Fish Types

Fish Types

Humu Rectangle Triggerfish

Details

Scientific Name: Rhinecanthus rectangulus
Family: Balistidae
Color: Black, Blue, Orange, White, Yellow

Fish Care

Fish Diet: Carnivore
Aggressiveness: Caution Needed
Reef Safe: No
Minimum Tank Size: 180 gal
Max Size: 12"
Relative Care: Easy

Description


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.

Follow Us!
Get the latest reef aquarium news in your email.