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About Marine fish
Marine fish have almost 15,000 different species. These different marine fishes vary in appearance, nutritional requirements, environmental needs, reproduction and compatibility with each other as well as other marine creatures. Also the survival adaptations characteristics of these different species vary amazingly. Before adding these fishes to the tank the aquarist needs to understand all of these aspects of a fish. For a safe marine fish aquarium, one should know the original environment of the fish, which one is going to put in the aquarium. It is necessary to provide the conditions in which it was originally placed. It is possible that a fish may have multiple common names and the multiple fish may have the same common name. Therefore, in order to get rid of the confusion it is better to know the genus and species of the fishes.
Types of Marine Fish
|African Flameback Angelfish (Centropyge acanthops) |
||These fish is also known as Orangeback Angelfish and belongs to the family of Pomacanthidae. It grows up to a size of 2.8 inches and are found at the depth of around (6-40) m. They feed on spirulina, marine algae, mysids and brine shrimp.
|Black Velvet Angelfish (Chaetodontoplus melanosoma) |
||These are also called as Gray Poma and belong to the family of Pomacanthidae. These fishes grow up to a size of 17 cm. It is found at the depth of (5 to 25) feet. They feed on filamentous algae, diatoms and sponges.
|Cherub Angelfish (Centropyge argi) |
||These fishes are also known as Atlantic Pygmy Angelfish. This fish belong to the family of Pomacanthidae. They grow up to a size of 8 cm and are found at a depth of around (5 to 80) m. They feed on varied diet, which consists of marine algae mainly.
|Desjardin's sailfin tang (Zebrasoma desjardinii) |
||These fishes are also known as Zebrasoma veliferum, Zebrasoma desjardini and Acanthurus desjardinii. It grows up to a size of around 40 cm. Desjardin's sailfin tang feed on algae and other macrophytes like Caulerpa.
|Eight Lined Wrasse (Pseudocheilinus octotaenia) |
||It belongs to the family of Labridae and grows up to a size of (3-5) inches. It has eight horizontal lines on their body running from head to tail. They feed on brine shrimp, frozen nellets, live black worms, etc.
|Flame Angelfish (Centropyge loricula) |
||These species belong to the family of Pomacanthidae and grows up to a size of around 10 cm. They are found at the depth of (15 to 60) m. These fishes like to feed on spirulina, marine algae, mysids and brine shrimp.
|Grey triggerfish (Balistes carolinensis) |
||The grey triggerfish belong to the fish family of Balistidae and grows up to a size of around 60 cm. They feed on varied diets like crabs, mollusks, benthic invertebrates, etc.
|Yellow tang (Zebrasoma flavescens) |
||The Yellow tang is also known as Acanthurus flavescens and belongs to the family of Acanthuridae. It grows up to a size of around 20 cm. They like to feed on filamentous algae.
|Virgate Rabbitfish (Siganus virgatus) |
||The Virgate Rabbitfish belongs to the family of Siganidae and grows up to a size of 30 cm. They feed mainly on algae.