Care Level: Easy
Reef Compatible: No
Minimum Tank Size: 125 gallons
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, 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
Origin: Australia, Indonesia, Sumatra
The Clown Triggerfish has a unique coloration. The ventral surface has large, white spots on a dark background, and its dorsal surface has black spots on yellow. There is a vertical, white (slightly yellow) stripe on the caudal fin. The brightly painted yellow mouth may be used to deter potential predators
The Clown triggerfish is an aggressive fish that should never be kept with smaller fish or invertebrates. You can house it with other aggressive fish that are large enough to stand their ground against the Clown triggerfish. They are not reef safe and should not be kept in reef aquariums. They eat invertebrates and can damage or tip over corals when they try to rearrange the décor.
Feed your clown triggerfish a varied diet that includes chopped frozen seafood, frozen preparations for herbivores, frozen mysis and frozen krill.