Fish Types

Fish Types

Bursa Triggerfish

Details

Scientific Name: Rhinecanthus verrucosus
Family: Balistidae
Color: Orange, Tan, White, Yellow

Fish Care

Fish Diet: Carnivore
Aggressiveness: Highly Aggressive
Reef Safe: No
Minimum Tank Size: 125 gal
Max Size: 9"
Relative Care: Easy

Description


The Bursa Triggerfish is also known as the Black Patch Triggerfish or Blackbelly Triggerfish. Sufflamen bursa may also be referred to as the Bursa Triggerfish. Rhinecanthus verrucosus has a face that is half white and half yellow; it also has a pencil-thin moustache and a colorful mask across the eyes. Another distinguishing feature is a large black circlular area on the abdomen.

It needs a 125 gallon or larger aquarium with rocks and caves. It will rearrange the landscaping and rocks. It vocalizes with a “grunting” sound.

The Bursa Triggerfish needs a varied diet of meaty foods including; squid, krill, clams, small fish and hard shelled shrimp to help wear down their ever growing teeth.

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