Titan triggerfish - Balistoides viridescens
Species Name: Balistoides viridescens
Synonyms: Balistoides viridescens, Balistes brasiliensis, Balistes viridescens, Pseudobalistes viridescens, Pachynathus nigromarginatus
Common Names: Titan triggerfish
Family: Balistidae (Triggerfishes)
Order: Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes)
Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes)
Max.Size: 75.0 cm / 29.5 inches
Origin: Western and Eastern Indian Ocean, Western Central and Eastern Central Pacific
Temperament: Relatively aggressive
Company: Balistoides conspicillum (Clown triggerfish) should not be kept in the same aquarium as many other fishes from the same family, especially not if it is crowded. Also avoid keeping this species with eels and lionfishes.
Aquarium Setup: Balistoides conspicillum (Clown triggerfish) need many places to hide and play, so placing caves or arranging rocks in the aquarium is recommended. Fasten heavy objects since Clown triggerfish as most other triggerfish likes to engage in some re-arranging of the decor. They will do much better if you strive to keep the water quality as good as possible. Keep the temperatures in the high seventies and the pH value between 8.2 and 8.4.
Food: Balistoides conspicillum (Clown triggerfish) prefers a varied diet and eats sea urchins, molluscs, crabs and other crustaceans, benthic organisms such as algae, tube worms, echinoderms, tunicates, fishes, sponges and hydrozoans. You can feed it almost anything, as long as you provide it with a nutritious and varied diet. Cut fish fillet, shrimp and clams are suitable.
Breeding: We have no information about Balistoides conspicillum (Clown triggerfish) breeding in captivity.
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