Picasso Triggerfish (Rhinecanthus aculeatus)

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Picasso Triggerfish

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Picasso Triggerfish

Rhinecanthus aculeatus

Challenging

sg

1.020 - 1.025

pH

8.1 - 8.4

[[Minimum temperature::72 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::78 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Live Foods
Other (See article)

8-10 years

Family

Balistidae



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Additional names

Blackbar Triggerfish, Humu Picasso Triggerfish, Humuhumu Triggerfish, Picasso Triggerfish

Additional scientific names

Balistapus aculeatus, Balistes aculeatus, Balistes heteracanthus, Balistes ornatissimus, Monacanthus cheverti, Rhinecanthus aculeatus aculeatus


Origin

Sexing

Difficult to visually sex.

Tank compatibility

These fish can be aggressive and will eat inverts around the tank, for that reason this fish is best kept in a fish-only with live rock but not corals set up. Keep only with similar sized robust tank mates, smaller fish may be eaten and shy fish may be bullied.

Diet

Feeding regime

Environment Specifics

Behaviour

A highly aggressive and territorial Triggerfish.

Identification

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