Ocean triggerfish - Canthidermis sufflamen
Species Name: Canthidermis sufflamen
Synonyms: Canthidermis sufflamen, Balistes sufflamen, Balistes macrops
Balistes sobaco, Balistes asperrimus
Common Names: Ocean triggerfish
Family: Balistidae (Triggerfishes)
Order: Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes)
Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes)
Max.Size: 65.0 cm / 25.6 inches
Origin: Western Indian Ocean, Western Central and Eastern Central Atlantic, Western Central Pacific
Temperament: Relatively aggresive
Company: Canthidermis sufflamen (Ocean triggerfish) should not be kept in an aquarium with many other fishes from the same family. They can be aggressive in a community aquarium or reef aquarium, but a large aquarium will reduce the risk of this. Always avoid keeping Lionfishes and eels with your Ocean triggerfish.
Aquarium Setup: Canthidermis sufflamen (Ocean triggerfish) is a curious and intelligent fish, and need a stimulating aquarium setup with things to explore and investigate. They should not be kept in an aquarium with a deep sand bed. Water must be clean, well circulated and well filtered.
Food: Canthidermis sufflamen (Ocean triggerfish) eats primarly large zooplankton in the wild. You can feed your Ocean triggerfish cut fish fillets, shrimps, clams etcetera.
Breeding: We are unable to provide any information about the breeding of Canthidermis sufflamen (Ocean triggerfish) in aquariums.
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