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Bluelined Triggerfish

posted: 05/15/12
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Bluelined Triggerfish
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The Bluelined Triggerfish, also known as the Blue-and-Gold Triggerfish, Blue Triggerfish, Rippled Triggerfish, or Yellowspotted Triggerfish, has a brilliant blue and yellow rippled effect over the entire body, accented by bright green eyes.

A 200 gallon or larger aquarium with rocks and caves provides a good environment. The Bluelined Triggerfish will rearrange the landscaping and rocks. It can sometimes be heard making a grunting sound.

The Bluelined Triggerfish requires requires meaty foods such as whole shrimp, krill, squid, clams, and small fish.

Like other triggerfish, they are not compatible with: Anglers & Frogfish, Basslets, Batfish, Cardinalfish, Filefish, Pseudochromis, Seahorses & Pipefish and Sharks & Rays.

Fish Facts

Name: Bluelined Triggerfish (Pseudobalistes fuscus)

Family: Balistidae

Range: Indo-Pacific

Size: Up to 22 inches

Diet: Carnivore

Tank Set-up: Marine: Coral or rock, plants

Reef Compatible: No

Tank Conditions: 72-78°F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4

Minimum Tank Capacity: 200 gallon

Light: Medium

Temperament: Aggressive

Swimming Level: No specific level

Care Level: Easy

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