Blue Throat Trigger

Other Blue Throat Trigger Names: Blue Throated Triggerfish, Blue Throat Triggerfish

Blue Throat Trigger Scientific Name: Xanthichthys auromarginatus

Alternate Scientific Name:

Blue Throat Trigger (Xanthichthys auromarginatus)
Blue Throat Trigger Ease of Care: 7/10
Blue Throat Trigger Reef Safety: Low Risk
Low Risk
Temperature Range: 75°F-82°F
pH Range: 8.1-8.4
Salinity Range: 1.02-1.027
Group: Triggers (Triggerfish)

Family: Balistidae

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: 75 gallons

Blue Throat Trigger Temperament: 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.

Aquarium Region: All over

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