Wedge-tailed Triggerfish (Rhinecanthus rectangulus)

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Wedge-tailed Triggerfish

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Wedge-tailed Triggerfish

Rhinecanthus rectangulus

681 Litres (180 US G.)

15.2-30.5cm (6-12 ")


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

7-10 years



Additional names

Rectangular Triggerfish, Wedge-tailed Triggerfish, V-tailed Triggerfish, Humuhumunukunukuāpua'a

Additional scientific names

Balistes rectangulus, Balistes echarpe

Origin[edit | edit source]

Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to East London, South Africa and east through Indonesia to the Marquesan Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe Island.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Difficult to visually sex.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Peaceful, but can be mischievously aggressive occasionally.

Diet[edit | edit source]


Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Reef tank

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Is known to rearrange rockwork at times; be careful to make sure tank mates are appropriate for the fish

Identification[edit | edit source]

Unlike its close relative the Picasso Triggerfish, this fish has a black bar from the eye to the belly with a brown back, and a black wedge bordered by green lines at the tail.

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