Top 20 Saltwater Fish

With advances in equipment, saltwater aquarium enthusiasts are now able to keep a wider variety of fish than ever before. Here is a list of 20 of the most popular saltwater fish kept by hobbyists. Some are easy and recommended for beginners; others should be reserved for those with experience. The life expectancy listed is the common life span of these fish in captivity. With diligence and good care, life spans can be greatly prolonged and your fish may readily exceed these life expectancies.

Other popular fish include goatfish, drums, cardinalfish, unicornfish, starfish, snapper, rabbitfish, puffers, parrotfish and hawkfish.