I used to be an enthusiast of salt water aquarium. But it last for only a year, right after my puffy puffer died.
It wasn't easy to set it up. It gave you the hell of commitment, knowledge and money to do so. It wasn't cheap to pick a very good salt, tank, filtering system, carbons, interiors, and not to forget, the most important thing, the fish.
I had 2ft small tank with on-top filtering system, which I knew it wasn't a very good system to have (bottom or side filter are the best). Keen to have it and having a salt water fish was really "in" at that time, I spent quite a money on it.
I even bought a covered tank, complete with light, and interiors such as corals and sands. The very first fish that I always wanted to make as pet was a dog-fish. A very dark choco colored with white spots on it. Soooo doggy-faced!
But then I wanted a cow-fish a.k.a box-fish but I was told that it wasn't easy to take care of it (it has a set of horns and back tails, and easy to die). So I choose a similar league, cute and puffy, none other than a puffer fish!
It was really darn cute with white spots on top and stripes on belly, and I called it "puffy". It ate a dried shrimp in a shot and liked to rest and sleep on corals.
I took almost a month for me to recover and I bought three types of damsel. It's been said that damsel is the toughest salt water small fish, easy to take care off, and difficult to die fast. Ok, good.
Black with white dots, half blue and half yellow, and the most popular damsel, sergeant major.
Fact lied. They died one after another.