Picasso Triggerfish (Rhinecanthus aculeatus)

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Picasso Triggerfish

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Picasso Triggerfish

Rhinecanthus aculeatus

322 Litres (85 US G.)

22.9-25.4cm (9-10 ")


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Live Foods
Other (See article)

8-10 years



Additional names

Blackbar Triggerfish, Humu Picasso Triggerfish, Humuhumu Triggerfish, Picasso Triggerfish

Additional scientific names

Balistapus aculeatus, Balistes aculeatus, Balistes heteracanthus, Balistes ornatissimus, Monacanthus cheverti, Rhinecanthus aculeatus aculeatus

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Difficult to visually sex.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

These fish can be aggressive and will eat inverts around the tank, for that reason this fish is best kept in a fish-only with live rock but not corals set up. Keep only with similar sized robust tank mates, smaller fish may be eaten and shy fish may be bullied.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A highly aggressive and territorial Triggerfish.

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