Large-scale triggerfish - Canthidermis macrolepis
Species Name: Canthidermis macrolepis
Synonyms: Canthidermis macrolepis, Balistes macrolepis, Canthidermis longirostris, Canthidermis villosus
Common Names: Large-scale triggerfish
Family: Balistidae (Triggerfishes)
Order: Tetraodontiformes (puffers and filefishes)
Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes)
Max.Size: 60.0 cm / 23.6 inches
Origin: Western Indian Ocean
Temperament: Relatively aggressive
Company: Canthidermis macrolepis (Large-scale triggerfish) will not do well in an aquarium filled with many others of the same family. Also avoid eels and Lionfishes. Canthidermis macrolepis (Large-scale triggerfish) can be aggressive in a community or reef aquarium, but a large enough aquarium will lower the risk for aggressive behaviour.
Aquarium Setup: Canthidermis macrolepis (Large-scale triggerfish) is curious and should be given a rich environment with lots of thing to explore and investigate. The water should be clean and well filtered. Strong circulation is usually required. Large-scale triggerfish should not be kept in an aquarium with a deep sand bed.
Food: Canthidermis macrolepis (Large-scale triggerfish) needs routins and should ideally be given the same sort of foods, at the same time every day and at the same place in the aquarium. They eat squids and small fishes. Some keepers of Large-scale triggerfish insert vitamin supplements into the foods ahead of offering.
Breeding: We have no information about the breeding of Canthidermis macrolepis (Large-scale triggerfish) in aquariums.
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