The Humu Picasso Triggerfish, also known as the Humuhumu Triggerfish or Picasso Triggerfish, has a wacky, painted appearance. It has a tan body with gradient dark bands, and vibrant blue and black stripes on the top of the head, with a yellow stripe from cheek to cheek and deeply set-back eyes.
A 180 gallon or larger aquarium with rocks and caves provides a good habitat. It will rearrange the landscaping and rocks as it wanders in and out of the caves. It vocalizes using a "grunting" sound. The Humu Picasso Triggerfish makes a great conversation piece.
The Humu Picasso 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: Small: 1" to 2"; Medium: 2" to 3"; Medium/Large 3" to 3 3/4"; Large: 3 3/4" to 4 1/2"; X Large 4 1/2" to 5 1/2"
Omar H. Port Washington, NY
I love this fish. Triggers have a reputation for being aggressive but this fish seems about as docile as they get, my angelfish are far more aggressive. They are very smart as well(for fish) he's learned that certain containers contain food and swims eagerly to the front and top of the tank when he sees them.
I love the Humu Picasso Triggerfish. I have had one in my fish-only tank for quite awhile and he's full of personality. He lets me "rub his nose" and swims back and forth at top speed. A very hardy fish and easy to feed... loves everything from krill to flake foods to silversides.
I currently have a small specimen (2 inches) in a 65-gallon tank, with about 25 pound of live rock, Scarlet and Blue Leg Hermits, various species of snails, and a Coral Banded Shrimp. The tank also has a Scooter Blenny and three Percula Clownfish with other various SPS/LPS Corals. The Trigger is the most docile of the bunch, although he does like to re-arrange the substrate. He refuses to eat any type of herbivorous diet - strictly brine shrimp (frozen/live) and Prime Reef frozen food. He likes to scoop up the sand and sift out tidbits.
The Humu Picasso Triggerfish is a wonderful addition to any fish-only tank! It is far less aggressive than other triggers I have kept. It lives peacefully with every fish I have put it in with including clowns! It feeds well on frozen krill, shrimp, flake, as well as brown seaweed and other frozen products. Great fish all around!!
I had one of these before my tank crashed and he was a great fish. He was great in my aggressive FOWLR but was a little sadistic. He would eat the eyes out of live goldfish (only fed on special occasions) and watch them swim around blindly until he ripped out the intestines. That was always interesting. He really loved eyeballs, even eating them out of frozen silver sides. Cool fish just be careful with your stocking list, he killed the small niger I had in with him (probably my fault, but in all fairness they were good friends until a couple weeks had passed). Oh well, I'm picking up another in a few weeks.
My Humuhumu nukunuku apu'a (I love saying that) is absolutely great. Eats right out of my hand, even 5 mins after I added him! Absolutely beautiful colors and has a great personality. Doesnt bother anyone/anything.
I've heard horror stories but so far my Humu is great. I have only lost one Astrea snail to his huge appetite. Gets along well with other tankmates and spends most of his time swimming back and forth. He feeds from my hand and even allows me to pet him. An immediate tank favorite with great personality. Don't be frightened if you find him lying on his side at night. Humu's sleep that way.
I'm extremly happy with my purchase from Liveaquaria.com amazing shipping service and my humu picasso trigger i ordered was in very healthy condition and is a beutiful addition to my aquarium, Im deffinatly ordering from this place again!!
Mine is adorable. He swims all day and likes to hide in the rocks when it's time to go to sleep. He sticks out that little antena on his dorsal fins to secure himself in the rocks. He eats everything and he loves to be petted. Very hardy .