish and other algae eaters with it.

Review of "Cebu Mactan Quality Marine Aquarium Fish" in the P…
Review of "Cebu Mactan Quality Marine Aquarium Fish" in the Philippine Islands by Charles Raabe. "Cebu Mactan Quality Marine Aquarium Fish" is a tropical fish collection company in the Philippine Islands, which collects and ships saltwater tropical fish around the world.

What Is Your Favorite Fish?
We've all had the "fish from hell, at one time or another, but even if there are dozens of fish in our tank, we all have our "favorite fish". Whether it is the one that has the best personality or just looks the best, there is always one in particular that just stands out. What Is Your Favorite Fish? See submissions See submissions

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