Halfmoon triggerfish - Sufflamen chrysopterus
Species Name: Sufflamen chrysopterus
Synonyms: Hemibalistes chrysoptera, Sufflamen chrysopterum, Balistes chrysopterus, Sufflamen chrysopterus, Sufflamen chrysoptera
Common Names:Halfmoon triggerfish
Family: Balistidae (Triggerfishes)
Order: Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes)
Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes)
Max.Size: 30.0 cm / 11.8 inch
Environment: Marine reef
Origin: Southeast Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Western and Eastern Indian Ocean, Northwest, Western Central, Eastern Central and Southwest Pacific
Temperament: Relatively aggressive
Company: It is advisable to keep Sufflamen chrysopterus (Halfmoon triggerfish) with organisms familiar to it in its natural environment. It can show aggressive tendencies if you place it in a community aquarium or reef aquarium that is not large enough.
Aquarium Setup: Sufflamen chrysopterus (Halfmoon triggerfish) is intelligent and curious, and will soon be bored in an aquarium without plenty of things to play with. Water should be clean, well circulated and well filtered. Halfmoon triggerfish may nibble on electrical outlets or power strips near the tank. They should not be kept in aquariums with a deep sand bed.
Food: Sufflamen chrysopterus (Halfmoon triggerfish) will eat almost anything you feed it. Make sure the food is nutritious enough. Its natural diet consists of a wide variety of invertebrates.
Breeding: We have no information about how to breed Sufflamen chrysopterus (Halfmoon triggerfish) in aquariums.
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