Queen Trigger

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Queen Trigger

This fish is known as Queen Trigger and the correct latin name is Balistes vetula. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Triggers family. (e) Origin of this fish is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

It’s an aggressive fish and due to very difficult care it is not recommended for classic aquariums.

Queen Trigger can grow up to 60 cm what is approximately 23 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 7200cm2 of water surface which is approximately 1116 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). Very large aquariums hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Queen 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.

They eat smaller fishes, so you should not keep them with this species. Apart from eating smaller ones, Balistes Vetula eats frozen meaty food, squid, shrimp and mussels.

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