Wedge-Tail Triggerfish

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Wedge-Tail Triggerfish

This fish is known as Wedge-Tail Triggerfish and the correct latin name is Rhinecanthus rectangulus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Triggers family. (e) Origin of this fish is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

An aggressive species.

Wedge-Tail Triggerfish 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). Very large aquariums hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is easy to keep the Wedge-Tail 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.

This is a carnivore which also accepts vegetable occasionally. Feed them small fishes, scallop, shrimps.

Wedge-Tail Triggerfish picture 1

Wedge-Tail Triggerfish picture 2

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

Wedge-Tail Triggerfish picture 3
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