Most beautiful
fish on the planet

There are about 30 thousand species of fish in the world. These aquatic vertebrates inhabit freshwater bodies of water as well as salty seas and oceans. Gill respiration is characteristic of fish at all stages of their development.

They can differ from each other in size, color and body shape, way of feeding or habits. Some fish species stand out for their very attractive and bright appearance. Usually they are bred by people in aquariums. Beautiful-looking fish are able to calm and tune in to pleasant thoughts. In natural habitat, they use their striking appearance to survive. What are the most beautiful fish on the planet?


These fish are common in the Amazon basin. Adults reach a length of 20 centimeters. Discus have a rounded and flattened body, which can be of different colors. The body is covered with spots and vertical stripes. They primarily feed on insect larvae. These representatives of the cichlov family are social animals. Discus are the most popular and beautiful freshwater aquarium fish in the world.

Mandarin fish

This fish lives in the waters of the Pacific Ocean. The 6-centimeter body of the mandarin duck has an unusually bright color. The animal prefers to settle in coral reefs. This representative of the lyre family swims rather slowly. They feed mainly on small crustaceans. Mandarin chicks are difficult to keep in aquariums, as they only eat live food.

Parrot fish

These fish live in the tropical zone of the Indian and Pacific oceans. There are about 90 species of parrot fish. Adults can grow up to 1.3 m in length. The animal has a very bright and beautiful color. Parrotfish mainly feed on coral polyps and molluscs. Males have a harem of several females. If there is no dominant male in the flock, then one of the females can change sex and color.

Blue fish

This fish can be found in the eastern Pacific Ocean. The animal's body length is about 30 centimeters. Males are slightly larger than females. The body is dark blue. There is also a black drawing. The caudal fin is bright yellow. This member of the surgeon family feeds on plankton and algae. The Blue Surgeon is susceptible to disease, which is why only experienced aquarists breed them.


28 species of this fish inhabit the reefs of the Indian and Pacific oceans. The largest individuals have a body length of up to 16 centimeters. Depending on the species, clown fish are yellow, orange, black or red in color, as well as white stripes or spots. These representatives of the pomacentral family coexist with anemones. Clown fish hide in them from predators. They are well suited for breeding in aquariums. Unfortunately, the population of clown fish has dropped dramatically recently due to pollution of the oceans.

Fire centropig

This fish lives in the tropical waters of the Pacific Ocean. This representative of the Pomacanthidae family has a bright color. The body of the animal is bright orange. It has vertical black stripes and spots. The back of the dorsal fin is decorated with purple-blue and black stripes. Males are more brightly colored than females. Fire centropigs are not very picky about food. They feed on small crustaceans and algae.

Tulle apogee

This small fish lives in the waters of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. An adult can grow up to 8 cm in length. This representative of the apogon family has an oval body. Black transverse stripes are visible on the shiny silver body. On the fins there is a pattern in the form of white spots, which is individual for each individual. This marine fish is very popular with aquarists.

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Yellow Mask Angel

These fish are found in the shallow waters of the Indo-Pacific Ocean. The length of an adult is 38 centimeters. The yellow-masked angel has a bright yellow dorsal fin with a dark blue dot. A bright yellow or orange mask stands out on a dark blue face. Yellow-masked angels are often stressed, so they need to provide a comfortable environment for living in the aquarium.

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