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Coral Reef Fish

Hello everyone here is another installment of my Coral Reef Fish how to guide. This one is about the different kinds of fish that is safe to add to your Coral Reef Aquarium, because there are many fish that will tear up up your soft and hard corals so beware. But there is a chance that you might get a bad fish that just tears them up out of the safe ones if they are not feed properly so pay attention to there diets also. If you do get one just remove it ASAP before its too late.

Clown fish are one of the safest you can find to add to a Coral Reef Aquarium setup, they are an aggressive species when they get larger. Just make sure you add an Sea Anemone for it to live in and protect, this will be a very beautiful and fun to watch spectacle addition to your tank. Here is a list of clown fish.

  • Pink Skunk Clownfish
  • Clarkii Clownfish
  • Tomato Clownfish
  • True Percula Clownfish
  • Saddleback Clownfish
  • Red, Black, Fire, or Cinnamon Clownfish
  • False Percula Clownfish

If you have a large Reef Aquarium and you like Angelfish you can add smaller species just keep an eye on them, but large species will eaton your coral so it's best to research before you buy. The very beautiful Japanese Swallowtail Angelfish is practically the only Angelfish that is safe for a Reef Tank. Coral Beat Angelfish are a nice addition just keep an eye on them and feed them a proper diet and you should be ok.

There are several Gobies that are safe to add to your tank: Sand Sifting Gobies, Small Gobies, and Shrimp Gobies. The Sand Sifting Gobies area great addition due to they just plow into your substrate , straining/sifting detritus, unbeaten food and algae from the substrate. It not only aerates the sandy they help remove unwanted nitrate producing elements especially in deep sand bedded aquariums. Here are some other Gobies you might want to add also:

  • Sleeper Banded Goby
  • Engineer Goby
  • Sleeper Striped Goby
  • Two Spot Goby
  • Diamond Watchman Goby
  • Sleeper Blue Dot Goby
  • Tiger Watchman Goby
  • Orangemarked Goby
  • Sleeper Railway Glider Goby

Here are the most entertaining and colorful Gobies and they adapt well in captivity, They are the Small Gobies. They will stay small two inches and under:

  • Brown Clown Goby
  • Panda Clown Goby
  • Cave Transparent Goby
  • Yellow Clown Goby )
  • Black Clown Goby
  • Gold Line Goby
  • Citrinis Clown Goby
  • Green Clown Goby
  • Purple Coral Goby
  • Black Barred Convict Goby
  • Firefish Goby

Last but not least of the Goby family is the Shrimp Gobies they are named this because they share there living quarters which is burrows in the sand with Pistol Shrimp since this shrimp has poor eyesight the Gobies warn them of danger so they both can hide in time inside there shared burrow, they also share there food together. Here is a list of the different types:

  • Steinitz Goby
  • Pinkbar Goby
  • Blackray Shrimp Goby
  • RYellow Watchman Goby
  • Orange Spotted Goby
  • Diagonal Bar Prawn Goby
  • Pink Spotted Watchman Goby
  • CcOrange Stripe Prawn Goby
  • Wheeler's Watchman Goby

You can also add Tangs to your saltwater tank which are called Surgeonfish due to they only eat algae, but some of these grow rather large so do not add to a small reef aquarium. That's all for now but I will be back with another installment for you guys. Thank you for reading my articles.

Street Talk

Thank you

  about 6 years ago

I never knew there were so many different kinds of clown fish. Thought a clown fish was a clown fish. Very interesting list of Goby fish too. I agree with Theo, it's a great hobby.

  about 6 years ago

Sounds very interesting indeed. A wonderful hobby to have!

  about 6 years ago
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