Popular Saltwater Fish!

Uncle Bill's Pet Centers carries a wide variety of freshwater and saltwater fish, and selection may vary by store location.  Here are some of the most popular saltwater fish Uncle Bill's offers - but it is not a complete listing of all the fish we have available at any given time.  This list as well as our in-store availability fluctuates and is updated regularly.  Please note this information on each fish's page is for your reference only, and any advice acquired from these listings is to be used at your own discretion.

Blue-Jaw Triggerfish

Facts and Information

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Females lack the brilliant blue "chin" of the males, but not the lovely yellow margins of the caudal (tail), adipose and anal fins.  The scientific name, “Xanthichthys” (fish turning yellow or brown by frying), “auromarginatus” (with gold margins) alludes to the beautiful yellow coloring on the fins. Overall, the body is grayish blue with raised scales.  Blue-jaw, also known as Blue-throat (more commonly used in the aquarium hobby) triggers are often shy when newly introduced, but soon assert their dominance in the aquarium once they settle in.  Small crustaceans are the preferred fair, particularly copepods and other plankton animals.  Don`t let this fish`s delicate appearance fool you, it can hold its own with most any fish, particularly the males of the species.

Level of Difficulty - Level 2

Size - Extra Large

Aggression Level - Level 3

Possible Tankmates - Blue Lined or Panther Grouper, Yellow-tail Puffer fish, Queen Triggerfish


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