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Beginner Saltwater Fish


Hardy Marine Aquarium Fish for Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
Our collection of 50 beginner saltwater fish is based on their hardiness, ability to get along with tank-mates, and overall ease of care. Our Saltwater Fish For Beginners gives you 50 popular marine aquarium fish that meet our strict requirements for the perfect beginner saltwater fish. You will not find any marine aquarium fish better suited to the beginner saltwater enthusiast.

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ORA® Captive Bred Ocellaris Clownfish
Amphiprion ocellaris
Picture of Captive Bred Ocellaris Clownfish
YouTube Video of Captive Bred Ocellaris Clownfish

Identification: The ORA® Ocellaris Clownfish is a long-lived clownfish and a great beginner saltwater aquarium fish. Its beautiful orange body dressed with white bands outlined in black instantly distinguishes the Ocellaris Clownfish. One of the first marine aquarium fish to be successfully bred in captivity, early success with their captive propagation helped lead the way in the development of the commercial marine ornamental aquaculture industry. Ocellaris Clownfish are one of the least aggressive members of the clownfish family, and will tolerate other members of the same species in their tank. Captive Bred Ocellaris are easy to maintain in aquariums, they adapt well, and will accept a wide variety of aquarium foods.

Benefits of purchasing captive bred: The most important benefit is that by purchasing tank bred fish you are protecting the oceans of the world from destruction. Further benefits are just as mportant. Tank bred fish are hardier than their wild caught counterpart and additionally very accustomed to aquarium life and very accustomed to aquarium food.

Minimum tank size: 20 Gallons

Feeding and diet: Captive-bred clownfish are omnivores, meaning they need to eat both meaty foods along with some greens in their diet. A high quality marine flake food, rich in spirulina and algae, as well as freeze dried and frozen foods are readily accepted and will provide the nutrition they need.

Reef Compatibility: Excellent Reef Fish

Level of Care: Easy

Acclimation Time: 3+ hours

Approximate Purchase Size: Small 3/4" to 1-1/4 Medium 1-1/4" to 2" Large 2" to 3"

Small $17.99 Medium $22.99 Large $49.99
Certified Captive Bred Mated Pair $109.99

Captive Bred
Black & White Ocellaris Clownfish

Amphiprion ocellaris var. Picture of Captive Bred Black & White Ocellaris Clownfish
YouTube Video of Captive Bred Black & White Clownfish

Identification:The Black and White Ocellaris Clownfish, also called the Black Percula, or Black Perc is jet Black on most of its body as an adult. As a juvenile there color will be a combination of mocha and black. As the Black Ocellaris matures which occurs at around 9 to 10 months, they will get more and more black until they are totally adult looking with a jet black color. A very good candidate for a reef or fish only aquarium, they are very hardy and are perfect for the novice or seasoned aquarist. If introduced to the aquarium at the same time, many varieties of clownfish can be maintained together in the aquarium. The Black and White Ocellaris in captivity will grow to a maximum size of around 3-1/2 inches in the aquarium, and may be kept singly or in groups.

Benefits of purchasing captive bred: The most important benefit is that by purchasing tank bred fish you are protecting the oceans of the world from destruction. Further benefits are just as important. Tank bred fish are hardier than their wild caught counterpart and additionally very accustomed to aquarium life and very accustomed to aquarium food.

Minimum tank size: 30 Gallon

Feeding and diet: All clownfish are omnivores, meaning they need to eat both meaty foods along with some greens in their diet. A high quality marine flake food, rich in spirulina and algae, as well as freeze dried and frozen foods are readily accepted and will provide the nutrition they need.

Reef Compatibility: Excellent Reef Fish

Level of Care: >Easy

Acclimation Time: 2+ hours

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 3/4" to 1-1/4" Medium: 1-1/4" to 1-3/4" Large 1-3/4" to 2-3/4"


Small $29.99 Medium $39.99 Large $59.99

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ORA® Captive Bred Teardrop Clownfish
Amphiprion ocellaris Picture of ORA Teardrop Ocellaris

Identification: The Teardrop Clownfish is sometimes sold as the Percula Clown, even though it is not. The color pattern is very similar. The black outlines on the white stripes are thinner on the Teardrop Clownfish when compared to the Percula Clownfish. The advantage of the Teardrop Clownfish is that it is much hardier. Distinquished from regular Ocellaris clownfish by the 1/2 white stripe on their side that resembles a teardrop, rather than a full stripe. It is a long-lived clownfish that is excellent for the beginner hobbyist. Tank-bred clownfish are easy to breed in the home aquarium. The females will be the largest of the pair, and two fish will usually stay close to each other in the aquarium. These fish are egg layers and will deposit the eggs on a flat surface, and defend the eggs from other tank mates. The eggs will normally hatch in 6-11 days depending on the temperature. The fry must be reared in a separate aquarium on a diet of rotifers then baby brine shrimp.

Benefits of purchasing captive bred: The most important benefit is that by purchasing tank bred fish you are protecting the oceans of the world from destruction. Further benefits are just as mportant. Tank bred fish are hardier than their wild caught counterpart and additionally very accustomed to aquarium life and very accustomed to aquarium food.

Minimum tank size: 30 Gallon

Feeding and diet: All clownfish are omnivores, meaning they need to eat both meaty foods along with some greens in their diet. A high quality marine flake food, rich in spirulina and algae, as well as freeze dried and frozen foods are readily accepted and will provide the nutrition they need.

Reef Compatibility: Excellent Reef Fish

Level of Care: Easy

Acclimation Time: 2+ hours

Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 1-3/4"


$22.99

Snowflake Ocellaris
Amphiprion ocellaris
Picture of Snowflake Clownfish


Description: Just like those super cooled droplets of water called snowflakes, no two of these Grade A Snowflake Ocellaris Clownfish look alike. They have an impressive amount of irregular white markings on the body. The edges of the white coloration will typically be jagged and angular. Since Snowflakes are sold between 7 and 8 months of age expect the amount of black and the thickness of the black lines to increase as they get older. Also as they age the edges of their white markings will develop a baby blue hue.

Benefits of purchasing captive bred: The most important benefit is that by purchasing tank bred fish you are protecting the oceans of the world from destruction. Further benefits are just as important. Tank bred fish are hardier than their wild caught counterpart and additionally very accustomed to aquarium life and very accustomed to aquarium food.

Minimum tank size: 20 Gallon

Feeding and diet: All clownfish are omnivores, meaning they need to eat both meaty foods along with some greens in their diet. A high quality marine flake food, rich in spirulina and algae, as well as freeze dried and frozen foods are readily accepted and will provide the nutrition they need.

Reef Compatibility: Excellent Reef Fish

Level of Care: Easy

Acclimation Time: 2+ hours

Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/8" to 1-1/2"





$54.99


ORA® Domino Clownfish
Amphiprion ocellaris sp.
Picture of Domino Clownfish


Identification: The Domino Clownfish, is a variation of the Midnight Clownfish an all black clownfish with no stripes but these have a white spot on both sides, therefore they were named Domino's. by Julian Sprung. The white spots or markings can be on the cheek as seen in the picture, or on any other area of the body. We're sure everyone will agree that these markings are especially charming.


Benefits of purchasing captive bred: The most important benefit is that by purchasing tank bred fish you are protecting the oceans of the world from destruction. Further benefits are just as important. Tank bred fish are hardier than their wild caught counterpart and additionally very accustomed to aquarium life and very accustomed to aquarium food.


Minimum tank size: 20 Gallon


Feeding and diet: All clownfish are omnivores, meaning they need to eat both meaty foods along with some greens in their diet. A high quality marine flake food, rich in spirulina and algae, as well as freeze dried and frozen foods are readily accepted and will provide the nutrition they need.


Reef Compatibility: Excellent Reef Fish


Level of Care: Easy


Acclimation Time: 2+ hours


Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/4" to 1-3/4"






$39.99


ORA® Captive Bred
Naked Ocellaris Clownfish

Amphiprion ocellaris sp.
Picture of Naked Ocellaris Clownfish
YouTube Video of Captive Bred Naked Ocellaris Clownfish

Identification:The ORA Naked Ocellaris Clownfish is a long-lived clownfish and a great beginner saltwater aquarium fish. Also known as the No-Stripe False Percula, it is a truly unique spontaneous mutation of Amphiprion ocellaris. Exhibiting no stripes (bareing) it all, the Naked Ocellaris Clownfish energizes any marine aquarium with a vibrant display of bright cheerful orange. An attractive captive-bred clownfish not only adds uncommon visual interest to your aquarium but also play an important role in conserving the natural reef environment.

Benefits of purchasing captive bred: The most important benefit is that by purchasing tank bred fish you are protecting the oceans of the world from destruction. Further benefits are just as mportant. Tank bred fish are hardier than their wild caught counterpart and additionally very accustomed to aquarium life and very accustomed to aquarium food.

Minimum tank size: 20 Gallon

Feeding and diet: All clownfish are omnivores, meaning they need to eat both meaty foods along with some greens in their diet. A high quality marine flake food, rich in spirulina and algae, as well as freeze dried and frozen foods are readily accepted and will provide the nutrition they need.

Reef Compatibility: Excellent Reef Fish

Level of Care: Easy

Acclimation Time: 2+ hours

Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/4" to 1-3/4"




$49.99



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Photos of Beginner Saltwater Fish are representative of each species. All marine life will be unique and variations should be expected, color and sizes may vary.
*Guarantee Restriction: All of our livestock are guaranteed. However for one or more of these species, they may be marked with a guarantee restriction. If it does, it means the specific animal may not handle stress from environmental conditions well. These stresses can include poor water quality, harassment from tank mates or confined aquarium conditions. When stressed, these species can lose the ability to ward off infection and disease. Other species may be listed as Restricted because they have such specialized feeding requirements that is difficult recreate in a aquarium and may succumb to malnutrition.