ALOHA FROM JENNIE: From Hawaiian private homes to physician waiting rooms, restaurants and hotel lobbies, saltwater aquariums ranging from micro to massive in size are incredibly beautiful and soothing. Some examples of vibrant saltwater fish that are fascinating to view in aquariums are shown above. From left to right on the top row, we are appreciating a royal gramma, bicolor blenny, picasso triggerfish and panther grouper. On the second row, we have a hawaiian wrasse cleaning a pufferfish, flame angel, hippo tang and finally, the Hawaii state fish, humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa (reef triggerfish).
In addition to the hippo tang and clownfish made famous by the movie "Finding Nemo", Hawaii enthusiasts can also add a variety of hermit crabs, feather dusters and shrimp to round out their home aquariums. On Oahu, Hanauma Bay is the island's most popular snorkeling destination where visitors take the opportunity to see colorful fish in their natural reef habitat.
Additional aquarium photos are included in a slideshow on our IMAGES page.