Quick “at a glance” care sheets for many of the most commonly kept aquarium fish.


Saltwater fish and inverts
Common Name
Scientific Name
Banggai cardinalfish, Kaudern’s Cardinal
Pterapogon kauderni
Bicolor or Royal Dottyback
Pseudochromis paccagnellae
Blue Leg Hermit Crab
Clibanarius tricolor
Centropyge bispinosus
Flame Angel
Centropyge loricula
Nemateleotris magnifica
Synchiropus splendidus
Midas Blenny
Ecsenius midas
Pajama Cardinalfish
Sphaeramia nematoptera
Pearly Jawfish
Opistognathus aurifrons
Picasso Triggerfish
Rhinecanthus aculeatus
Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
Lysmata amboinensis
Volitan Lionfish
Pterois Volitans
Yellow Watchman Goby
Cryptocentrus cinctus




Some photos are from the: Eyewitness Handbooks: Aquarium Fish; The visual guide to more than 500 marine and freshwater fish varieties, by Dick Mills.

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