The Most Beautiful Species of Tropical Fish – 10 Pictures

It’s already known that people who keep tropical fish in their homes or workplaces are calm and peaceful. There is something untold about the aquarium fish and impossible to explain. Those elegant, beautiful and strange creatures just need to appeal to everyone.

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The Beauty of the Betta

There are many beautiful species of tropical fish and Betta fish is one of them. Their graceful fins and slowly moves make them unique in the aquarium world. Male Betta’s are very territorial and if put in a close enough environment attack another Betta or similar sized fish. Generally, they are best kept in a  tank by themselves. That’ s why Betta fish is also called “the Siamese fighting fish”.

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“The Jewel of the Orient”

The betta is known as “plakad” in its native Thailand and has often been referred to as “The Jewel of the Orient.” The betta got its name from an ancient clan of warriors, called the “Bettah”.

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“The Talisman fish”

The Moorish Idol got its name from the Moors of Africa, who supposedly believed that these fish bring happiness. They are the popular aquarium fish but are also known for having short aquarium lifespan. The Color of this fish is believed to confuse predators. The presence of long streamer is another natural deterrent to the predators like Moray Eals and large Tomato Clowns.

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Cute looking “Surgeonfish” 

At first look, the Blue Tang fish looks like something cute and neon blue, and if you pay a better attention it has a scalpel-like, razor-sharp spines on their sides near the base of the tail. This gives them their common name “Surgeonfish”.

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“Finding Dory”

Despite the previous fact, the Blue Tang fish is also known as Dory fish from the famous “Finding Dory” animated movie. Blue Tang likes to live in pair, and just like Dory in the movie it needs friends.

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Clownfish – “Nemo” half man half woman

Made famous by the Disney Movie, “Finding Nemo”, the clownfish is easily one of the most recognizable fish in the world.  All Clownfish begin their life as males and if the dominating female of the group dies, then one of the males will develop into a female.

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Widely known Goldfish

Goldfish is probably one of the most common fish in home aquariums. Despite the fact that they are one of the fattest aquarium fish, Goldfish can live for over 40 years. Who told that obesity is not healthy (in this case)? Not only these fish have this characteristic, but they can also recognize different faces, shapes, sounds and colors. So, that’s why this fish is known as the smart one. Goldfish have a memory of at least three months!

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Gentlemen Juvenile Emperor Angelfish

Juvenile Emperors are dark blue in color and have blue and white stripes around their body. The stripe resembles a mask and is meant to confuse predators. Not only they are tricky, but they are also gentlemen. They defend their territory and their females from others.

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​An aquarium filled with colorful fish has a calming influence. The aquariums allow us to add natural aspects as well as beauty in our homes. Many people will agree that watching a tank of beautiful tropical fish can help with relaxation. An aquarium makes an attractive addition to any space.

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