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why captive bred?

Captive bred means the fish was born and raised in an aquarium. Clownfish, Dottybacks, and Cardinalfish are among the easiest fish to captive breed. The major advantages of buying captive bred fish are that they are well socialized with people and other fish, and will readily eat many types of prepared fish foods. There is a much lower risk of disease because they come directly from the breeder to our store.  We also find captive bred fish to be less aggressive than their wild counterparts, making them an ideal choice for any saltwater aquarium.

 

There are many patterns of captive bred designer clownfish available at

Salty Blues. We offer pairs, singles, and harems.

 

View the gallery below to get inspired!

 

Call or stop in to discuss pricing and availability (515) 410-2779.

Local purchase only- we do not ship.

 

We do sell wild-caught fish such as tangs, wrasses, gobies, 

predators, and more. Stop by the store to see what's in stock.

 

We're glad to order anything you don't see!

 

Click here for full list of available clownfish options.

Longfins

  • Black Ice Longfin

  • Premium Black Ice Longfin

  • Mocha Longfin

  • Phantom Longfin

  • Black Ocellaris Longfin

Storms

  • Black Storm

  • Mocha Storm

  • Orange Storm

Classic Patterns

  • Ocellaris

  • Black Ocellaris/Darwin

  • Black Ice

  • Snowflake

  • Picasso

  • Flurry

  • Wyoming White

  • Frostbite

  • Phantom

  • DaVinci

  • Midnight

  • Naked

  • Domino

  • Gladiator

  • MochaVinci

  • and more

Maroon Clownfish

  • Gold Nugget

  • Gold Stripe

  • Goldflake

  • Gold Dot

  • Lightning/Thunder

  • and more

Other New and Noteworthy Strains

  • Mochavinci Extreme

  • Midnight Lighting

Most popular Marine aquarium fish

Lawnmower Blenny

Fun personality and will eat diatoms and other microalgae.

Scientific Name

Color

Size

Care

Temperment

Peaceful

Easy

5"

Gray

Salarias fasciatus

Tank Size

30+ gallons

Ocellaris Clownfish

Come in all kinds of colors and patterns and are extremely personable and hardy. Can be kept in pairs and may eventually spawn in the aquarium. All varieties we sell are captive bred.

Scientific Name

Color

Size

Care

Temperment

Semi-Agressive

Easy

3"

Orange, Black, White, Mocha

Amphiprion ocellaris

Tank Size

10+ gallons

Orchid Dottyback

Tank raised. Active and likes to hide in caves in the tank.

Scientific Name

Color

Size

Care

Temperment

Semi-Agressive

Easy

3"

Purple

Pseudochromis fridmani

Tank Size

20+ gallons

Midas Blenny

Bright, active fish with a cute "smile"

Scientific Name

Color

Size

Care

Temperment

Peaceful

Easy

6"

Yellow

Ecsenius midas

Tank Size

30+ gallons

Banggai Cardinalfish

Does well and look great in schools or pairs. Tank raised.

Scientific Name

Color

Size

Care

Temperment

Peaceful

Easy

3"

Black, Silver

Pterapogon kauderni

Tank Size

20+ gallons

Green Mandarin Goby

Most only eat live copepods, therefore, your aquarium should be well established with lots of live rock and a mature refugium.

Scientific Name

Color

Size

Care

Temperment

Peaceful

Difficult

4"

Green, Red, Blue, Yellow

Synchiropus splendidus

Tank Size

20+ gallons