Yellowmargin Triggerfish

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Yellowmargin Triggerfish

This species is known as Yellowmargin Triggerfish and the correct latin name is Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Triggers family. (e) It's origin is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This fish is aggressive. Not recommended for home aquariums.

Yellowmargin Triggerfish can grow up to 60 cm what is approximately 23 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 7200cm2 of water surface which is approximately 1116 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is 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 have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Yellowmargin 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 suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

The diet should contain a variety of foods; shrimp, sponges, molluscs or even dead fish.

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