Blue Throat Trigger
Other Blue Throat Trigger Names:
Blue Throated Triggerfish, Blue Throat Triggerfish
Blue Throat Trigger Scientific Name:
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Blue Throat Trigger Ease of Care:
Blue Throat Trigger Reef Safety:
Blue Throat Trigger Temperament:
Group: Triggers (Triggerfish)
Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Natal, South Africa and the Mascarene Is. (comprised of Réunion, Mauritius and Rodriguez) to the Hawaiian Is., north to the Ryukyus, south to Cocos Keeling Atoll and New Caledonia.
Blue Throat Trigger Adult Size: 9 inches (cm)
Blue Throat Trigger Minimum Tank Size:
Shy and generally peaceful
Blue Throat Trigger Diet & Nutrition:
Carnivorous - Does well with a varied diet of mysis shrimp, krill and other protein based frozen foods.
Blue Throat Trigger Description:
Often billed as the only reef safe trigger, the blue throat trigger is a very well behaved fish. Typically shy and non aggressive it will probably be fine in most reef tanks. The blue throat trigger is still a triggerfish so it is possible inverts or corals could enter it's food chain.
These fish are extremely shy and it is not unusual for them to hide for several days after being introduced to a new aquarium.
Tank Mate Compatibility:
Other reef safe and non aggressive fish. Use caution with small fish that could be eaten as a trigger snack.
Blue Throat Trigger Breeding & Spawning:
No known way in a home reef tank.
Determining Blue Throat Trigger Sex:
Males tend to be larger and the throat is a much deeper blue.