Pinktail Trigger

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Pinktail Trigger

This fish is known as Pinktail Trigger and the correct latin name is Melichthys vidua. It belongs to the Triggers family. (e) It's origin is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

An aggressive species.

Pinktail Trigger can grow up to 40 cm what is approximately 15 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 4800cm2 of water surface which is approximately 744 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which 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 Pinktail 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 pH level should be stable, varying between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for marine fish.

The large tank should have a lot of swimming place and there should be a fast water stream too.

In nature it mostly feeds on algae. Then it eats smaller fish, crustaceans and sponges. In the tank you can give them salad, fish meat, squids, scampi but also aquarium tablets.

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