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Niger Triggerfish

Greek Name: (Odonus niger)

$69.99

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This Niger Trigger or Redtooth Trigger is a striking fish to add to your home aquarium. The exact hue of the Niger Triggerfish varies in this species of fish. It it can shift from day to night between blue, purple and blue/green, with an appealing lighter blue highlight on the fins and the long tail lobes. The temperature of the lighting can also play a part in the coloring of any fish that is in the aquarium in the home. As they grow older they develop bright red teeth and usually dark purple with a blue/green coloration on their faces, making them fascinating to watch while eating.

It requires a 180 gallon or bigger home aquarium, with caves and rocks for hiding. It can also alter the rocks and landscaping. The fish makes a “grunting” sound. They’re a fantastic active fish for an intense, only fish display.

It needs a varied diet that includes meaty food items such as Krill, squid small fish, clams, and shrimp that have hard shells to wear down their ever-growing teeth.

Approximate Size of Purchase: Small: 1″ to 2″; Medium: 2″ to 3″; Medium/Large: 3″ to 4″; Large: 4″ to 5″; X Large: 5″ to 7″

 

 

Category:

Care Level

Easy

Temperament

Aggressive

Color Form

Blue, Green, Purple

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

Australia, Fiji, Indonesia, Sri Lanka

Family

Balistidae

Minimum Tank

180 gallons

Description

General information on Niger Triggerfish

Niger Trigger or Redtooth Trigger is an attractive fish for the aquarium at home. The exact hue of the Niger Triggerfish varies in this species of fish. It can vary from day to day between blue, purple, and blue/green, with striking, light blue highlights on the fins as well as long-tail lobes. The temperature of lighting can also play a part in the coloring of any fish that is in the aquarium in the home. As they grow older they have bright red teeth. They’re typically dark purple with a blue/green highlight on their faces. This makes them fascinating to observe when they consume their food. They are also quite beautiful to watch when they eat. Niger Triggerfish requires a large aquarium that includes caves and rocks for hiding, and they can alter the arrangement of the rocks and landscaping. The fish vocalizes with grunting sounds. They’re an excellent active fish for an intense, fish-only tank.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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