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.

Clown Grouper

Facts and Information

clown grouper soapfish

The Clown Soapfish, better known as a Clown Grouper, is an attractively marked species that doesn`t grow too big (at least as far as most groupers are concerned) and adapts easily to aquarium life and prepared foods.  The signature brown saddles on the back distinguish this species from similarly colored groupers and soapfishes. Clown Soapfishes grow between thirteen and fourteen inches and inhabit very deep waters in the wild, from seventy-five feet down to over six hundred feet.  When stressed or handled, this fish exudes a sudsy toxin from the skin called grammistin which has an extremely bitter taste and helps it avoid predation by larger fishes.

Level of Difficulty - Level 2

Size - Extra Large

Aggression Level - Level 2

Possible Tankmates - Niger Triggerfish, Red Volitan Lionfish, Red Coris (adult)


radiata lionfish