What fish can you put in a saltwater pond?

Are you setting up a marine aquarium for the first time? You’re probably wondering which brightly colored fish and creatures are the best to showcase. There are tons of vibrant, colorful and very interesting species to observe.

But which saltwater fish can guarantee the best experience? Which are the easiest to breed? Which are best for small aquariums? In this guide, we’ll look at what we think are the easiest saltwater aquarium species to maintain.

We have created this selection from information found on the pez.info page. Ours is the garden, but we must admit that we have a small aquarium at home which is not very relaxing. Doing this article was an obligation.


The easiest aquarium fish to maintain.

Clown fish

Clown fish

One of the best known, colorful and appreciated, also for being very adaptable and resistant, perfect for beginners.

Its scientific name is Amphiprion ocellaris and it is native to the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. It lives in coral reefs and feeds on filamentous algae, shrimps and small crustaceans. As we know, it has developed a symbiosis with the anemones: this represents one of the rare difficulties. Having to insert them into the aquarium will limit your choice of other items. Indeed, they bite and cannot coexist with certain fish and hard corals.

It has a generally calm and sociable character (although there are exceptions) and usually has no difficulty sharing the tank with other specimens of clownfish or different species.

chromis viridis

Also known as the “green damselfish”, it is one of the most popular fish for marine aquariums due to its ease of keeping; its gentle temperament makes it perfect to coexist with the other inhabitants of our aquarium. You want temperatures between 22 and 27°C and a pH between 8.1 and 8.4.

It is native to coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific zone.

It is advisable to buy at least 6 specimens: normally, in fact, they live in large herds. Having them means distorting them and not capturing the beauty of their group swimming.

It is compatible with all corals and is very active; the herd is usually located in the central part of the tank, which makes it easily visible; the green color is enhanced by the lights. He is omnivorous: he wants shrimp, algae and plankton (as a special diet), to be distributed three times a day.

Grandmother loretto That is grandma fish Real

grandmother loretoIt is a small fish, appreciated for its adaptability and for its beautiful colors, yellow and fuchsia, in contrast.

It comes from the Caribbean reef, specifically Bermuda and the Bahamas.

It lives in caves and caverns in large groups, both on the surface and at medium depth. In the aquarium it can also live alone, but it is always recommended, also for its aesthetic value, to form groups, even if they are small.

In any case, they require the presence of rocks and large ravines, where they can hide.

It coexists well with other species, but being shy, avoid exposing it to aggressive specimens.

This fish feeds mainly on zooplankton: special food (consisting of dried and chopped crustaceans and molluscs) can be used, feeding them in small doses, three times a day.

Pomacentrus caeruleus

Pomacentrus caeruleus

Very interesting small fish due to its electric blue color (enhanced by strong light), measuring up to 12 centimeters long, originating from the Indo-Pacific coral reef.

However, it is particularly appreciated for its lively character. Although it likes to hide, once adapted it allows long and fast swims in the center of the aquarium without losing attention. A negative side of his temperament, however, is his marked aggressiveness: it is not uncommon for him to bite other fish like him or other species. To avoid problems, only let it live with specimens of the same size. It wants a temperature between 24 and 28°C and a pH above 8. It feeds on live, dry or frozen food which is given to it at least three times a day.

Abudefduf vaigianensis

Abudefduf vaigianensis

Also known as the ‘sergeant major’, it is a fish native to the Indian and Pacific oceans and also widespread in the Australian coral reef.

It is one of the simplest among medium to large sized reefs: indeed, it is extremely quiet and coexists perfectly with all other reef species, regardless of their size. Its aesthetic is characterized by a flat body and long, sharp ventral fins; the yellow sides and striking black vertical stripes are immediately noticeable. Then there are also blue and green tones, laterally and on the stomach.

At first it is a little nutritionally demanding, but in a short time it adapts to frozen and freeze-dried foods. Robust, it supports different water conditions, but it needs large spaces to be able to swim freely and quickly.

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