Popular marine aquarium fish


clown fish

Some of the most popular among fans — the family Pomacentridae. This reef inhabitants of subtropical and tropical seas. Look these fish are thick and sturdy, they have a very bright color. But a real favorite of aquarists is a clown fish due to its small size and high resistance to harmful factors and diseases. It draws the family and its unusual behavior. For example, a clown fish can coexist with poisonous polyps. The reasons for this cohabitation still remains a mystery to scientists.

Clown and anemone form a symbiotic relationship. At first the fish allows itself a little sting, and then produces a protective substance and lives near poisonous

clowns in anemones

polyp without fear of predators. The clown “cares” for his Actinia, removing remnants of food, mellowing, water and even attracting other animals to food to the polyp. So anemone and clown fish provide mutual protection and benefit. The clownfish eats zooplankton and algae.

Another amazing present to view orange amphiprion. It is a bright fish in a large orange and white stripes. In one pack there is always only one breeding pair and several smaller males. They are not able to reproduce and still not clear of their role.

View of clown, which became popular after the release of the cartoon “!Finding Nemo”

In osnovaniye — loving, especially if your pond is only one flock under one polyp. Although it is recommended to have Actinia not one, but two, for a possible new family.

Most Pomacentrid feed on crustaceans, worms and echinoderms, some plankton and algae. They are very mobile, but like to hide in the many hiding places. Amphiprion and clowns are compatible with all the inhabitants of the aquarium, except for seahorses and Moray eels.


This specie of clownfish has become very popular after the release of the cartoon “finding Nemo”. It alemanova fish length of 9 cm that live in the coral reefs. Color Nemo red-orange with three vertical white stripes on the “stalk” of the tail, in the middle of the torso and head. All individuals of the young of this species are males.

In a sea anemone usually inhabits spawning heterosexual couple and about two to three asexual fry. Your gender Nemo fish acquires during life, often because of the death of the female. Feeds on algae and small invertebrates.


Sea-dog in the aquarium

Family Sobachkoy – bottom hermits These fish ideal for the reef aquarium. In nature they live on the reefs and kept under “control” of green algae, which feed on. In the aquarium they also eat algae, fresh greens and frozen food. A small fish with elongated body, similar to acne. Usually the dog is living alone in the crevices of reefs, caves, digging in the sand or “settled” in empty mollusk shells. In the aquarium not many enemies: Moray eel, Stingray. And do not get along with fish of needles.

Fish surgeons

Surgeon sohal

The most spectacular representative of this species — the surgeon sohal. His steel-gray body streaked with black stripes. This black and white background stands out bright orange tail spike and a small spot behind the Gill cover. Aquarium fish sohal has dimensions of about 8 inches, though this reaches 40 cm When the content in the home pond puts forward special requirements. Just for a male you need at least 700 litres. Sohal tireless swimmer who needs a lot of free

The box

These amazing inhabitants of tropical seas like cast bone armor. As a result, their body has the form of a box with three, four, or five faces and perfectly still. Because they are very

Angels with a bad personality

Angel fish

having experienced Amateurs. The reason lies in the sensitivity to water quality and intelligibility in the diet. Despite the name, they are not so angelic nature and large specimens are quarreling among themselves. Because one aquarium is enough for one angel. Best have the vitality of the dwarf angelfish, growing to 12 cm. they Feed on plants and small organisms, but food should be well balanced.

Centropy — the most unpretentious of angels

Everyone’s favorite angel – centropyge. They come in different shades of blue and purple with gold, red, among them the distinguished zentropy fire. This amazingly smart fish is bright orange with small black stripes size up to 10 cm.

Its popularity among fans she has acquired due to its excellent endurance and adaptation in captivity. She prefers clear water, although leads


benthic life near the shelter. Kept a small harem groups, and feeds on crustaceans and algae.

Pseudochromosome – fish for beginners

Lionfish, and wrasses

Triggerfish and fish the Fox


The most striking species of this family are known commonly as Mandarin ducks. This is a small (to 6 cm), but very colorful fish popular in marine artificial reservoirs. They are also called psychedelic fish. It should not only be placed along with the lionfish and groupers, in order not to lose such beauty. Mandarin fish lives on the bottom and feeds on invertebrates and, therefore, sometimes, in the first aquarium to breed krill, and then run the Mandarin.

The content of the seahorses


Seahorses have unusual appearance – the front part resembles an arching neck and a horse’s head. It is the only fish whose head is not in line with the body and at a right angle. He swims “standing up” very slowly and may change color. As knights, they are covered with a hard shell and fixed. And it’s tail not the fin, but like a chameleon. He clings to the plants.

Feed seahorses in the aquarium, live mysids, koretra, Daphnia, bloodworms, brine shrimp. They need to arrange a quiet place where you will not disturb nimble marine fauna. There should be enough plants to which skates are attached to the tail.

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