Top Saltwater Fish For Advanced Hobbyists

Most beginners to the marine hobby cut their teeth on easy to keep, relatively cheap species such as Clownfish and blennies.  When it comes to choice, compared to freshwater tanks, there are oceans full of absolutely stunning fishes out there for the advanced saltwater hobbyist to enjoy. But with so much choice, where do you start? Well, to give you a few ideas, here’s our magnificent seven cool marine fish for only the experienced saltwater enthusiast! Queen Angelfish (Hlacanthus ciliaris) The Queen Angelfish is a truly beautiful fish that’s found in the tropical waters around the Bahamas, Brazil, off the Florida coast, and in the Gulf of Mexico.  Queen Angels are a startling electric blue with yellow scales and a brilliant yellow caudal. On the fish’s forehead

It was Inevitable, Meet the Longfin Black Storm Clownfish

Once again Sea & Reef is in the news with a new designer clownfish. A few days ago Sea and Reef let us know about a new designer clownfish they have been working on and now its available as a limited release to aquatic stores across the country. The Longfin Black Storm Clownfish is the eighth Longfin Clownfish that was developed though captive breeding at the Sea & Reef facility in Franklin, Maine and it is probably my favorite. Longfin Clownfish are not new to the hobby, but Sea & Reef’s new Longfin Clownfish have a much different look to them. Their longfin clownfish have long flowing fins with more rounded, translucent margins. This sets them apart from the typical longfin strain that display jagged, stiff fins

Amphiprion nigripes in the wild

I came across some more images of the Blackfoot Clown from a trip to the Maldives last year, and thought I’d share them. This really is a splendid fish with clear markings and coloration which makes it stand out in the often-cloudy waters of the Indian...
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