Triggerfishes

If there was ever a family of fishes to which the description of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ could be given, then the Triggerfishes are that family. Yet, despite their reputation for being belligerent bruisers, Triggers often attract the attention and interest of reef hobbyists. Along with their outlandish body plan and bold patterning these fishes are desirable for being some of the most behaviourally interesting, intelligent and ‘interactive’ of all ornamental marine fishes. Relatively advanced in evolutionarily terms, they are known to learn from previous experiences, yet they are also notoriously unpredictable in terms of temperament in captivity. Even so, keeping a Trigger can have a fairy-tale ending… if you can prepare for their ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ personalities, that is.

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Balistapus genus – introduction coming soon.

Balistes genus – introduction coming soon.

Balistoides genus – introduction coming soon.

Canthidermis genus – introduction coming soon.

Melichthys genus – introduction coming soon.

Odonus genus – introduction coming soon.

Pseudobalistes genus – introduction coming soon.

Rhinecanthus genus – introduction coming soon.

Sufflamen genus – introduction coming soon.

Xanthichthys genus – introduction coming soon.

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