Unusual Trigger On Offer At TAC

We were really interested to see this lovely Xanthichthys caeruleolineatus (commonly known as a Goldenback or Outrigger Trigger) turn up at Taunton Aquarium Centre recently.

Normally occurring in deep water this species is a very unusual import and has commanded a high price on the few occasions where it has been offered (to the US market).

Growing to around 14″ total length this species requires a large tank (TAC recommend 200 UK gallon minimum) and, although regarded as one of the more passive Trigger species, tankmates should be chosen with care. In nature it is known primarily from isolated oceanic islands in the Indo-Pacific and Eastern Pacific.