Pinktail Triggerfish


Fish Type: Triggers


Scientific Name: Melichthys vidua


Species: Balistidae

Color: green, yellow, red
Aggressiveness: Highly Aggressive
Diet: Carnivore
Max Size: 14"
Minimum Tank Size: 180 gallons
Relative Care: Easy
Photo Courtesy of Among the Reef

The Pinktail Triggerfish has a handsome emerald-green body and a bright pink tail. Yellow accents the body at the face and pectoral fins with darker flecks on the scales.

A 180 gallon or larger aquarium with rocks and caves provides a good environment. With caution, it can be housed in a reef aquarium, but will eat any crustacean and small fish.

The Pinktail 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.rs.

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