Redtoothed Triggerfish (Odonus niger)
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283,905.884 mL 283.9 Litres (75 US G.)
19.685 in 30-50 cm (11.8-19.7")
1.020 - 1.025
8.1 - 8.4
531.67 °R 298.706 K
537.67 °R22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)
- Redtoothed Triggerfish, Niger Triggerfish, Blue Triggerfish
- Xenodon niger, Balistes erythrodon, Odonus erythrodon
- It is difficult to visually sex this fish and they are not known to breed in captivity.
- A highly territorial fish, best kept alone or with other similar sized semi-aggressive fish. Will eat smaller fish and invertebrates, must be in a fish-only set up.
- Should be fed a meaty diet consisting of krill, shrimp, clams, squid and should include hard-shelled shrimp to wear down their teeth.
- Feed two to three times a day.
- Requires a mature laterally spacious tank with plenty of hiding places in live rock. All décor should be secure as this fish is known for rearranging its environment.
- A highly aggressive and territorial fish, in captivity this fish will terrorize tank mates. In the wild they form large schools to feed on zooplankton and sponges. It vocalizes using a "grunting" sound.
- A typical Triggerfish in shape, with an oval body and eyes set far back from the snout. The body is generally indigo-blue, sometimes closer to purple, in colour and the caudal fin is sharply forked. Mature fish have bright red teeth, giving them their common name.
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