Queen triggerfish - Balistes vetula
Species Name: Balistes vetula
Synonyms: Balistes vetula, Balistes bellus, Balistes equestris
Balistes vetula trinitatis
Common Names: Queen triggerfish
Family: Balistidae (Triggerfishes)
Order: Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes)
Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes)
Max.Size: 60.0 cm / 23.6 inches
Origin: Western and Eastern Indian Ocean, Western Central and Eastern Central Atlantic
Temperament: Relatively aggressive
Company: Balistes vetula (Queen triggerfish) should not be kept in the he same aquarium as small fishes or more fishes from the same species.
Aquarium Setup: Balistes vetula (Queen triggerfish) is quite easy to keep, but it will do much better if you provide it with a peaceful aquarium with several good places to hide. Temperatures should be kept in the 74-79 F range.
Food: Queen triggerfish eats all kinds of meaty foods, such as starfish and sea urchins in the wild. In captivity you can feed it live and frozen food; they like squid, shrimp, chopped up fish and mussels.
Breeding: We have no information about Balistes vetula (Queen triggerfish) breeding in captivity.
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