The Blue Throat Triggerfish, also known as Bluechin Triggerfish, or Gilded Triggerfish, is grayish-brown, covered with light-blue spots. The fins are edged in yellow. The male of the species has a darker blue area on the cheeks, hence the name Bluechin or Blue Throat.
A 125 gallon or larger aquarium with rocks and caves provides a good environment. The Blue Throat will rearrange the landscaping and rocks. It is said to "talk," which is actually a grunting sound.
The Blue Throat 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.
Approximate Purchase Size: Female: Small 1" - 2" Medium 2" to 3" Large 3" - 4"; Male Medium: 2-1/2" to 4"; Medium/Large: 4" to 5" Large: 5" to 6"
Jake D Dallas, TX
What a great fish! I have her in a predator tank with a Picasso and a massive Zebra Moray. The Picasso has taken quite a liking to her puffing up, displaying his trigger and swimming (sometimes upside down) very close to her.
Great colorfull fish. One of the best triggers Ive ever owned. Very peacefull, even around small fish. Just enjoyed swimming back and forth in my tank. Kept to itself, never bothered any other fish. Only problem is when it locked itself in the rocks. Overall, amazing fish to have
I have a pair of these great tank mates with my larger angel fish, magnificent foxface, snow flake eel, maroon clown fish, spotted sweet lips, Achilles tang, rectangular trigger and bursa trigger in my 500 gallon sps coral reef I recomend these guys for a reef if anyone has. I added last year a 3 inch 4 stripe damsel and he seems to be more aggressive then everyone else and they seem to leave him alone.