Top 10 most beautiful fishes in the world

It is estimated that 73% of Earth’s surface is covered by oceans, discovered many interesting species and still counting. Fishes are always one of the most interesting species in the world because of their colorful patterns and beautiful fins. Here the list of top 10 most beautiful fishes in the world.

10 Lyretail Anthias


Lyretail anthias is a marine aquarium fish native to the Indo-West pacific. The most interesting feature about lyretail anthias is all the fishes in the species born as females and will change to male upon growing. The color of this species also changes in the growing stage. They mainly found in blue, pink, and gold colors. Male lyretail anthias have a size of five inches, females are a little smaller. They mainly live in coral systems.

9 Lion Fish


One of the most attractive and quite poisonous fish species. They have long red and white stripes. Lionfish is native to the Indo-Pacific region, found in various colors The stripes of lionfish help them to defend against enemies. Lion fishes have the power to make instant movement in the water. It let them catch the prey easily. The size of lionfish ranges from 11 to 15 inches and weighs up to 1.5 kg. Lion fishes are also used as aquarium fish in many countries.

8 Symphysodon Discus

Symphysodon Discus

Unlike other aquarium fishes Symphysodon Discus fishes show intelligent behaviors, that is displaying of different moods. This behavior of discus fishes makes them a common aquarium fish. It is native to the Amazon basin of South America, found in blue, brown, green, reddish, and golden colors. They are very social, always travel in groups. Sea turtles and large fishes are the main predators of discus fish.

7 Moorish Idol

moorish idol

The Moorish idol is one of the smallest marine aquarium fish species found in the Indian Ocean, Japan and South Africa. These species have special yellow and black ribbons within their body. The Moorish idol is also social in nature, found in a group of large numbers. They live in coral reefs and spend lots of time on the surface of the ocean.

6 Triggerfish


There are 40 different species of triggerfish in the world native to the Eastern Pacific ocean. The larger one among the species has a length of 3.3 meters. Triggerfishes have strong, tough teeth that help them to catch prey like crabs very easily. The oval-shaped triggerfish have various colors in different parts of the body, make them so attractive. The color of triggerfish varies as blue, green, and yellow.

5 French Angel Fish

french angelfish

French Angelfish is one of the subspecies of angelfish native to Caribbean seas. The fish has an attractive pale mouth, yellow and black body. It grows up to a size of 24 inches. French angelfish inhabit different reef systems and rocks. Marine algae are the main food of french angelfish.

4 Blueface Angel Fish

most beautiful fishes

Blueface angelfish are the most colorful member of the angelfish family, native to the Indo-Pacific region. As the name indicates they have a deep blue colored face. Blueface angelfishes have a length of up to 14 inches. Their body is a mixture of light yellow and blue.

Blue angelfishes have a lifespan of 10 years. This species of angelfish used to have foods like shrimps, marine algae, and squids. It is found as a lovable aquarium fish as it is not all show aggressive behavior.

3 Banggai Cardinalfish

Banggai cardinalfish

Banggai cardinalfish is one of the peaceful aquarium fish endemic to the Banggai Island of Indonesia. They inhabit shallow waters across the island. This species of fish is very small in size which measures only 8cm in length. Their body has a beautiful pattern of black and white bars. The one thing that differentiates male fish from a female is an enlarged oral cavity. They mainly feed on planktons and copepods.

2 Clown Fish

clown fish

Clownfish one of the most attractive colorful fishes in the world, found in most of all coral reefs. There are 28 different species of clownfishes are in total. They have an attractive orange body with three brighter distinctive white bars. All clownfishes are born as males and they switch to females upon the growing stage. They also make quick and attractive movements while swimming.

1 Mandarinfish


The most colorful and attractive Mandarinfish is native to the Indo-Pacific region. Their body is in blue-green mixed color with orange lines. They live in lagoons and coral reefs. It is one of very active and peaceful aquarium fishes in the world. Mandarin fish makes rapid movements in the water. Small worms and ocean isopods are the main foods of mandarin fish. These species have a life span of 15 years.