Queen Triggerfish

Latin name: (Balistes vetula)

Care Level

Easy

Temperament

Aggressive

Color(s)

Blue, Green, Purple, Yellow

Diet

Carnivore

Preferred Conditions

Easy

Avg. Max Size

2'

Minimum Tank Size

500 gallons

Family

Balistidae

The Queen Triggerfish is a magnificent species to add to any large marine fish only aquarium. Its triangular shape and captivating colors of yellow, green, blue and purple, with an interesting pattern of lines circling their eyes, make it a striking addition. They are hardy and easy to care for, so novice aquarists can enjoy their beauty. Additionally, the Queen Triggerfish is a resilient species that is well-adapted to the reefs of the Caribbean Ocean. As a result, they can survive in a wide range of aquarium conditions.

A 500-gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of swimming space is an absolute must for this species, as they are capable of growing to very large sizes. As such, these triggerfish are not suitable for the reef aquarium, and must be kept away from any and all crustaceans in the aquarium. They are also among the more aggressive fish species, and should therefore be added to your collection last. It is important to note that proper planning and research is necessary before buying such a fish, as it requires special attention and care. Furthermore, it is essential to ensure that your tank is large enough and equipped with the appropriate environment for the triggerfish to thrive.

The Queen Triggerfish needs to eat a varied diet to wear down their teeth. Squid, krill, clams, small fish, and hard shelled shrimp are all good sources of meaty foods.

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