Hot! Nemo’s Reef Combinations to Attract Fish, Friends or Guests

As I have promised you in my article with Nemo’s Reef tips and tricks, I will share with you all the combinations that I found to bring in new fish, as well as friends or guests to your reef. As you probably know, you will have to plant different types of things from the game’s nursery together in order to attract new inhabitants to the reef. These are usually hard to find and often found by accident (or by paying Pearls for hints), so any list should be really helpful!

So here are the Nemo’s Reef combinations of plants and rocks and so on that I found to bring in new inhabitants, fish, guests or friends!

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Yellow Table Plant near Red Branches
Yellow Table Plant near Rock (specials)
Giant Brown Grass near Purple Marine Shrub
Giant Green Seabush near Green Straight Seaweed
Heap of stone near Yellow Plateau
Orange Tube Sponge near Orange Bell Sea Pen
Maroon Pipe Sponge near Lilac Cirripathes and Violet Sea Shrub
Giant Brown Sea Grass near Purple Marine Shrub
Small Yellow Grass near Seashell and Yellow Bell Sea Pen

For now, these are the combinations that you can try in Nemo’s Reef to attract more fish to your reef. If you know more, please let us know and I will update this list so everybody can enjoy the nice inhabitants!


  1. Try yellow table plant next to giant brown grass

  2. I can’t find violet sea shrub

  3. White sea horse…. I used 2 silver bubble, 3 flat rocks, 1bolder, 1 big rock on a far edge of your reef. Hope it works for you

  4. Pat They mean violet sea blossom! I had the same trouble!! But the sea blossom works!!!
    However I can’t find the seashell??
    And had no luck with table plant next to giant brown grass!!

  5. The seashell comes from mystery seed. Some fish you have to zoom close to see

  6. Put the carnation coral with the Giant Brown Grass and the Purple Marine Shrub

  7. Rae~ I couldn’t get the carnation coral, giant brown sea grass and purple marine shrub to work.

  8. Add me evilkitty1903

  9. Use flat rock gaint brown sea grass n brown cluster that small ball thing

  10. I missed the chance to attract the green sea horse and the jellyfish because I was letting my children play. Any advice on how to attack them again or are they gone for good?

  11. Carnations coral near red branches

  12. How do I attract the yellow octopus I have planted light green sea moss and both shell types and small seaweed and rocks all types

    • I have never had more than 5 pearls, at one time, and they seem to disappear, even though I don’t use them…I have two fish that give 1 pearl each, if I feed each one 2000 algea apiece…I am stuck, any ideas? …nemosreef4959

  13. How do you get any octopus?

  14. 1 silver bubble next to 1rock keeps white seahorse

  15. I lost both green and white seahorse. I could not find silver bubble anywhere. Where is this?

  16. I found the silver bubble. I put all items together but no seahorse arrived. I’ll give it a few days and report back.

  17. How do I keep the yelow jellyfisg?

  18. Hello so a few days ago I got the white clown frog fish and then today got the green bat fish I have looked on line and can’t seem to find anyone who can tell me how to keep theys fish… so please if anyone knows please help me.

  19. Dannybuz I found to keep the yellow jellyfish all you need is to put three yellow pillows next to eachother and that worked good luck hope this works for you…

  20. Still didn’t get any seahorse. Any other suggestions?

  21. How do I keep the yellow octopus?? I tried the combo people used but I got nothing. Idk if its a new plant/rock combo since I updated my app. Please help, thanks

  22. Giant brown grass + flat rock + seaweed brown cluster

  23. Which rare seed produces the bright green thalassadendron?

    • The 10 pearl extraordinary mystery seed will produce the bright green thalasodendron. However I didn’t try but two times before i decided to wait on weekend quests that required 8 rare plants of any kind be grown. I invariably will use the 10 pearl seeds……& it took months of meeting these weekend quests to eventually grow another one. Assignments on the left remain to be fulfilled while daily home works are posted on the right of screen, these you have to get done that day or by the next day they’re gone. I enjoy the challenge of playing without buying the pearls. Oh yeah a weekend quest is exactly what i implies meet the requirements or by Sunday evening it’s up.

  24. How do I attract any octupus? I still don’t have one and I’m on level 20-something.

  25. How do i keep the red octopus in my reef i lost the jellyfish

  26. Can someone what a purple marine shrub is? Thanks a lot.

  27. It was suggested that I grow ANY 8 rare plants in days to earn points and yellow pajama cardinal fish. I did this immediately purchasing 7 mystery seed and 1extraordinary mystery seed but only am credited 1 of 8!! I do not have extra fish and feel like I lost 8400 sand dollars for nothing!, just warning you all. All these plants are listed under rare as suggested.

  28. A orange and a green seaweed keep the brown sea dragon
    A single extra grown yellow pillow keeps a yellow jellyfish
    A extra single green seaweed cluster keeps a green seahorse

  29. sarasreef – only the extraordinary mystery seeds are 100% guaranteed to grow a rare plant. The mystery seeds can grow any plant rare or not.


  31. Dear friends, i have tried the combinations above, i see the new fishes for the moment but they disappear immediately.. Why is that? Thank you…

  32. Joseph Philpott

    This last weekend I had a chance to get a pajama cardinal by planting 8 rare plants of any kind I did that in fact I planted 10 but only gave me credit for 1 :( why is that

  33. Your fish didn’t totally disappear….if you zoom in on the area, they are still there, they just don’t show when the screen is regular size. My only fish I can see all the time are mainly ones that I have gotten from mystery seeds and my “guests”

  34. What happens if you don’t have enough algae to feed all of your fish? 42000 algae for 3 fish every 48+ hours is a lot. I haven’t fed these 3 fish in order to feed the other pearl producing fish.

  35. Thank you Lori!!!

  36. To get the Pajama Cardinal the 8 rare plants had to all be different and ones that you didn’t have before. I MISSED GETTING THE RARE FISH BY ONE PLANT.

  37. Does someone know What I need to do so i can get a rare plant from a mystery seed?

  38. Happy psalm…I just got the red octopus in level 23. It just appeared. To keep it you’ll need to buy onelilacc and one red cirripathes. I hope you get one.

    Charlene… I got the yellow pajama cardinal by buying a total of 8 extraordinary mystery seeds using up a lot of my pearls. Now to keep him fed to produce one silly pearl I have to use 10000 algae! I guess he’ll be hungry for a while as well as the red frog fish (13000 algae) and the blue emperor, i think it is that needs 20000 algae. What the heck???

  39. Not all mystery seeds grow a rare plant. To grow 8 rare plants I had to plant 14 of the expensive mystery seeds and a pearl one watching to see which seeds sparkled when growing. Luckily had been hoarding coin and algae for that weekend

  40. You dont have to feed the fish pearls. Its optional. They wont leave or starve or anything

  41. I keep planting this enigmatic plant and when it reaches the last stages it dissears on me idk what to do

  42. Hhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!

  43. Why do some plants glow highlighter purpel or blue? ?
    Also some fish appear in the green sea grass then disappear. They are little ones. Black with yellow strips

  44. Orange Bell Sea Pen beside Orange Tube Sponge x

  45. Can anyone help me I have tried all combo possibilities with different rocks, different amounts of silver bubbles. Grew them from new when it arrives and can’t get the white seahorse to stay. Please help me!

  46. How do I keep the yellow sea dragon?

  47. Thank you sweetreez :-)

  48. To keep most new guest you have to grow new plants. Putting previous plants together will not work. Like the yellow octopus. Only one light green srub,one shell and one flat rock is all u need, all new. Zoom in to see your new little fishes, the ones that dissapeare

  49. Nataliethurlbeck

    Add me my user name is my name nataliethurlbeck :-)

  50. Add me, I got Cat’s Paw Coral ready for harvesting (= 500exp + 450 Algae) for u guys everyday!!!!

    Username: KevinEnSteffi

  51. I am on level 30 starting but no rare plant had grew from level 28.I like psychedelic coral it is soo pretty and give more xp in just 1:30 hr.

  52. User: Doryinator

  53. Jennifer Williams

    Username: Hippiechic026
    Visit me, friend me

  54. Try orange plateau plant orange peel seaweed clustar and orange heap of seamoss

  55. Add me TiffanieD6590 :-)

  56. What do I need to plant to keep the yellow jellyfish. I dont want to buy the clues because I only have 5 pearls. Any suggestions? Btw this game is so addictive!

  57. How do we get more reef to plant on?

  58. Witch plants go with red tube sponge? Ive tried different combos and nothins worked :-(

  59. You don’t attract guests or friends to your reef. However when the guests arrive you do get hints to buy which tell you what you need to attract your guest.
    But because not everyone can buy pearls because DISNEY think everyone is rich and can I`ll tell you what the guests like because I don`t buy pearls:

    Brown seadragon = one green straight seaweed and one orange straight seaweed
    Green seahorse = one green seaweed cluster
    Red seahorse = one bright green bonsai and one green marine bonsai
    White seahorse = one rock and one silver bubble coral
    White seadragon = one white seaflower
    Yellow seadragon = one ruby seaflower
    Yellow jellyfish = one yellow pillow
    Light blue jellyfish = one rose seabed and one boulder
    Pink jellyfish = one pink marine shrub and one pink sea blossom
    Yellow octopus = one shell, one rock, one light green marine shrub and one flat rock
    Red octopus = one red cirripathes and one lilac cirripathes
    Green octopus = one green seaflower
    Orange octopus = one big yellow-green seaweed and one heap of stones

    Thats all my 9 year old son did and they stayed.

  60. Guest fishes should appear every four levels. You shouldnt worry about making them appear but when they arrive is when you try to keep them otherwise they will leave.

    Rare fishes, unlike guest fishes, do appear instantly if you grow the right type of rare plant. You don’t need to combine rare plants or normal plants to attract rare fish. Just one single rare plant is enough to attract it and make it stay. Not all extrodinary mystery seeds grow a different rare plant each time. It may be a repeat of what you already have. Plain mystery seeds do not garantee a rare plant either but when you plant a plain one if it sparkles it will be.

  61. Game updated…. Add me: BOOPPIRE913… all capital letters…

  62. Anyone figure out how to find hidden treasure in this weekends Saturday challenge?

  63. What’s up with the Kevinensteffi guy? I added as a friend like he said and every time I try to visit, it shuts me right out of the game! Not cool!

  64. I found using mystery seeds and extraordinary mystery seeds helps attract rare fish.

  65. I’ve just found yellow sponge bed + green straight seaweed + violet stems seems to be a combination.

  66. ChesleyFamilyReef

    Just a curious question. After you have attracted the guest fish do you have to keep the plants arranged like that or can you move them?

  67. Thomas Taylor

    Add me as your friend please all CAPITOL letters except the s i lower case “T2SREEF”

  68. Hey ladies & gentlemen! Helpful sight…Thank you!! Please add me: StarfishCentral13 (as spelled here). Ive got most of you on my friends list already; those of you above whom left your screen names. Log on and add me, i’ve got quite the reef and fish!! Thanks.

  69. I could use some friends. Can someone add my reef please: lylasquishy2445

  70. Anyone know combo for violet Plateau plant???

  71. Anyone tell me where big green yellow seaweed is – i am on level 25 and have orange octopus but can’t find how to keep him. No big yellow green seaweed anywhere. Add me as friend please.crogers2314

  72. How do you change your username on the game?

  73. My reef has been hacked into by nemo”s reef cheats trainee.com_Hacked They’re stealing my pearls algae &sandollars Every reef I visit is empty! How does Disney allows this to happen? I wasn’t aware of the challenge for the golden trumpet fish.The paracites have made me hate the game!

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  76. Extremely useful tips!! If any one would like add me MsHazelEyes89

  77. could some body please let me know how I can grow a specific rare plant. I have to grow a orange feather star, yellow feather star, blue sea grapes, and yellow mermaid fan? I have tried more than 10 times but nothing that I need has grown.

  78. I would like to make a suggestion to the creators of Nemos Reef, I have been playing for more than six months and have accumulated 800K in sand dollars and have only 50K of algae. It would cost more than 200K to feed one fish for one day to grow one pearl. Why not have the game give as much algae as dollars. And lower the cost of pearls so people with less income could afford to buy some.

  79. How do I remove friends that are inactive?

  80. PleASE ADD ME Reef19384806

  81. Im new and barely on level 10 anyone wanna help me get to a higher level :)

  82. Just added a bunch of you …
    Please feel free to add me …
    Level 24 addicted player!
    Thanks in advance!
    Name of reef: blakjakfool

  83. PS –
    My sister plays everyday also
    And would like some more teammates.
    Her user name is: Seige77

  84. Rose barrel sponge next to mauve bell sea pen.

  85. Nobody said that plants in patch in combination doesn’t “work” in atraction of small fish. So here is another advice!

  86. Does anyone know if you can save your reef as an image when you’ve completed to game?
    My user name is: Ninabug1014

  87. There is anoher combination to attract another variation of small fish! Red eucheuma denticulatum, giant red grass, red seaweed. I’m on stage 34. Good luck!!

  88. Just another tip. If you have spare time or you are just crazy about this game,
    make an affort and make combinations of plants to attract your own, not yet discovered
    combinations of plants for vary small fish like I did. Believe me, it’s a great joy to discover something new and unique. Any living plant should have t’s own combination for small fish, it’s a reason why
    they are called living plants, isn’t it? And also one or more ornamental plants. Not always, but might content some specials, like rock or something. Good luck!!!

  89. Wanneer krijg ik een uitbreiding van het rif? IK zit al meerdere levels zonder uitbreiding, en ik kan geen mysterieuze zaadjes meer planten! Graag een oplossing a.u.b.

  90. I have to grow an orange feather star and I am going broke buying rare plants with my pearls and every time I plant a plantnwith my pearls I get the same plant my vitality is a 100 on all aspects and I have tried numerous plant combos. Please help I’m on level 38.

  91. I’ve had a strange thing happen. I am at level 34 and I had planted some mystery seeds the 2 of the plants that grew were plants that I don’t have in my menu. Both are ornamentals. Has this happened to any one else? They are a “Purple Mangrove Propagule” (don’t know what level it’s on) and a “Big Yellow Seaweed” (not available until level 36)

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  94. Hello to all out there in nemo’s reef, I am fairly new to this game and just figured out about the saturday challenges and am curious to know how to unlock the challenge or are they just available on saturday’s… I am currently on level 23 and am on here daily tryin to improve levels if any one interested in co-op quests plz add me… reef name is puckniceholez…

  95. My name is wanda518 and would love to have you as a friend on nenos reef. Please feel free to add me. Thank you…..

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