Sargassum triggerfish - Xanthichthys ringens
Species Name: Xanthichthys ringens
Synonyms: Balistesringens, Xanthichthys ringens, Balistes curassavicus, Balistes elongatus, Balistes nitidus, Balistes notatus, Balistes cicatricosus, Balistes heckeli
Common Names: Sargassum triggerfish
Family: Balistidae (Triggerfishes)
Order: Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes)
Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes)
Max.Size: 25.0 cm / 9.8 inches
Origin: Northwest, Western Central and Southwest Atlantic
Temperament: Comparatively aggressive
Company: Xanthichthys ringens (Sargassum triggerfish) will not do well if the aquarium is crowded with other fish from the same family. Also avoid eels and Lionfishes. Sargassum triggerfish can be aggressive and it is therefore less suitable for a community or reef tank. If the tank is large, however, the risk of aggression will be much lower.
Aquarium Setup: Xanthichthys ringens (Sargassum triggerfish) is curious and wants an aquarium setup offering plenty of things to explore. The water should be clean and well-filtered and circulation must be good. A large aquarium lowers the risk of aggressive behaviour.
Food: Xanthichthys ringens (Sargassum triggerfish) eats a varied diet in the wild, that includs crabs, sea urchins and zooplankton. In an aquarium, it can be fed cut fish fillet, shrimp, and clams etcetera.
Breeding: We have no information about how to breed Xanthichthys ringens (Sargassum triggerfish) in aquariums.
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