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Mermaid Tails Inspired by Real Fish


While several Fin Fun tail designs are original, we’ve often looked at patterns found in nature to inspire some of our favorite Limited Edition tails! Let’s take a look at some mermaid tails inspired by real fish.

Neon Sea / Parrotfish

This saltwater fish engulfs the viewer in beautiful neon pinks, greens, and blues. The colors and patterns send a nod to the trending ‘80s and ‘90s styles, making it a perfect addition to our Limited Edition collection.

Clownfish / Clownfish

Anyone who’s seen Disney’s Finding Nemo, has already fallen in love with the little clownfish and his father. In this tail, mermaids can feel like real fish as they swim great depths just like their friend Nemo! 

Blue Tang / Royal Blue Tang

Who could have a Nemo without their favorite forgetful fish, Dory? The blue tang is perhaps one of the most recognizable fish.

It’s beautiful blue and yellow colors shine through the water and take us back to our childhood as we relive the life of Dory.

Rainbow Fish / Praecox Rainbowfish

Some of you may recall the popular children’s book, The Rainbow Fish. Our tail may be patterned after the illustrated version, but a real-life rainbow fish does exist!

The Praecox Rainbowfish captures beautiful blue and red hues with an almost glittery finish—just like ours! Any fan of the book would find themselves living the dream in this tail!

Orca / Orca whale

The orca whale (or killer whale), belongs to the oceanic dolphin family and is one of the most recognized “creatures” thanks to its iconic black and white features.

Orcas are the largest member of the dolphin family and bring a majestic presence to our already mysterious ocean. This tail is perfect for boys and girls alike and makes any swimmer feel like they’re on top of the world (or ocean).

Groovy Goby / Green Mandarin Goby

This groovy tail was inspired by nature’s green mandarin goby—a saltwater fish that typically lives up to 15 years!

The vibrant colors of the fish (and the mermaid tail) shine through the water making it a perfect choice for an exotic mermaid photoshoot

More creatures to come

These are just a few of our favorite sea creature designs—but this won’t be the end! What designs would you like to see on our next mermaid tails inspired by real fish? Do you have a favorite ocean fish? Tell us in the comments! 

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  • Posted by Alyssa Mueller on October 23, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Oh please oh please make a whale shark inspired tail. Whale sharks are my favorite sea creature and that tail would be so unique!

    • Posted by Mark Bejo Tenorio on September 9, 2022 at 12:16 am

      Me too 🥺

  • Posted by Robyn on December 21, 2021 at 12:13 pm

    I searched almost everywhere and figured: maybe it doesn’t exist yet! So my idea for a tail design is like a dolphin! I would really want one and I love dolphins! I think it would look great!