Profiles, Facts & Information about Triggerfish including feeding, reef tank compatibility, photos,
While larger juveniles and adults of the Clown Triggerfish (Balistoides conspicillum ) species will do quite well, the very small juveniles (often sold as "tiny") do not fare so well in an aquarium. This may be due to the frequent feeding requirements of the very small juveniles not being met.
The Crosshatch is one of the few Triggers that can actually be a pleasure to keep. It is rarely aggressive towards its tank mates, unless they are much smaller or introduced to the tank after the Crosshatch. If more than one are to be kept in the same tank, it is best to add a male a up to several females at the same time.
Also known as: Bursa Triggerfish, Lei Triggerfish, Green & White Triggerfish, White Lined Triggerfish, Scimitar Triggerfish, Scythe Triggerfish, and in Australia the Pallid Triggerfish, this is a Trigger that remains fairly small compared to the other species, but like with most other Family Balistidae members, it is a fish that prefers to live a solitary life and does not do well with others of the same or similar species.
An omnivore that can be fed a mixed diet of shrimp, squid, clams, fish, and other meaty fares suitable for carnivores, as well as marine algae and vitamin-enriched herbivore foods.
The Picasso Triggerfish is not recommended for a reef tank. This fish eats a wide variety of crustaceans and other invertebrates, with the exception of stinging anemones such as the Stichodactyla or Carpet species for example.
This fish enjoys the shallower waters outside the reef that has very rocky, stony or corally turrain where it can hide. Provide with plenty of shelter and ample room to roam around.
Also known as Humu-Humu, Black-Wedgetail, Wegde-Tail, Pig-Nosed, Reef, and Painted Triggerfish, to help to reduce aggression towards other tankmates, provide ample room and shelter to allow this fish to establish an adequate sized territory of its own.