Golden Heart Triggerfish

Fish Type: Triggers

Scientific Name: Balistes punctatus


Aggressiveness: Highly Aggressive
Diet: Carnivore
Max Size:
Minimum Tank Size: 180 gallons
Relative Care: Easy
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They get to around 2 feet long so they are only appropriate for large fish only systems, but with age develop beautiful neon blue markings on their face. They have a reputation for being more mellow than other similar sized triggers, but don’t confuse that with weakness; they refuse to take any guff and will vehemently defend themselves against aggressors! Image and description courtesy of House of Fins.

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