Easy Saltwater Fish For The Beginner Aquarist />
  Buy Recommended Beginner Saltwater Fish at www.aquariumcreationsonline.net
facebook button twitter button Blogspot button Youtube button Pinterest button Google Plus button Tumbler button

Login & View Cart
 
saltwater fish live corals marine plants Invertebrates aquarium supplies aquarium live rock live sand

Beginner Saltwater Aquarium Fish


Here's Saltwater Fish Highly Recommended For You!
The beginner saltwater fish enthusiast has entered a hobby which can be very difficult without correct guidance. There are numerous marine fish that need to be avoided at the start because they are fragile. The last thing you want is to have your fish sick and dying. Its better to learn slowly, choosing hardier fish from the 50+ recommended here till you get the hang of correctly setting up and maintaining the appropriate marine environment with a group of saltwater fish that can survive beginner mistakes.

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8

Pygmy (Cherub) Angelfish

Centropyge argi, Caribbean
Picture of Dwarf Pygmy Angel
YouTube Video of Dwarf Pygmy Angel

Identification: Dwarf Pygmy Angelfish are intelligent, active, and hardy as well. These are very pugnacious little fish, so house the Cherub Pygmy Angelfish with more aggressive tank mates.

TankRecommendations: Provide a 30 gallon or larger tank with large amounts of live rock for hiding and grazing on micro fauna.

Food and diet: Provide a balanced diet. Feed frozen foods from a wide range of food groups that have both meat and algae (Formula One, Formula Two, Ocean Nutrition Pygmy Angel Formula are all good examples, algae and nori sheets as a good pellet food.

Level of Care: Moderate

Acclimaton Time: 3+ hours

Reef Compatibility : With Carution

Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 2"








$36.99






Dwarf Bicolor Angelfish
Centropyge bicolor, Fiji
Picture of Bicolor Angelfish
YouTube Video of Dwarf Bicolor Angel

Identification: The Dwarf Bicolor Angelfish is one of the easiest recognized and one of the most striking of the dwarf angelfish, the Bicolor Angelfish is also known as the Two-colored or Oriole Angel.

TankRecommendations: Provide a 70 gallon or larger tank with large amounts of live rock for hiding and grazing on micro fauna.

Food and diet: Provide a balanced diet. Feed frozen foods from a wide range of food groups that have both meat and algae (Formula One, Formula Two, Ocean Nutrition Pygmy Angel Formula are all good examples, algae and nori sheets as a good pellet food.

Level of Care: Moderate

Acclimaton Time: 3+ hours

Reef Compatibility : With Carution

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






Small$25.99 Medium $30.99
Large $49.99






Royal Gramma Basslet
Gramma loreto
Picture of Royal Gramma Basslet
YouTube Video of Royal Gramma Basslet


Identification: One of the real beauties of the sea, the Royal Gramma is found throughout the reef areas of the Caribbean. A popular addition to both smaller and larger aquariums, its adult size is fairly small reaching a maxium size in the ocean of only around 3 inches and slightly less in an aquarium when full grown. Quite hardy,it is one of the easiest, most colorful, and most popular of the basslets. It is an excellent choice for a reef aquarium, and since it remains small, is perfect for small reef systems.

Tank Recommendations: Provide at least a 10 gallon aquarium with plenty of live rock for a single individual. Basslets prefer a tank with lots of rock work to hide in and sleep. Since it is found in the deeper waters of the Caribbean, it needs areas of the tank to have lower light levels either through less bright aquarium lighting or cave areas that hide it from the bright lighting. Though perfectly friendly and peaceful with tank mates of close size, the basslets territorial with their own species. That means it will be aggressive toward another Royal Gramma Basslet so we suggest only one per tank.

Food and diet: Basslets adapt very quickly to frozen foods after just a few days. Carnivores they mainly feed on crustaceans found on the sandy bottom of its natural environment. In the aquarium they should be fed a variety of meaty food items such as live, frozen, freeze-dried, and vitamin enriched brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, krill, and silver sides. They will also readily accept carnivore/omnivore (Spirulina based) pellets. Feeding should be 1 to 2 times per day and only what will be consumed within a few minutes.

Level of Care: Easy

Acclimaton Time: 3+ hours

Reef Compatibility : Excellent

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

Small$17.99 Medium $19.99
Large $29.99

Chalk Basslet
Serranus tortugarum
Picture of Chalk Basslet
YouTube Video of the Chalk Basslet

Identification: The Chalk Basslet is a peaceful, very sturdy aquarium fish from the Caribbean. It is one of the smallest of the basslet's, and an excellent selection for a beginner fish. Not aggressive toward any other fish, therefore it is recommended that they are best kept with peaceful tank mates. Chalk Basslet live together in groups, and will do so in the aquarium, just add them simultaneously to an aquarium with plenty of hiding places such as live rock would provide. They like to float in place or hover over rubble, silty or sandy bottoms. The body of the Chalk Basslet is orange with a mid section of purple and vertical bands of bright blue going up and down.

Tank Recommendations: Provide at least a 10 gallon aquarium with plenty of live rock for a single individual. Basslets prefer a tank with lots of rock work to hide in and sleep. Since it is found in the deeper waters of the Caribbean, it needs areas of the tank to have lower light levels either through less bright aquarium lighting or cave areas that hide it from the bright lighting. Though perfectly friendly and peaceful with tank mates of close size, the basslets territorial with their own species. That means it will be aggressive toward another Chalk Basslet so we suggest only one per tank.

Food and diet: Basslets adapt very quickly to frozen foods after just a few days. Carnivores they mainly feed on crustaceans found on the sandy bottom of its natural environment. In the aquarium they should be fed a variety of meaty food items such as live, frozen, freeze-dried, and vitamin enriched brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, krill, and silver sides. They will also readily accept carnivore/omnivore (Spirulina based) pellets. Feeding should be 1 to 2 times per day and only what will be consumed within a few minutes.

Level of Care: Easy

Acclimaton Time: 3+ hours

Reef Compatibility : Excellent

Approximate Purchase Size: Small 1" to 2" Medium 2" to 3"

Small$19.99 Medium $27.99
Bicolor Blenny
Ecsenius bicolor
Picture of the Bicolor Blenny, Ecsenius bicolor
YouTube Video of the Bicolor Blenny


Description:   The Bicolor Blenny is also called the Two-colored Blenny. It is a species typically found perched on the rock work or hopping from rock to rock, intently rasping algae as it moves along. Therefore, it doesn't demand a great deal of open swimming space. This species will typically choose a hole in the rockwork as its regular refuge, so be sure to provide a good amount of porous, holey live rock. Also, note that it's best to introduce the bicolor to a mature aquarium at least 30 gallons in size with a decent crop of microalgae to graze on, rather than a "sterile," newly set up system.

Feeding and Diet: It will feed on the aquariums natural algae helping to keep it under control. Supplement with vegetable matter, frozen and dried foods containing marine and blue-green algae and herbivore preparations.

Level of Care: Easy

Reef CompatibilityExcellent

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








Small$18.99 Medium$21.99






Tailspot Blenny
Ecsenius stigmatura
Picture of Tail Spot Blenny
YouTube Video of the Tailspot Blenny


Description: Tail Spot Blennies are a great fish for smaller tanks. They are extremely peaceful and easy to take care of demanding a tank size of around ten gallons to meet its needs. They grow up to approximately 2 inches. They like to hangout in crevices and rocks where they can perch or hide. To keep these fish it is a great idea to have a good amount of live rock so that they are able to graze on the algae and also be given plenty of places to hide. In smaller tanks they can help keep algae in check, but in larger systems since so small they would have a hard time keeping up.

Recommended Tank size: 10 gallon

Feeding and Diet: It will feed on the aquariums natural algae helping to keep it under control. Supplement with vegetable matter, frozen and dried foods containing marine and blue-green algae and herbivore preparations.

Level of Care: Easy

Reef CompatibilityExcellent

Approximate Purchase Size:1 inch to 1-1/2inch







$24.99







Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8

Copyright 2018 Aquarium Creations Online
Photos 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.