Blackbar Triggerfish

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Blackbar Triggerfish

This fish is known as Blackbar Triggerfish, HumaHuma Picasso Trigger and the correct latin name is Rhinecanthus aculeatus. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Triggers family. (e) It's origin is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

An aggressive fish.

Blackbar Triggerfish can grow up to 30 cm what is approximately 11 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 3600cm2 of water surface which is approximately 558 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is easy to keep the Blackbar Triggerfish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The pH level should be stable, varying between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for marine fish.

When Rhinecanthus Aculeatus is young it is peaceful, but when it is older it gets aggressive. It is more aggressive to own species and to the fish of similar sizes than to other fish.

A carnivore which likes small fishes, shrimp and scallop. Also accepts vegetable.

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Thanks to Kenneth Leonard for the pictures. Copyright Ken Leonard.

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