Marine fish species
It is very hard and sometimes frustrating to choose our first tropical fish/marine fish So how can I choose my first marine fish or should I need to change my aquarium population? There are lots of marine fish families, Blenniidae, Gobiidae, labroids, Chaetodontidae, Pomacanthidae, Acanthuridae and much more. Make sure that your desired fish suit to your tank size and just pick one.
Yellow tang for example is a hardy marine fish species that can endure some newly fishkeepers mistakes. The yellow tang known also as Zebrasoma flavescens. It is one of the most common and popular fish all over the globe. It is a very hardy fish that is not territorial except with any other flavescens tangs especially from the genus Zebrasoma. The yellow tang have very sharp white colored barbs around the tail area these barbs can inject poison. It’s beautiful yellow color along with its character and the fact that it is the less prone to disease than the other Tangs Makes the yellow tang very common and sought after marine fish in reefs and marine tanks.
the yellow tang is a herbivores just like is all genus. In the wild the Zebrasoma Flavescens eat micro and macro algae. In home tank they should get “green” food, lettuce and nori algae with flakes and pellet food can complete their nutrition. It requires 60 gallon tank and up with a lots of hiding places and plenty room to swim. Strong water movement and well filtered water are more then recommended.
Another common marine fish is the tomato clown fish. The Tomato Clownfish is one of 27 known Clownfish species in nature. Tomato clownfish are known to inhabit lagoon reefs, the female of the species is larger and have rounded belly then the male have, once in an established pair, the female is darker then the male which keep its beautiful red orange color. The tomato clown fish prefer the Entacmaea quadricolor, Carpet Anemone or Heteractis crispa as a host Anemone but also does fine without a host anemone. As with all clownfish, most are born as males, and the dominant male will change to a female so if you have to tomatos one will change is sex for sure. The tomato clown fish is an omnivore.
In nature the tomato clownfish based on various planktonic items, algae’s and small crustaceans. In aquariums, a varied diet is recommended. Will accept commercial food (flakes and pellets). Frozen or live food such as brine shrimps, krill and artemia is essential for this species. It requires minimum tank size Suggested is about 20 gallon; you must provide it lots of hiding places. Avoid keeping them in an aquarium with predatory fish large enough to eat them.
Picasso Triggerfish has astonishing colors and patterns on its body the Picasso triggerfish is one of the most beautiful marine fish hobbys like to have in their marine fish tank. In Hawaii the Picasso Triggerfish is the state fish and known as “Humuhumunukunuku apua’a”, Picasso Triggerfish, has a wacky, painted appearance. It has a tan body with gradient dark bands, and vibrant blue and black bands on the top of the head, with a shiny yellow stripe from cheek to cheek and deeply set-back eyes.
The Picasso triggerfish eat all kinds of live, frozen, and flake foods, be sure to feed him 3-4 times a day, frozen commercial foods such as brine shrimp, mysis or krill can be part of its regular diet. they also will like squid, shrimp (the same kind people eat), mussels, and all kinds of chopped up fish- if you feed him with this food you will enjoy a healthy and vital fish and the fish will thank you by showing his beautiful colors of his. The Picasso triggerfish should at least be in 80 gallon fish tank, do not put more than one Picasso triggerfish in the same tank .Before you go and purchase Picasso triggerfish you must know that it should be kept in temperatures between 72 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit. A pH value of 8.1 or 8.4, and a specific gravity of 1.020 to 1.025 should be maintained. If you keep these parameters you sure enjoy of a vital and beautiful Picasso triggerfish.