Golden Heart Triggerfish


Scientific Name: Balistes punctatus

Fish Care

Fish Diet: Carnivore
Aggressiveness: Highly Aggressive
Reef Safe: No
Minimum Tank Size: 180 gallons
Max Size:
Relative Care: Easy


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.