Crosshatch Triggerfish

lg 77671 Crosshatch Triggerfish
Latin name: (Xanthichthys mento)

Care Level





Blue, Red, Yellow



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

180 gallons



The Crosshatch Triggerfish, also known as the Blue Cheekline Triggerfish, is a beautiful and unique fish that stands out from the rest. This Trigger has a very interesting pattern to its coloration, with a yellow body, dark lines creating a crosshatch pattern, blue lines running from the mouth to the back of the gill plate, beautiful blue fins with yellow borders, and a red tail. The colors and patterns of this Triggerfish make it an eye-catching addition to any aquarium. Furthermore, its behavior is quite friendly and peaceful, making it a great choice for beginners and experienced aquarium owners alike.

A 180 gallon or larger aquarium with rocks and caves is the ideal habitat for the Crosshatch Triggerfish. This species is known for their friendly temperament and for rearranging their environment as they explore the caves. With its distinct grunting sound, the Crosshatch Triggerfish is sure to be an interesting conversation piece and an enjoyable pet. In addition, its vibrant colors, bold patterns, and active behavior make it an interesting addition to any tank. With proper care and maintenance, the Crosshatch Triggerfish has the potential to provide years of fun and entertainment.

Triggerfish need a varied diet of meaty foods to help wear down their ever growing teeth. Squid, krill, clams, small fish, and hard shelled shrimp are all good choices for the Crosshatch Triggerfish.

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