Bluelined Triggerfish

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Bluelined Triggerfish

This species is known as Bluelined Triggerfish, Gold Back Triggerfish and the correct latin name is Xanthichthys caeruleolineatus. It belongs to the Triggers family. (e) Origin of this fish is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

The Bluelined Triggerfish belongs to semi-aggressive fish.

Bluelined Triggerfish can grow up to 35 cm what is approximately 13 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 4200cm2 of water surface which is approximately 651 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks that are very 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 not very difficult to keep the Bluelined 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.


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

Bluelined Triggerfish, picture no. 1

Bluelined Triggerfish, picture no. 2
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