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Queen Triggerfish
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Queen Triggerfish (Balistes vetula)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Aggressive
Color Form Blue, Green, Purple, Yellow
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible No
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 2'
Origin Caribbean
Family Balistidae
Minimum Tank Size 500 gallons
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Overview

The Queen Triggerfish comes from the reefs of the Caribbean Ocean, and is a very striking fish that will add a new dimension of color and shape to the large marine fish only aquarium. They are triangularly shaped, and are mostly yellow and green, with an interesting pattern of lines circling their eyes. Their fins are blue to purple in color and the tail is forked.

A 500-gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of swimming space is required for this species as they grow very large. These triggerfish are not safe for the reef aquarium, and will eat any crustacean in the aquarium. They are one of the more aggressive fish that should be added last to your collection.

The Queen 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 2-1/2"; Medium 2-1/2" to 4" Large 4" to 6"

Customer Testimonials

Michael Gregory Corpus Christi , TX
This creature is the most fascinating fish I have ever encountered. Pet-like and very curious about everything. Just thow in your rock and let her move it cause she is definately queen of her domain!!!
Joseph Nunez Tracy , CA
This triggerfish is amazing!! I have had mine for a couple of years now and it is the only one that seems to be my favorite!! It is very beautiful, but still very aggressive! I have it in a 300 gallon tank with a Clown Trigger, a Undalate Trigger, Tesselata Eel, Cheetah Eel, White-mouth Eel, White-eye Eel, a Snowflake Eel, and last my Green Moray Eel!!!! Thats a lot of fish! They all seem to get along but they all leave the Queen Trigger alone because of how aggressive it is!
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