Top 10 most beautiful fish in the world

Nature is the greatest artist. It created beautiful plants and animals, and here are ten of the most beautiful fish in the world. Many of them are protected species, so it would be more than expensive to have them.

10. Clown Trigger Fish

Clown triggerfish (Balistoides conspicillum), also known as the bigspotted triggerfish, are demersal marine fish belonging to the family Balistidae, or commonly called triggerfish. The clown triggerfish is a small sized fish which grows up to 50 cm. Its body has a stock appearance, oval shape and compressed laterally. The head is large and represents approximately one third of the body length. The mouth is small, terminal and has strong teeth.

 

9. Symphysodon

Symphysodon discus, the Red discus, is a species of cichlid native to the Amazon Basin. This species grows to a length of 12.3 centimetres (4.8 in) SL. This species can also be found in the aquarium trade.

8. The rainbow parrotfish

The rainbow parrotfish (Scarus guacamaia) is a species of fish in the Scaridae family. Among the largest members of this family (the largest in the Atlantic), it reaches 1.2 metres (3.9 ft) in length. It is found at coral reefs, mangroves and sea grass beds in the Caribbeanand at Bermuda.

7. Mantis Shrimp

Mantis shrimp or stomatopods are marine crustaceans, the members of theorder Stomatopoda. They may reach 30 centimetres (12 in) in length, in exceptional cases up to 38 cm (15 in) has been recorded. The carapace of mantis shrimp covers only the rear part of the head and the first four segments of the thorax. Mantis shrimp appear in a variety of colours, from shades of browns to bright neon colours.

6. Moorish Idol

The Moorish idol, Zanclus cornutus (“crowned scythe”), is a small marine fish species, thesole extant representative of the family Zanclidae (from the Greek ζαγκίος, zagkios, “oblique”) in order Perciform. A common inhabitant of tropical to subtropical reefs and lagoons, the Moorish idol is notable for its wide distribution throughout the Indo-Pacific.


5. The Nudibranch

A nudibranch is a member of Nudibranchia, a group of soft-bodied,marine gastropod mollusks which shed their shell after their larval stage. They are noted for their often extraordinary colors and striking forms. There are more than 3,000 described species of nudibranchs.

4. The Lionfish

Pterois, commonly known as lionfish, is a genus of venomous marine fish found mostly in the Indo-Pacific. Pterois is characterized by conspicuous warning coloration with red, white, creamy, or black bands, showy pectoral fins and venomous spiky fin rays.[1][2] Pterois are classified into a number of different species, but Pterois radiata, Pterois volitans and Pterois miles are the most commonly studied.

3. The Clownfish

Clownfish or anemonefish are fishes from the subfamily Amphiprioninae in the family Pomacentridae. Thirty species are recognized, one in the genus Premnas, while the remaining are in the genus Amphiprion. In the wild they all form symbioticmutualisms with sea anemones. Depending on species, clownfish are overall yellow, orange, or a reddish or blackish color, and many show white bars or patches.

2. Juvenile Emperor Angelfish

Juveniles are dark blue with electric blue and white rings; adults have yellow and blue stripes, with black around the eyes. It takes about 24 to 30 months for an emperor angelfish to acquire its adult coloring. They grow to 40 cm (15.75 in) in length.

1. Mandarin Fish

The Mandarinfish or Mandarin dragonet (Synchiropus splendidus), is a small, brightly colored member of the dragonet family, which is popular in the saltwateraquarium trade. The mandarinfish is native to the Pacific, ranging approximately from the Ryukyu Islands south to Australia.