Xanthichthys auromarginatus

Xanthichthys auromarginatus

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Quick Stats

Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Color Form: Black, Blue, Yellow
Diet: Carnivore
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 9"
Origin: Hawaii, Indonesia
Family: Balistidae
Minimum Tank Size: 125 gallons

Overview

The Blue Throat Triggerfish, also known as Bluechin Triggerfish, or Gilded Triggerfish, is grayish-brown, covered with light-blue spots. The fins are edged in yellow. The male of the species has a darker blue area on the cheeks, hence the name Bluechin or Blue Throat.

 

A 125 gallon or larger aquarium with rocks and caves provides a good environment. The Blue Throat will rearrange the landscaping and rocks. It is said to "talk," which is actually a grunting sound.

The Blue Throat Triggerfish needs a varied diet of meaty foods including; squid, krill, clams, small fish and hard shelled shrimp to help wear down their ever growing teeth.

Approximate Purchase Size: Female: Small 1" - 1-3/4"; Small/Medium: 1-3/4" to 2-1/4"; Medium 2-1/4" to 3" Large 3" - 4"; Male Medium: 2-1/2" to 4"; Medium/Large: 4" to 5" Large: 5" to 6"

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