Huma-Huma Triggerfish


Fish Type: Triggers


Scientific Name: Rhinecanthus aculeatus


Species: Balistidae

Color: black, blue, orange, tan, yellow
Aggressiveness: Highly Aggressive
Diet: Carnivore
Max Size: 10"
Minimum Tank Size: 180 gallons
Relative Care: Easy
Photo Courtesy of Live Aquaria


The Humu Picasso Triggerfish, also known as the Humuhumu Triggerfish or Picasso Triggerfish, has a wacky, painted appearance. It has a tan body with gradient dark bands, and vibrant blue and black stripes on the top of the head, with a yellow stripe from cheek to cheek and deeply set-back eyes.

A 180 gallon or larger aquarium with rocks and caves provides a good habitat. It will rearrange the landscaping and rocks as it wanders in and out of the caves. It vocalizes using a “grunting” sound. The Humu Picasso Triggerfish makes a great conversation piece.

The Humu Picasso 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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