Undulate Trigger

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Undulate Trigger

This fish is known as Undulate Trigger, Orangelined, Orangetailed, Orange-Lined Triggerfish and the correct latin name is Balistapus undulatus. It belongs to the Triggers family. (e) Origin of this fish is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This species is aggressive towards it’s tankmates.

Undulate Trigger can grow up to 30 cm what is approximately 11 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 3600cm2 of water surface which is approximately 558 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is 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 Undulate 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.

As already mentioned, Undulate Trigger is aggressive towards it’s tank mates. This is the reason why you should keep only this fish in the tank. Never keep it with smaller or similar sized fish.

An adult specimen

Undulate Trigger, adult specimen, picture 1

Undulate Trigger, adult specimen, picture 2

Undulate Trigger, adult specimen, picture 3

A juvenile specimen

Undulate Trigger, juvenile specimen, picture 1

Undulate Trigger, juvenile specimen, picture 2

Undulate Trigger, juvenile specimen, picture 3
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