Picasso Triggerfish (Rhinecanthus aculeatus)

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Picasso Triggerfish

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Picasso Triggerfish

Rhinecanthus aculeatus

322 Litres (85 US G.)

22.9-25.4cm (9-10 ")

pH

8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Live Foods
Other (See article)

8-10 years

Family

Balistidae





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


Sexing[edit | edit source]

Difficult to visually sex.


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

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.


Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A highly aggressive and territorial Triggerfish.

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