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Pterois volitans
Volitans Lionfish
Zebrasoma scopas
Scopas Tang
Serranocirrhitus latus
Sunburst Anthia
Chaetodon kleinii
Klein's Butterfly
Nemateleotris decora
Purple Firefish
Amblyeleotris steinitzi
Streinitz' Prawn Goby
Apogon cyanosoma
Yellow Lined Cardinal
Amphiprion perideraion
Pink Skunk Clownfish
Paracirrhites forsteri
Forster's Hawkfish
Hippocampus subelongatus
Western Australian Seahorse


See Pests/Diseases for information on identification of diseases effecting fish and treatment options.



Fish Common Names

For a listing of "common" names for fish, see the fish common names page. It is an alphabetical listing of common names that fish species go under in Australia, based on the type of fish. For example, a Yellow Tang will be listed under T, for Tang.

A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z


Below you can find a listing of the various grouping of fish, based on the taxonomy of fish. Simply follow the links to the particular type of fish you are interested in.

Chondrichthyes - Cartilaginous Fish

Order Orectolobiformes - Carpet Sharks

Order Rajiformes - Rays

Osteichthyes - Bonyfish

Order Anguilliformes - Eels

Order Lophiiformes - Anglerfish

Order Syngnathidae - Seahorses, Pipefish and Allies

Order Scorpaeniformes - Scorpionfish and Flatheads

Order Perciformes - Perch-like Fish

Order Tetraodontiformes - Pufferfish and Filefish




Will the size of the fish in my tank be restricted by the size of the tank?

No. Marine fish have never evolved (nor needed to) the ability to only grow to the size their surrounding will support, unlike some freshwater species. A marine fish will commonly live for many years, and will reach its maximum size in captivity. If you cannot cater for its maximum size then it's strongly recommended you do not purchase this fish. See the Fish By Size pages, Recommended Fish for a Small Tank or research at FishBase.