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Black Trigger

Black Trigger

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Melichthys niger

Due to variations within
species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate
size range may also vary between individual specimen.

Care Level: Easy

Temperament: Aggressive

Color Form: Black, Tan, White

Diet: Carnivore

Reef Compatible: No

Water Conditions: 72-78? F, dKH 8-12, pH
8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025

Max. Size: 1' 2"

Origin: Hawaii

Family: Balistidae

Minimum Tank Size: 125 gallons


The Hawaiian Black Triggerfish, also known as the Indian
Triggerfish, or Black-Finned Triggerfish, has a brown body and black fins with
white lines at the base of the dorsal and anal fins.


A 90 gallon or larger aquarium with rocks and caves
provides a good habitat for the Hawaiian Black Triggerfish, however, it will
tend to rearrange the landscaping and rocks.


The Hawaiian Black
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