Indian triggerfish - Melichthys indicus
Species Name: Melichthys indicus
Synonyms: Melichthys indicus, Melichthys ringens
Common Names: Indian triggerfish
Family: Balistidae (Triggerfishes)
Order: Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes)
Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes)
Max.Size: 25.0 cm / 10 inches
Origin: Western and Eastern Indian Ocean
Company: Melichthys indicus (Indian triggerfish) should ideally be kept with species that are familiar to them in the wild, as long as they do not feed on each other.
Aquarium Setup: Melichthys indicus (Indian triggerfish) is curious and playful, and you must give them a varied setup with rocks, caves and other types of décor to hide, play and explore in. Fasten heavy objects since Indian triggerfish is found of rearranging. Keep a good water quality and a pH value in the 8.2-8.4 range.
Food: Melichthys indicus (Indian triggerfish) feed on crustaceans, small invertebrates, sponges, algae etcetera in the wild. In the aquarium they will eat almost anything and you can feed them benthic organisms, small fishes, molluscs, sponges, cut fish fillet, tunicates, echinoderms, shrimp, hydrozoans and clams.
Breeding: We have no information about Melichthys indicus (Indian triggerfish) breeding in aquariums.
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