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Top 10 Most Beautiful Fish in the World

We know that over 70% of the earth’s surface is covered by water, which has discovered many different and amazing species and the number is still increasing.

Fishes are one of the most beautiful and amazing species in the world because of their looking pattern and beautiful structure. They come in different sizes, shapes, and colors.

We have the list of top 10 most beautiful fishes in the world.

Here is the list of the top 10 most beautiful fish in the world:

10. Lyretail Anthias

Lyretail Anthias

We have lyretail anthias in our tenth number, it is a marine aquarium fish which is native to Indo-West pacific. One of the interesting features of this fish is that all the fishes in the species are born as females and it will change to male while growing.

The color of this fish also keeps on changing in the growing stage. It is mainly found in the gold, blue and pink colors. Male fish of this species have a size of about five inches, and the size of females is a little small. These fish mainly live in the coral system. 

9. Lion Fish

Lion Fish

Lionfish is one of the most beautiful and poisonous fish species. They have long red and a white stripes. They are also native to the Indo-Pacific regions, which are found in many colors.

The stripes of them help to defend against their enemies. They also have the power to make an instant movement in water. Lionfish are commonly got a size ranges from 11 to 15 inches and the weight is upto 1.5 kilogram.

Lionfish are also very famous to be used in aquariums around the world. 

8. Symphysodon Discus

Symphysodon Discus

Symphysodon Discus is one of the most beautiful and often called the king of aquariums. They have a very thin look from the front, and from the side they have got a round disc shape.

They also usually have a size of around 6 inches. Discus come in a variety of colors but the red color is often said as the most beautiful fish in the world.

They are commonly found in the areas of Amazon river, and are social and always travel in their groups.

7. Moorish Idol

Moorish Idol

It is one of the smallest and a marine aquarium fish species commonly found in the areas of Indian ocean, South Africa and Japan. They have a special yellow and a black ribbon within their entire body.

Idols are also very social in nature, and are commonly found in a large group. They live in coral reefs and spend most of their time on the surface of the ocean. They grow up to 9 inches and are one of the most interesting species of fish.

6. Triggerfish


There are a total of 40 different species of triggerfish in the entire world which are native to Eastern Pacific ocean. The largest one of the species has a length of about 3.3 meters.

They have strong, tough teeth which helps them to hunt crabs easily. The oval shapes of the triggerfish have many colors in different parts of their body, which make them so beautiful. They are found in yellow, green and blue colors.

5. French Angelfish

French Angelfish

French Angelfish are beautiful and native to shallow reefs of Bahamas, Florida and Caribbean. They have a very attractive pale mouth, yellow and a black body.

When they grow, their stripes disappear and leave deep grey or a black covered body with the flakes of yellow. However, they need a large tank with a big swimming space to keep them in the aquarium.

They also grow up to 23 inches when they become mature. The main food of the French angelfish is Marine algae’s. 

4. Blueface AngelFish

Blueface AngelFish

They are one of the most colorful fish and are a member of angelfish family, which are native to the Indo-Pacific region. As the name itself says that they have a deep blue color face. They also have a length up to 14 inches.

Blueface have a mixture of blue and light yellow in their body. They also have an amazing lifespan of about 10 years. This species of the angelfish take foods like marine algae, shrimps and squids.

They are also taken as an aquarium fish and it also doesn’t show any type of aggressive behavior. 

3. Banngai Cardinalfish

Banngai Cardinalfish

They are said to be one of the most peaceful aquarium fish native to Bannai Island of Indonesia. They grew up in the shallow water across the islands.

This species of the fish has a very small size, Cardinalfish just measures about 8cm in length. Their whole body has an attractive pattern of black and a white bars.

One of the facts that differentiate male fish from a female one is an enlarged oral cavity. They also mainly feed on the copepods and the planktons.

2. Clown Fish

Clown Fish

Clown Fish is also one of the most attractive colorful species of fish in the world, which are found in all coral reefs. There are a total 28 species of the clown fishes found till now.

They have a beautiful orange body along with three brighter distinctive white bars. Apart from that, All types of clown fishes are born as males but they switch to females while they mature. They make very quick and amazing as well as attractive moments while they swim. 

1. Mandarinfish


This is our most beautiful species of fish from this list. Mandarinfish is a very colorful and attractive fish native to the Indo Pacific region. Their body is in the blue green mixture color along the orange lines. They commonly live in the coral reefs and lagoons.

It is one of the most peaceful and very active aquarium fishes in the world. They also make very attractive rapid movements while they swim in water. Ocean isopods and small types of worms are the main foods for these fish. They have got an amazing life span of 15 years. 

Final Words

So, these were the number of gatherings of the foremost beautiful fish from the planet. Each of these fish have their own native, unique colors, shape and sizes which makes fish as one of the best species. 

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