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Humu Rectangle Triggerfish

Greek Name: (Rhinecanthus rectangulus)

$59.99

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Considered to be Hawaii’s state fish, the Humu Rectangle Triggerfish, also known as the Rectangular Triggerfish, Wedge-tailed Trigger, or the V-line Humuhumunukunukuapuaa, has a pearly white face and two blue and black stripes across the eyes. It’s also recognizable through the V-shape in black outline in yellow, which emphasizes the posterior part of the body.

It needs a 180 gallon or more aquarium that includes landscaping and rocks. It is able to rearrange the landscaping and rocks. It sings with a “grunting” sound.

It needs a diverse diet of meaty food like squid, krill and small fish, clams, and hard-shelled shrimp to reduce the size of their teeth.

Approximate Size of Purchase: Small: 1″ to 2″; Medium: 2″ to 3-1/2″; Large: 3-1/2″ to 5″; X Large: 5″ to 6″; XX Large: 6″ to 8″

Category:

Care Level

Easy

Temperament

Semi-aggressive

Color Form

Black, Blue, Orange, 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

1'

Origin

Fiji, Indonesia, Sumatra

Family

Balistidae

Minimum Tank

180 gallons

Description

General information on the Humu Rectangle Triggerfish

It is considered to be Hawaii’s state fish. Humu Rectangle Triggerfish has a beautiful white pearly face and two black and blue stripes that run across the eyes. It’s also recognizable with the distinctive black v pattern outlined in yellow which emphasizes the posterior part of its body. It is known as the Humu Rectangle Triggerfish needs a large tank that is filled with caves and rocks. It can alter the layout and rocks. It vocalizes with a grunting sound.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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