Sargassum Triggerfish (Xanthichthys ringens)

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Sargassum Triggerfish

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Sargassum Triggerfish

Xanthichthys ringens

265 Litres (70 US G.)

25.4-27.9cm (10-11 ")


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

Additional scientific names

Balistes ringens, Balistes curassavicus, Balistes nitidus, Balistes notatus, Balistes elongatus, Balistes cicatricosus, Balistes heckelii


Western Atlantic: from North Carolina, USA and Bermuda to Brazil..


Females are duller in colouration.

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-gray fish with blue stripes on the face. Dorsal, and anal fins are bordered with orange-red.

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