Fish Types

Fish Types

Pinktail Triggerfish

Details

Scientific Name: Melichthys vidua
Family: Balistidae
Color: green, yellow, red

Fish Care

Fish Diet: Carnivore
Aggressiveness: Highly Aggressive
Reef Safe: With Caution
Minimum Tank Size: 180 gallons
Max Size: 14"
Relative Care: Easy

Description

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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