The blacksided hawkfish is very common

  • Photo by Terry Lilley

    The blacksided hawkfish swims in Hawaiian waters.

This very common Hawaiian fish is often though of as three different fish by snorkelers. Underwater without a flashlight they look just a drab brown but when you turn the bright lights on they are amazing colors! The babies are yellow, black and white, so they are often thought to be a completely different fish.