Great Swimming Fish: Who does it best?

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What types of fish are the best swimmers? (Pick the top 2)

  • Anthias

    Votes: 60 15.7%
  • Angelfish

    Votes: 48 12.6%
  • Butterfly Fish

    Votes: 14 3.7%
  • Clownfish

    Votes: 53 13.9%
  • Basslets

    Votes: 6 1.6%
  • Dartfish

    Votes: 15 3.9%
  • Dragonets

    Votes: 22 5.8%
  • Eels

    Votes: 7 1.8%
  • Rabbitfish

    Votes: 11 2.9%
  • Gobies

    Votes: 21 5.5%
  • Tangs

    Votes: 168 44.1%
  • Wrasse

    Votes: 165 43.3%

  • Total voters
    381

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I picked gobies and wrasses. For the simple reason:
Have you seen how much each species will vary?!
In specific I own these guys:
Wrasses:
Pseudocheilinops ataenia (NOT to be confused with Pseudocheilinus hexataenia)
Macropharyngodon bipartitus
Cirrhilabrus naokoae
Cirrhilabrus lubbocki (Both variants)
Cirrhilabrus melanomargiantus
Halichoeres iridis
Halichoeres chloropterus

Gobies:
Discordipinna griessingeri
Koumansetta hectori
Stonogobiops yasha
Gobiodon acicularis

What ones would I say my favourites are in terms of colour and swimming? For the wrasses it’s my Naokoae, absolutely beautiful colours AND they have the Elongated pelvic fins most in the rubriventralis complex have.
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As for the gobies, it’s got to be my griessingeri. The difference is they don’t necessarily swim. They instead pull themselves along the sand bed with their pectoral fins. Their body shape is like nothing seen in other gobies though.
A close second has to be my Koumansetta hectori though. He is a great swimmer as he swims more in terms of gobies but less in terms of the wrasses and tangs/rabbits.
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I picked gobies and wrasses. For the simple reason:
Have you seen how much each species will vary?!
In specific I own these guys:
Wrasses:
Pseudocheilinops ataenia (NOT to be confused with Pseudocheilinus hexataenia)
Macropharyngodon bipartitus
Cirrhilabrus naokoae
Cirrhilabrus lubbocki (Both variants)
Cirrhilabrus melanomargiantus
Halichoeres iridis
Halichoeres chloropterus

Gobies:
Discordipinna griessingeri
Koumansetta hectori
Stonogobiops yasha
Gobiodon acicularis

What ones would I say my favourites are in terms of colour and swimming? For the wrasses it’s my Naokoae, absolutely beautiful colours AND they have the Elongated pelvic fins most in the rubriventralis complex have.
055CF2BB-8AF2-4624-B330-020A5140C406.jpeg


As for the gobies, it’s got to be my griessingeri. The difference is they don’t necessarily swim. They instead pull themselves along the sand bed with their pectoral fins. Their body shape is like nothing seen in other gobies though.
A close second has to be my Koumansetta hectori though. He is a great swimmer as he swims more in terms of gobies but less in terms of the wrasses and tangs/rabbits.
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Also, nothing beats the yellow in the naoko! Not even a yellow tang can beat it.
 

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Sad there's not more love for clowns! Sure they are not the "best" swimmers, but I love their goofy, playful wiggle and how they snuggle up into their nems. Love to watch my clowns. :star-struck:
 

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One more vote for wrasses. Especially my red and yellow coris wrasses. Love it watch it swimming over rocks looking for pests and turning over shells on the sandbed. Fascinating behavior.
 

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Kind of a weird answer but I love watching my tailspot blenny swim around. I have a few different fishes like a powder blue, orange back fair wrasse, some designer clowns and even a blue mandarin, but my tailspot is my boy and whenever I see him out and about I always hype him up lol. I named him pedro.

I like to call him my "regulator" lol. I used to have 2 clowns that would fight all the time and when I added him everyone seemed to calm down.

Watching him dart from rock to rock or just hanging out in the middle of the water staring at nothing always gives me a laugh.

I'm pretty sure even if I got my dream fish, my blenny will always be my #1 homie.
 

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I voted for angels and butterflies. They are the most graceful and beautiful swimmers, as their names suggest. They aren't as popular for smaller tanks or for reefs, for obvious reasons.
 

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though my tang and foxface swim well, my best swimmers are my chromis. They are in constant movement from dawn to dusk. My tang and foxface, take breaks in their corner during the day. I did not have the possibilities to vote for them on your lists.
+1. My school of chromis love the very strong current coming out from the powerheads.
 
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    Votes: 16 3.9%
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