Niger Trigger

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Niger Trigger

This marine aquarium fish is known as Niger Trigger, Redtoothed Triggerfish and the correct latin name is Odonus niger. It belongs to the Triggers family. (e) Origin of this species is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This fish might become aggressive towards tankmates if kept in classic aquariums. Public aquariums are more suitable.

Niger Trigger can grow up to 50 cm what is approximately 19 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 6000cm2 of water surface which is approximately 930 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 easy to keep the Niger Trigger fish. (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 suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

Niger Trigger, picture no. 1

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Niger Trigger, picture no. 4

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

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Niger Trigger, picture 6

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