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.

Freckled Hawkfish

Facts and Information

freckled hawkfish

Also called a Forster`s or Blacksided Hawkfish.  The Freckled Hawkfish is one of the hardest species to identify because there are six (and counting) color variations.  One distinguishing characteristic is the presence of freckles on the head.  On some specimens the freckles are small and red, others they are larger and brown or grayish purple.  These fish are named Hawkfish for their feeding manner by perching (via the pectoral fins) on coral branches and rocks and swooping down to snatch up small fish and shrimps.  They can be ravenous and are known to gobble down any shrimp, crab or small prawn unlucky enough to cross their path.  Even cleaner shrimps and gobies will be eaten with gusto by these fish.

Level of Difficulty - Level 2

Size - Large

Aggression Level - Level 2

Possible Tankmates - Shy Hamlet, Magnificent Rabbitfish 


radiata lionfish