Redtail triggerfish - Xanthichthys mento
pecies Name: Xanthichthys mento
Synonyms: Balistes mento, Xanthichthys mento, Xanthichthys gotonis, Xanthichthys purus, Xanthichthys surcatus
Common Names: Redtail triggerfish
Family: Balistidae (Triggerfishes)
Order: Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes)
Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes)
Max.Size: 29.0 cm / 11.4 inches
Environment: Marine reef
Origin: Northwest, Western Central Eastern Central and Southeast Pacific
Company: It is suitable to keep Xanthichthys mento (Redtail triggerfish) with organisms which are familiar to it in the wild.
Aquarium Setup: Xanthichthys mento (Redtail triggerfish) is a strong, adaptable and intelligent fish. It needs a large aquarium with plenty of things to explore and play with. The water must be clean, well-filtered and properly circulated water. Redtail triggerfish must have a rocky reef to wedge itself into when it sleeps, otherwise it will not feel secure.
Food: Xanthichthys mento (Redtail triggerfish) eats mollusks, crustaceans, zooplankton, corals and small fishes. You can feed them almost anything in captivity, as long as it is nutritious.
Breeding: We are unable to provide any information about Xanthichthys mento (Redtail triggerfish) breeding in aquariums.
Redtail triggerfish – Xanthichthys mento picture. Copyright www.jjphoto.dk
Xanthichthys mento - Redtail triggerfish. Copyright www.jjphoto.dk
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