Wedge-tailed Triggerfish (Rhinecanthus rectangulus)

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Wedge-tailed Triggerfish

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Wedge-tailed Triggerfish

Rhinecanthus rectangulus

681 Litres (180 US G.)

15.2-30.5cm (6-12 ")

pH

8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

7-10 years

Family

Balistidae



Additional names

Rectangular Triggerfish, Wedge-tailed Triggerfish, V-tailed Triggerfish, Humuhumu nukunuku a puaa

Additional scientific names

Balistes rectangulus, Balistes echarpe


Origin

Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to East London, South Africa and east through Indonesia to the Marquesan Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe Island.

Sexing

Difficult to visually sex.

Tank compatibility

Peaceful, but can be mischievously aggressive occasionally.

Diet

Omnivorous

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Reef tank

Behaviour

Is known to rearrange rockwork at times; be careful to make sure tank mates are appropriate for the fish

Identification

Unlike its close relative the Picasso Triggerfish, this fish has a black bar from the eye to the belly with a brown back, and a black wedge bordered by green lines at the tail.

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