Saturday, 5 March 2011

Saltwater Fish

These are some examples of fish that are often used to decorate the marine aquarium. The fish has a very interesting color. You just choose a suitable for decorating your home.

Mandarin Goby
The Mandarin Goby is one of the most beautiful and colorful fish in the ocean. They are amazing fish.  They are painted with all the colors of the rainbow in intricate designs throughout their bodies. They are very popular aquarium fish. They are bottom dwellers and spend most of their time scooting around the tank and darting about. When they are alarmed, they raise their dorsal fin lik ea flag and show off their colors.

Koran Angelfish are hardy, but other considerations need to be addressed when considering adding them to your saltwater aquarium.  They should be kept in tanks larger the 75 gallons.  They are also aggressive and can not be kept within a reef because they will eat most soft corals.
These salt water aquarium fish listed above are truly hardy fish but all have different requirements. 

Spanish Hogfish
This snapper isn't yawning, coughing or throwing up.   Instead, he's inviting the Spanish Hogfish in the foreground to clean him.   The distinct purple marking indicates that this is a juvenile Spanish Hogfish, which is the only type which performs this cleaning role, which involves removing parasites and dead tissue from the fish being cleaned.   This benefits both fish - the cleaner gets a meal and the cleanee leaves as a healthier fish.  

Butterfly fish
The common name references the brightly coloured and strikingly patterned bodies of many species, bearing shades of black, white, blue, red, orange and yellow. Other species are dull in colour. Many have eyespots on their flanks and dark bands across their eyes, not unlike the patterns seen on butterfly wings.Their deep, laterally narrow bodies are easily noticed through the profusion of reef life. The conspicuous coloration of butterflyfish may be intended for interspecies communication. Butterfly fish have uninterrupted dorsal fins with tail fins that may be rounded or truncated, but are never forked.

Their coloration also makes butterflyfish popular aquarium fish. However, most species feed on coral polyps and sea anemones. Balancing the relative populations of prey and predator is complex, leading Hobby aquarists to focus on the few generalists and specialist zooplankton feeders.

Butterflyfish are pelagic spawners; that is, they release many buoyant eggs into the water, which become part of the plankton, floating with the currents until hatching. The fry go through what is known as a tholichthys stage, wherein the body of the post-larval fish is covered in large bony plates extending from the head. They lose their bony plates as they mature.

Ocellaris Clownfis

Scientific name: Amphiprion species Country: Worldwide tropical
Clownfish are native to warmer waters of the Indian and Pacific oceans, including the Great Barrier Reef and the Red Sea. While most species have restricted distributions, others are widespread. They are generally highly host specific, and especially the genera Heteractis and Stichodactyla, and the species Entacmaea quadricolor are frequent partners.

Clownfish live at the bottom of the sea in sheltered reefs or in shallow lagoons, usually in pairs They are found in northwest Australia, southeast Asia, Japan and the Indo-Malaysian region. There are no clownfish in the Caribbean. 
The Candy Basslet is one of five species of Liopropoma that occur in the tropical Atlantic Ocean. It ranges from the Bahamas and Florida Keys, along the eastern Caribbean, and down to some of the smaller islands off the northern coast of South America.

Candy Basslet is part of the larger family (Serranidae) of sea basses, groupers and reef basslets. The reef basslets have always been some of my favorite aquarium fish because they're generally hardy, attractive, easy to feed, disease-resistant, and remain small. Also, since they do not pick at sessile invertebrates, they're an ideal choice for the coral reef aquarium. One caveat: They will eat any shrimp or crab that's small enough to fit into their mouth.

Blue Tang
The brilliant blue and yellow colors of the Blue Tang, or Palette Surgeonfish, make it one of the most distinctive and familiar of all reef fish. "Palette" in the name may refer to the black design with the circle, which loosely resembles an artist's palette.

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