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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cpbartak

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I think anthias are the most consistently beautiful fish group. While there are lots of strikingly pretty angelfishes, there are also quite a few plain and ugly ones.

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I picked jawfish. when will you ever see blue spots on yellow-blue ombré i mean the blue spot and yellow head are stunning. but the other guys that have brown and cream, have some natural look to me
 

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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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May i have the name of this fish? Thanks
 

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Marine Beta. This fish has generated more 'wows' in my past tanks than any other fish.

They also have gentle dispositions and being groupers can be quickly taught to eat from your hand. I know there's also a lot of research into getting them to captive breed.
 

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Dragonets are easily my favorite and now that Biota has been captive breeding and feeding frozen I have no guilt keeping them.

I do love some Scott's Fairy Wrasses as well.
 

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I always have liked Cherry Anthias - Sacura. Big, hardy and colorful!

They can also live from 60 to 80 degrees F.

Jay
 

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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.
He likes to nibble on a certain smooth colony I have but it grows right back. The other 5 triggers don't even look at the corals. They are in a 90g that's being replaced by my new180g. Just planning the transfer all out.
 

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I have to go with the green mandarin dragonette

second would be the mantis shrimp

I love wrasses a lot so I’ll have to put them top 3

lastly, the black snowflake clown is gorgeous. I love my baby orcas but those were my first choice.
 

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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?)


Photo by @LiveAquaria
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I voted Angelfish. They are colored beautifully and swim gracefully. Not on the list, and a close 2nd for me, are Triggerfish. Their colors are more subtle but they are beautiful fish.
 
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