Indonesia is rich in ornamental fish
species, which are exported to the United States,
Japan and Europe. Among these beautiful marine
aquarium fish species are the Amphiprion, the
Dascyllus, the red colored labrida and the
gorisaygula, found plenty in the waters around the
The balistoides niger is found in
abundance in north Sulawesi. Apart from fish, the
waters around many islands, especially in the more
virgin areas in the eastern parts of the archipelago,
offer a rich variety of conches and shells and one of
the world's most beautiful conches, the so called
"Glory of the Sea".
In waters around nature reserves,
however, the collecting of fish, shells and other
objects of marine life is prohibited.