We humans have been blessed or cursed with a trait called curiosity. We have always been curios what is inside the land? What is there in the skies? What lives in the seas? And many other things we seek to know which are far away from us. There is something very beautiful and mesmerizing about the sea. Scuba diving and witnessing the life under the sea waters is such a beautiful experience. Under the sea is a different world, a world of colors and beauty. There are very colorful and beautiful fishes in the sea. And there are hundreds of species known till now, but there are a few of them that are the most beautiful of all. Their beauty can be seen in their stunning colors and cute shapes and sizes. Here is the list of the top 10 most beautiful fishes under the sea.
10. The Rainbow Parrotfish
As the name of the fish indicates they are very colorful species. Their face has a shape of a beak. Many of you might be thinking why is it named as Parrotfish? Here is your answer, it uses its beak to crush tiny sea creatures living in coral and then eat them. They are not so eye catching but they are colorful enough to be among the top 10 most beautiful and colorful fishes.
9. Moorish Idol
Moorish idol’s original name is Zanclus Cornutus. This is also a very small species. These fish can be found in the Indo-Pacific sea region very easily. Moorish Idol has distinctive yellow and black stripes which are quite similar to the butterfly fish. I would not recommend you to buy this fish and keep it in your tank that is not because it is not beautiful; but because its dietary needs are very difficult to cater for.
8. The Mantis Shrimp
Mantis shrimp is not a fish, rather it is a crustacean. But if we look at it, it definitely deserves to be called a fish. Some of the mantis shrimps are brown in color but there are a few which have eye catching neon colors that make them stand in this list.
7. The Nudibranch
We just discussed a type of species that is not a fish technically but still it comes in the category of fishes. The Nudibranch is a type of shell-less gastropod mollusk although but it has a colorful splendor. Its colors make it 7th most beautiful sea fish in the world.
Symphysodons are found in the Amazon River basin. But they are also kept in fresh water aquariums for their beauty. Generally they are kept single with some peaceful species, but that does not mean that they don’t breed.
5. Clown Trigger Fish
The Clown Trigger fish is a tropical fish and it can be found in the Indo-Pacific region. They have very charming white, orange and yellow markings. It gets the name of clown for its orange painted face. Clown trigger fish is the most proud member of the trigger fish family for its eye catching looks and beauty.
4. The Clownfish
All the fans of Disney know what clown fish is and this is because of their film ‘Finding Nemo’. Although many of people think that this fish looks beautiful in orange and white but let me tell you that it comes in many different colors. Clownfish can easily handle captive atmosphere and so you can buy it and put it in your tank. Another surprising fact about them is that they can change gender. So don’t be surprised to see population explosion even when the tank is full of male fishes.
3. The Lionfish
The Lionfish has very distinctive appearance as compared to other fishes. It has a striped appearance like a lion. But it comes in red, brown, white, black and maroon color. Also known as the Fire fish, lion fish is as deadly as it is beautiful because of its venom.
2. Juvenile Emperor Angelfish
Angelfish are spectacular species. They make their name among the most beautiful fishes because of their breathtaking color and along with that, neon yellow and blue stripes. They can be easily found in both Indian and Pacific oceans, as well as in the Red sea and the Austral Islands.
1. Mandarin Fish
Mandarin fish, according to our survey is the most peaceful and the most colorful species of all. It is a very small fish which is native to the Pacific area. The fish has such colorful patterns that cannot be compared with any other fish in the list. This fish is very sensitive. And that is why it is very difficult to care for it. You should keep it in captivity only when you are an expert of the Mandarin fish. Before buying any of the fish mentioned above make sure you consult an expert first.