Once you have been able to successfully start and maintain a saltwater aquarium, you may want to try your hand at adding some coral reef and turning your plain old saltwater aquarium into a reef aquarium, complete with tropical reef fish. Once you have set up a reef tank you will want to start selecting tropical reef fish.
s aren’t fish but a wise addition they are indeed. Not only are they cool to look at and watch but they help to keep the coral and the water clean. Kind of like natural janitors for you valuable corals.
When you are searching for hermit crabs, make sure that you do your research and find out if it is compatible with your tropical reef and tropical reef fish.
Here are a few different kinds that are common and well suited to tropical reef aquariums. They are the halloween hermit, the dwarf red tip hermit, and the electric orange hermit crab. Check em out.
Lawnmower Blenny A Nice Addition
There is nothing the Lawnmower Blenny likes better then to eat the string and hair algae growing in your aquarium.
Enjoy Your Golden Tonga Blenny
The Golden Tonga Blenny is a fish that grazes on the bottom of your tank and is loved the world over for his brilliant golden scales.
While they enjoy dining on Spirulina and marine algae, you will want to feed your Golden Tonga Blenny dry seaweed and live microalgae, for they do very well with these.
Beautiful Blue Red Sea Mimic Blenny
A Red Sea Mimic Blenny is a tropical reef fish that would suit any reef aquarium. The Red Sea Mimic Blenny is a lovely herbivore, which is 4.2 inches long, and adds a brilliant splash of color to an other wise dull world.
The Red Sea mimic Blenny gets his name from the location from which he originates and is not red as you might believe by the name. He is brilliant electric blue with dull yellow stripes running down his back.
The Red Sea Mimic Blenny looks like he has a happy expression at all times and is cute to look at. He requires at least a 30-gallon tank to survive in.
Powder Blue Tang
This saltwater tropical fish will be sure to entertain you! If you are not sure of which fish I am writing about think of “Dory” from the Disney movie “Finding Nemo.” They do best in a larger tank. They like reef systems with passages that provide them with a sense of security. Unless your tank is really large, you should only have one Blue Tang. They are also known to quarrel with the Brown Tangs. If you want to have these two types of Tang in your aquarium be sure to have a lot of space and reef with passages.
You can’t think about a saltwater tank and not envision a Clownfish (Nemo). Clownfish have alternating bands of orange and white. Some varieties will have black lines as well. This is a great fish for saltwater tanks with reef systems. This peaceful fish will spend most of it’s time at home in its anemone. If you plan to have more than one Clownfish it is best to add them in pairs and have at least one anemone for each pair you place in the tank. You should only consider more than one