Humu Rectangle Triggerfish
Fish Type: Triggers
Scientific Name: Rhinecanthus rectangulus
Aggressiveness: Caution Needed
Max Size: 12"
Minimum Tank Size: 180 gal
Relative Care: Easy
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Considered to be Hawaii’s state fish, the Humu Rectangle Triggerfish, also known as the Rectangular Triggerfish, Wedge-tailed Trigger, or the V-line Humuhumunukunukuapuaa, has a pearly white face and two blue and black stripes across the eyes. It is also recognized by the black V-pattern outlined in yellow that highlights the posterior section of the body.
The Humu Rectangle Triggerfish needs a 180 gallon or larger aquarium with rocks and caves. It may rearrange the landscaping and rocks. It vocalizes using a “grunting” sound.
The Humu Rectangle 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.