Clown Triggerfish

Latin name: (Balistoides conspicillum)

Care Level

Easy

Temperament

Aggressive

Color(s)

Black, Blue, Green, Orange, White, Yellow

Diet

Carnivore

Preferred Conditions

Easy

Avg. Max Size

1' 8"

Minimum Tank Size

Family

Balistidae

The Clown Triggerfish is a vibrant addition to any aquarium, and with the right tank mates and decor, it can be a wonderfully peaceful and enjoyable companion. It is important to remember, however, that this species is quite aggressive and should be handled with care. To keep it happy and healthy, it is important to choose tank mates that are similarly aggressive and of a similar size, and to select a tank decor that won’t be easily rearranged. Additionally, a careful selection of foods should be chosen to ensure that their nutritional needs are met.

The Clown Triggerfish is a vibrant and fascinating species that thrives in aquariums with the proper conditions and care. To ensure optimal health and nutrition, a varied diet of meaty foods, such as squid, krill, clams, small fish, and hard-shelled shrimp, is necessary to help wear down their ever-growing teeth. Additionally, it is important to provide a nutrient-rich environment, with plenty of live rock, hiding places, and varied water flow. With the right environment, the clown triggerfish can live for up to 15 years in captivity. Lastly, proper research should be conducted to understand the needs of this species before adding it to an aquarium.

Approximate purchase size for a baby is 1/2″ to 1″; for a small, it is 1″ to 2″; for a small/medium, it is 2″ to 3″; for a medium, it is 3″ to 4 1/4″; for a medium/large, it is 4 1/4″ to 5″; for a large, it is 5″ to 6″; for an x-large, it is 6″ to 7″; and for a xx-large, it is 8″ to 9″.

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