View Full Version : Fish with personality

06/29/2017, 07:31 AM
What are some reef safe fish with a lot of personality?

06/29/2017, 08:00 AM
Flame Hawks, Yellow Assessors, Copperband Butterflies...Personal opinions, of course.

06/29/2017, 10:13 AM
by personality I'd guess you mean exhibit interesting behavior/reactions to your presence? Most marine fish eventually learn you feed them and will display various behaviors. The list might be shorter of fish that don't have personality. Sometimes it takes a year before they aren't afraid of you anymore and they feel settled and know you are there to feed/clean. In my experience Tangs really dance for you when you enter the room... but that might just be due to their size/color/fast swimming speed. But even clownfish will usually start wiggling about faster.

06/29/2017, 10:43 AM
Puffers and triggers are fun to watch. Also hawks and blennies IMO

06/29/2017, 10:49 AM
I've always like the Starry Blennie.

06/29/2017, 11:17 AM
Yellowhead jawfish have a lot of personality. Definitely one of my favourite fish

06/29/2017, 11:39 AM
Midas blenny

06/29/2017, 12:15 PM
Jawfish definitely have a lot of personality and take great interest in their surroundings. Though from my experience I would put Perly jawfish on the bottom of the pile.
I found the Chinstrap jawfish to have the most personality of all jawfish. On top of that it is also the most suitable for a reef tank as they are not very jumpy and get along with less substrate. In many ways they seem to be an in between of the smaller Marine Bettas and your typical jawfish.
Second on the jawfish hierarchy would be the Blue Spotted Jawfish, but they are better kept in a species tank than in a reef tank.
Other fish with lots of personality would be Marine Bettas, Angelfish, Anemonefish, Damselfish, many Gobies,... The list is pretty much endless.

The fish with easily the most personality are Puffer and Triggerfish due to their relatively high intelligence. This is especially the case with the predatory non-reef-safe species.

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06/29/2017, 12:50 PM
Tailspot blennies :) mine is so funny!

06/29/2017, 01:19 PM
My lawnmower blenny has a cool one.

06/29/2017, 01:27 PM
Blennies. Both my tail spot and bicolor seemed to like to watch me as much as I liked to watch them.

06/29/2017, 01:38 PM
Flame Hawk & Midas Blenny

07/01/2017, 06:48 AM
My lawnmower blenny has a cool one.

+1. Most fun fish to watch I have ever owned.