Black Triggerfish (Melichthys niger)

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Black Triggerfish

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Black Triggerfish

Melichthys niger

379 Litres (100 US G.)

17.8-20.3cm (7-8 ")


8.2 - 8.5

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

4-8 years



Additional names

Black Triggerfish, Hawaiian Black Trigger, Black Finned Triggerfish

Additional scientific names

Melichthys ringens

Identification[edit | edit source]

Distinctive black body and fins and typical Triggerfish shape, can be mistaken for Melichthys indicus, but is smaller when mature.

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