This is a gallery of common reef fish that you will find most places in South East Asia.
Hold your mouse over the pictures to see their names at the bottom of the screen.
For more information about them, checkout the specieslist.
Group 1 – very common
You can expect to find these everywhere in South East Asia.
In places where tourists are allowed to feed bread to fish, these might be the only fish you see. When there are lots of tourists, there is lots of food, so the population of fish increases. In non-tourist season, the food supply stops and the most aggressive fish eat the babies of all the other species. The species in group 1 are aggressive are and better at eating the neighbours’ children, so they end-up dominating the population.
Group 2 – very common
These are other reef fish you can expect to find everywhere in South East Asia, (as long as they haven’t been eaten by Group 1 when they were babies!).
Group 3 – fairly common
Group 4 – slightly less common
These might be found in fewer places or in fewer numbers.
Group 5 – special places
You might only find these in unique places, e.g. places far away from the coastline or those places with a particular environment such as anemones or rocks.
This page was just for the commonly occurring reef fish. There are plenty of others no mentioned here. Other species will appear on the pages for the individual islands.
Click on Nemo’s nose at the top of the page for the main index.