Yellowmargin triggerfish - Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus
Species Name: Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus
Synonyms: Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus, Balistes flavimarginatus, Pseudobalistes flavomarginatus
Common Names: Yellowmargin triggerfish
Family: Balistidae (Triggerfishes)
Order: Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes)
Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes)
Max.Size: 60.0 cm/24 inches
Origin: Western and Eastern Indian Ocean, Western Central and Eastern Central Pacific
Temperament: Relatively aggressive
Company: Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus (Yellowmargin triggerfish) should not be kept in aquarium filled with many other fishes from the family. Also avoid eels and Lionfishes.
Aquarium Setup: Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus (Yellowmargin triggerfish) likes to play and need rocks, caves, and other décor to explore and enjoy. It also needs hiding places to feel secure. They are found of digging and rearranging, so heavy objects must be properly stacked. Provide your Yellowmargin triggerfish with clean water, a pH value between 8.2 and 8.4 and temperatures in the high 70’s.
Food: Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus (Yellowmargin triggerfish) eat almost anything, and you can feed your triggerfish gastropods, foraminiferans, coral branches, crustaceans, tunicates, molluscs, dead fish, echinoderms, sponges, hydrozoans, shrimp, clams and cut fish fillet.
Breeding: We have no information about Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus (Yellowmargin triggerfish) breeding in aquariums.
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