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Bursa Triggerfish
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Bursa Triggerfish (Rhinecanthus verrucosus)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Aggressive
Color Form Orange, Tan, White, Yellow
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible No
Water Conditions sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size 9"
Origin Indonesia, Philippines
Family Balistidae
Minimum Tank Size 125 gallons
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The Bursa Triggerfish is also known as the Black Patch Triggerfish or Blackbelly Triggerfish. Sufflamen bursa may also be referred to as the Bursa Triggerfish. Rhinecanthus verrucosus has a face that is half white and half yellow; it also has a pencil-thin moustache and a colorful mask across the eyes. Another distinguishing feature is a large black circlular area on the abdomen.

It needs a 125 gallon or larger aquarium with rocks and caves. It will rearrange the landscaping and rocks. It vocalizes with a "grunting" sound.

The Bursa 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"; Large 3" to 4"

Customer Testimonials

Howard L Tollosen , AZ
Quite the character. After two weeks in his new home he has dug out an intricate tunnel system through the live rock where he spends much of his time. A bit of a finicky eater, he prefers frozen mysis shrimp, live ghoast shrimp, feeder guppies, and hermit crabs. I had over twenty red leg hermit crabs when I first introduced him to the aquarium; I now have only two!
Dylan B Auburn , NY
I have just aclimated this specimen to my 55 gallon trigger aquarium and seems to be quite docile to my other species of trigger, its also an active swimmer prefers larger frozen shrimp and live feeder shrimp aswell this is my second purchase from live aquaria and im extremly satisfied i wont buy my fish anywhere else again amazing service!!
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