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post #1 of 37
Thread Starter 
What is the Most Beautiful Fish in your opinion? A lot of times fish don't look as nice on the picture as they do in reality. Let's give people ideas what to look for!!!

*please include a small description of its color, and if it's reef safe.

Here are my picks:

LEMONPEEL ANGEL - beautiful yellow fish with blue highlights (it is a beauty!).
*50/50 Reef Safe (could nip on some corals, and clams)

BLUE SPOTTED PUFFER - orange with blue spots, it's one of the nicest puffer (in my opinion).
*50/50 Reef Safe (will eat some of your inverts, and may nip at corals)

FRIDMANI/ORCHID DOTTYBACK - beautiful bright violet color (doesn't lose it's color like Purple Pseudochromis).
Reef Safe!


What is your Most Beautiful Fish???
post #2 of 37
Here are mine in order:

Clarion Angel


Masked Angel (Male)


Crosshatch Trigger (Male)


And last and DEFINITELY not least, Imperator Angel
post #3 of 37
These are in no order but they are my favorites.

Queen Angel- beautiful fish with many colors all over it's body and pattern changes from juvi to adult.

Banana Moray Eel- A yellow eel that has brown markings (looks like a banana) I don't like eels but I think this one is stunning.

Blueface Angel- beautiful blue markings on the face with a yellow pattern on side

My favorites change all the time. I have lately been looking into the Blueline Angel which is also very beautiful.

Edit- The passer angel is also very beautiful with it's beautiful patterns and colors.
post #4 of 37
Here's my favorites at the moment:
Love anthias- Moderate care, Reef safe, better in schools
Arabian Bluelined Dottyback- Expensive, small, brillent colors, will eat small invertes
royal gramma-Brilliant color, reef safe, easy
Banggai Cardinal-looks fake with silver and black, easy, reef safe
Copperbanded Butterflyfish-Mod to difficult, not reef safe, beautiful
Potter's Angelfish- The orange and blue glow, 50/50 with reef, poor survival rate
Emperor Angelfish- The most beautiful large Angel in both stages, Very large, not reef safe
True percula clowns- Love the black on them as they mature,reef safe
Harlequin Tuskfish-Beautiful colors, very aggressive, not reef safe
Male Green Bird Wrasse-Unique look, beautiful color, will eat invertes
Midas Blenny- Beautiful color, planktivore, reef safe
Green Mandarinfish-Beautiful colors, cute fish &personality, reef safe, requires large tank, special care
Red fire goby-Love these colores, reef safe, stay in open, very tall fin it flicks
Zebra Dart Goby-Nice color, reef safe, 50% in open
Moorish Idol-JUST BEAUTIFUL & majistic, POOR survival rate, aggressive, large tank
Red sea sailfin tang-reef safe, love colors and shape, cartoon face, large fish
purple tang-very nice deep purple with yellow tail, reef safe, very aggressive
naso tang-beautiful shape and colors, reef safe, very large fish
clown tang- reef safe, nice coloring, very aggressive, large tank
Chocolate surgeonfish-Love the shape compared to the yellow tang, love the adult coloring
clown triggerfish-Unreal coloring, VERY LARGE FISH, VERY aggressive, not reef safe

So, Did I get them all?
post #5 of 37
I love campbells pics. We should all have to pick one fish from each family. I won't go into that but I love conpics, dragon morays, super male lineatus, scotts, rhomboids, potters, red coris. I think all fish are beautiful but these are the ones I have currently that I love.
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post #6 of 37
Thread Starter 
Originally Posted by mcbdz View Post
Here's my favorites at the moment:
Love anthias- Moderate care, Reef safe, better in schools
Arabian Bluelined Dottyback- Expensive, small, brillent colors, will eat small invertes
royal gramma-Brilliant color, reef safe, easy
Banggai Cardinal-looks fake with silver and black, easy, reef safe
Copperbanded Butterflyfish-Mod to difficult, not reef safe, beautiful
Potter's Angelfish- The orange and blue glow, 50/50 with reef, poor survival rate
Emperor Angelfish- The most beautiful large Angel in both stages, Very large, not reef safe
True percula clowns- Love the black on them as they mature,reef safe
Harlequin Tuskfish-Beautiful colors, very aggressive, not reef safe
Male Green Bird Wrasse-Unique look, beautiful color, will eat invertes
Midas Blenny- Beautiful color, planktivore, reef safe
Green Mandarinfish-Beautiful colors, cute fish &personality, reef safe, requires large tank, special care
Red fire goby-Love these colores, reef safe, stay in open, very tall fin it flicks
Zebra Dart Goby-Nice color, reef safe, 50% in open
Moorish Idol-JUST BEAUTIFUL & majistic, POOR survival rate, aggressive, large tank
Red sea sailfin tang-reef safe, love colors and shape, cartoon face, large fish
purple tang-very nice deep purple with yellow tail, reef safe, very aggressive
naso tang-beautiful shape and colors, reef safe, very large fish
clown tang- reef safe, nice coloring, very aggressive, large tank
Chocolate surgeonfish-Love the shape compared to the yellow tang, love the adult coloring
clown triggerfish-Unreal coloring, VERY LARGE FISH, VERY aggressive, not reef safe

So, Did I get them all?
You didn't list them all! You listed most of them
post #7 of 37
I'd have to say my banana wrasse, GORGEOUS.



Picture doesn't do them justice, they have pink/orange on their face, simply beautiful.
post #8 of 37
I like humu humu and queen triggers but aren't compatable with many fish.

queen angel is also beautiful but you need a really big tank.

Crosshatch is nice but pricey

princess parrots are nice also but need a full coral diet.
post #9 of 37
Juvi French Angel
Juvi Queen Angel
Spanish Hog
Atlantic Blue Tang
post #10 of 37
Don't forget the Coris Wrasse and the Harlequin Tusk!
post #11 of 37
Are you talking about all fish or just aquarium fish?
I'de have to say I love the flame angelfish
It is a beatifull color of blazing oarange and red outlined with blue.
Its a roll of the dice whether it is safe with reefs or not.
post #12 of 37
In my opinion it's the pic I'm using as my avatar. It's just a dwarf fuzzy-eyed lionfish but it's the rare yellow colored ones that are beautiful. I've got a reddish orange one I'll post a pic. His names spike. Maybe not the most beautiful but I think a yellow version would be.

Very pretty fish tho are those your fish or just pics?
LL
post #13 of 37
Oh lord so many to name......

Of the one's I don't currently have:
Majestic Angel
Jap Dragon Moray Eel
Multiple Butterflies
Flame Angel

Of the one's I own...current favorites:
Aust Harlequin Tusk
Red Coris Wrasse
Queen Angel
Banana Moray
post #14 of 37
clown fairy wrasse, reef safe, peaceful, always out, and super colored!
post #15 of 37
Green mandarin dragonet!!! how was that not mentioned yet??
post #16 of 37
whoops...I went back and read mcdbz's whole post, it was listed (I didn't read it at first....too long of a post and I had a snowday today, NO THINKING ALLOWED!!!)
post #17 of 37
Originally Posted by browniebuck View Post
Green mandarin dragonet!!! how was that not mentioned yet??
Don't forget about the spotted mandarin too.

post #18 of 37
Queen Angel by far, IMO, is the most beautiful fish. REEF SAFE: Semi reef safe as a juvi. Not reef safe as an adult. Colors: ALL OF THEM! I wish I could have one in my reef.
post #19 of 37
Green mandarin!!! She is blowing kisses to all of her adoring fans!
LL
post #20 of 37
Can not remember where I found this shot, but this guy thinks he is the "Cutest" lilltle fellow around!!
He ain't pretty but who could not love this shot!
LL
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