Blackbelly triggerfish - Rhinecanthus verrucosus
Species Name: Rhinecanthus verrucosus
Synonyms: Rhinecanthus verrucosus, Rhinecanthus verrucasus, Balistes verrucosus, Rhinecanthus verrucosus, Rhinecanthus verrucosa, Balistes verrucosa
Common Names: Blackbelly triggerfish
Family: Balistidae (Triggerfishes)
Order: Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes)
Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes)
Max.Size: 23.0 cm / 9 inches
Origin: Western and Eastern Indian Ocean, Western Central pacific
Temperament: Relatively aggressive
Company: It is not suitable to keep Rhinecanthus verrucosus (Blackbelly triggerfish) in the same aquarium as fishes of the same species and of similar size.
Aquarium Setup: Rhinecanthus verrucosus (Blackbelly triggerfish) should be kept in an aquarium of at least 75 gallons with plenty of places to hide & swim. Temperatures should be in the 72 - 78° F range and pH should be between 8.1 and 8.4. Blackbelly triggerfish is easy to keep and hardy, but will still do much better if you keep the water clean and well filtered.
Food: Rhinecanthus verrucosus (Blackbelly triggerfish) eats a variety of things, including meaty foods like crustaceans, shrimps, molluscs and cut up fish. Feed your Blackbelly triggerfish small amounts several times a day.
Breeding: We are unable to provide any information regarding the breeding of Rhinecanthus verrucosus (Blackbelly triggerfish) in aquariums.
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