Clockwise from top-left
- Grunt Sculpin by Steve Weast
- Rock Eel by Jon Olav
- Stickleback by JacobNano
- Ornate Cowfish by Steve Weast
- Goby by Jon Olav
Temperate marine fish are fascinating fish that have evolved to deal with the nutrient rich, cool, waters of the temperate seas. Often considered dull in color, some species of temperate marine fish are vibrantly colored. Point in case: the Catalina Goby.
In the commercial industry of the aquarium hobby, temperate marine fish are often hard to come by. Usually specimens are exchanged on a personal level. However, since the temperate marine hobby is growing the occasional temperate fish is shipped in with tropical fish. Temperate fish are for the most part carnivourous and have a high waste put resulting in the necessity of excellent filtration.
Catalina Goby (Lythrypnus dalli)
Rock Greenling (Hexagrammos lagocephalus)
Fugu Puffer (Takifugu ocellatus)