Blue Throat Triggerfish (Xanthichthys auromarginatus)

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Blue Throat Triggerfish

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Blue Throat Triggerfish

Xanthichthys auromarginatus

265 Litres (70 US G.)

20.3-25.4cm (8-10 ")


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

20-30 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Blue Chin Triggerfish, Blue Jaw Triggerfish, Gilded Triggerfish, Guilded Triggerfish

Additional scientific names

Balistes auromarginatus


Western Atlantic: from East Africa to the Hawaiian Islands, north to the Ryukyus, south to Cocos-Keeling Atoll and New Caledonia.


Females are duller in colouration. Only males have the distinctive blue chin.

Tank compatibility

Keep only with fish that can stand its aggression. It is definitely not a fish for the average large marine tank. It will eat any inverts and may damage corals.


This fish requires meaty foods including shrimp, squid and scallops.

Feeding regime

Feed daily.

Environment Specifics

A suitable reef tank will suffice.


Quite territorial; keep only with fish that can handle the aggression; best not kept with crustaceans.


A blue-green fish. Dorsal, and anal fins are bordered with yellow.

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