Saltwater Power: How to Choose Saltwater Fish for Aquariums

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Aquariums are a good way to spend the time and pass your boredom away. Watching the fish swim in water can be a calming experience; it can also be a pretty good way of letting your stress fly away. Fish come in many shapes and sizes. They also come in different varieties—some fish live in freshwater, while others live in saltwater.

It is tricky to raise saltwater fish simply because they’re fragile. You need to make sure you’re using the right water, among others. Here’s the best saltwater fish for a beginner.

1|The Clownfish

The Ocellaris Clownfish became popular because of the movie ‘Finding Nemo.’ However, it’s still one of the best saltwater fish to begin with. Ask any saltwater enthusiast and they’ll recommend this fish. It’s also a very territorial fish; however, if it marks a territory within a fish tank, it’ll stay in that area, so it’s a space saver. You’ll also receive a pair to mate if you buy two young clownfish at the same shop.

2|The Flame Angelfish

It’s also known by the name Japanese pygmy angelfish. This fish is a popular choice known for its adaptability to captivity. You won’t have a problem putting it with fairly aggressive fish (as it keeps to itself mostly) and will be easy to mate, should you wish to do that. If you’re keeping corals or invertebrates, however, keep this fish away from them; it won’t hesitate to nip at them.

3|Nano Fish

These fish do not need as much space as the above specimens. They can be bred in small aquariums—even 8 or more gallons are good already for them. They are territorial too, but they encroach on small space, making spacing easy. They are easy to feed as well as easy to give life through filtration; one thing you have to look out for is to buy compatible pairs.

4|The Butterfly Fish

Another popular breed, butterflyfish don’t need much space in captivity. When bred and kept in saltwater tanks, they can grow up to six inches. These specimens aren’t as easy to take care of as other species, however; they are fickle, especially when you’re feeding them. They tend to keep to themselves through hiding, so you need to have such spaces for them in your fish tank.

5|The Blue Green Damselfish

Known by its other name—the blue-green reef chromis—this specimen is not as aggressive as other members of its breed are. They can co-exist in a tank with other docile fish as well as invertebrates like corals and clams. This fish is also very easy to take care of in captivity; you can also feed them easily.

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