Picasso triggerfish - Rhinecanthus assasi
Species Name: Rhinecanthus assasi
Synonyms: Rhinecanthus assasi, Balistes assasi, Rhinecanthus assasia
Common Names: Picasso triggerfish
Family: Balistidae (Triggerfishes)
Order: Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes)
Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes)
Max.Size: 30.0 cm / 11.8 inches
Origin: Western Indian Ocean
Company: Rhinecanthus assasi (Picasso triggerfish) should ideally be kept with organisms that are familiar to it in wild.
Aquarium Setup: Rhinecanthus assasi (Picasso triggerfish) is curious and need a varied setup with lots of things to explore, such as rocks and caves. It needs a safe place to hide during the night, preferably a small cave. Heavy objects must be stacked well since the Picasso triggerfish likes to re-arrang things. Water quality should be good, the pH between 8.2 and 8.4 and temperatures in the high 70’s.
Food: Rhinecanthus assasi (Picasso triggerfish) eats virtually anything in the wild, especially different kinds of benthic invertebrates. You can feed your fish shrimp, clams and cut fish fillet. Given the opportunity Picasso triggerfish will also like things like algae, echinoderms, mollusks, tunicates and hydrozoans.
Breeding: We have no information about Rhinecanthus assasi (Picasso triggerfish) breeding in aquariums.
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