The MOST beautiful fish and fish types in the hobby! Do you have one?

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What "type" of fish do you think are the overall most beautiful fish in the hobby?

  • Angelfish

    Votes: 255 31.0%
  • Anthias

    Votes: 38 4.6%
  • Basslets

    Votes: 5 0.6%
  • Blennies

    Votes: 7 0.9%
  • Butterfly Fish

    Votes: 39 4.7%
  • Clownfish

    Votes: 31 3.8%
  • Dartfish

    Votes: 3 0.4%
  • Dottybacks

    Votes: 4 0.5%
  • Dragonets

    Votes: 79 9.6%
  • Eels

    Votes: 5 0.6%
  • Foxface

    Votes: 7 0.9%
  • Gobies

    Votes: 7 0.9%
  • Hawkfish

    Votes: 3 0.4%
  • Jawfish

    Votes: 2 0.2%
  • Pipefish

    Votes: 1 0.1%
  • Seahorses

    Votes: 11 1.3%
  • Tangs

    Votes: 123 14.9%
  • Wrasse

    Votes: 165 20.0%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 38 4.6%

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reefinatl

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I don't know what it is but triggers have this ridiculous inverse relationship of good looks and level of reef safeness. Angels tend to follow a similar path, but have a few more good looking w/ caution options than triggers.
 
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Not on the list, Triggers! If I had to pick one outta 6 I have its my Clown with the Assasi a close second.
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How do the clown triggers do in a reef tank? How big is your tank? I have a picasso and niger in my 180 gal. My picasso occasionally nibbles a coral but not much.
 
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Personally, I think the Aurora Anthias takes the cake. The Males have a really sweet color pattern / mix, and I know Biota has them Captive Bred time to time.

But Overall, I think the Fairy / Flasher Wrasses have the best colors. Also since they're more readily available, like the Lineatus, Madagascar, etc
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Happy Wednesday Reef Fam!

Today let's talk about those beautiful little swimmers that make up the elegant movement of our saltwater reef glass boxes of water! Otherwise known as saltwater fish! :p It is said that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" but I think as far as fish go we may be able to come to a consensus or at least a majority vote on this thing! So let's talk about it!

1. What ONE fish do you think is the MOST beautiful fish in the hobby?

2. What "types" of fish do you think are the overall most beautiful fish in the hobby?
(Angels, Wrasse, Gobies, and so on etc?)


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I'm sorry, the only correct answer is "All of the above"
 

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Really impossible to pick as there’s so many stunning fish to pick, but a group of anthius in big tank that’s full of stick coral heads is so beautiful!! I love groups of fish that school together !
 

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Happy Wednesday Reef Fam!

Today let's talk about those beautiful little swimmers that make up the elegant movement of our saltwater reef glass boxes of water! Otherwise known as saltwater fish! :p It is said that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" but I think as far as fish go we may be able to come to a consensus or at least a majority vote on this thing! So let's talk about it!

1. What ONE fish do you think is the MOST beautiful fish in the hobby?

2. What "types" of fish do you think are the overall most beautiful fish in the hobby?
(Angels, Wrasse, Gobies, and so on etc?)


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I chose Other.. Why?

I know most have favorites but, how can you seriously pick one group over another with so much diversity within each group?

If I were picking, its a ties between, the ones listed below... I mean, how can anyone really choose one. I bet you can say something good about each of the following groups.


Angelfish, Anthias, Basslets, Blennies, Butterfly Fish, Clownfish, Dartfish, Dottybacks, Dragonets,

Foxface, Gobies, Hawkfish, Jawfish, Pipefish, Tangs, Triggers, Wrass.

Now if it were only a decision on just color, more of them might be eliminated. However, you have to add personalities, living habits, feeding habits etc.

I bet you cant eat just one?

 
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OMG @revhtree - What is that gorgeous angel? And will it cost less than my car?
Happy Wednesday Reef Fam!

Today let's talk about those beautiful little swimmers that make up the elegant movement of our saltwater reef glass boxes of water! Otherwise known as saltwater fish! :p It is said that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" but I think as far as fish go we may be able to come to a consensus or at least a majority vote on this thing! So let's talk about it!

1. What ONE fish do you think is the MOST beautiful fish in the hobby?

2. What "types" of fish do you think are the overall most beautiful fish in the hobby?
(Angels, Wrasse, Gobies, and so on etc?)


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I replied “Other” because there are TOO MANY beautiful species of swimmers: from regal radiata lions, to psychedelic mandarins, to flirty clowns, to scifi-ish frogfish, to flowing speckled marine bettas, and the gorgeousness/rareness of so many tangs to contemplate. Angels are special beauties, along with heavenly anthias of so many color palettes…. I cannot choose….. I am fortunate to have known some of these beauties, and still do.
 
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