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Clown Triggerfish, 8cm (Balistoides conspicillum)

Balistoides Conspicillum
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The Clown Triggerfish has a dramatic colouration, making this species a most sought after addition to the home aquarium. The Clown Triggerfish is found along the inner and outer portions of a reef in the wild, wherever shellfish and other invertebrates are found.

Among the most colourful, the Clown Triggerfish is also one of the most aggressive commonly kept inhabitants of an aquarium. Care should be taken in selecting its tank mates, choosing other aggressive, large fish. The tank decor should also be chosen based on the propensity of the Clown Triggerfish to rearrange it.

The Clown 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: 8cm

Minimum Tank Size: 450ltrs
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Compatible: No
Water Conditions: 22 - 25°C, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 1' 8"
Color Form: Black, Blue, Green, Orange, White, Yellow
Diet: Carnivore
Compatibility: Large fish that can hold their own
Origin: Australia, Indonesia, Sumatra
Family: Balistidae