Blackbelly Triggerfish

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Blackbelly Triggerfish

This species is known as Blackbelly Triggerfish and the correct latin name is Rhinecanthus verrucosus. It belongs to the Triggers family. (e) It's origin is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This species is aggressive towards tankmates.

Blackbelly Triggerfish can grow up to 23 cm what is approximately 9 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 2760cm2 of water surface which is approximately 427 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks that are large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is easy to keep the Blackbelly 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 recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

A carnivore; Requires various foods based on meat. Shrimps, fishes, scallops, etc.

Blackbelly Triggerfish picture no. 1

Blackbelly Triggerfish picture no. 2

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Document modified on Fri Dec 21 17:39:58 UTC 2007
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