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Humuhumu Triggerfish or Picasso Triggerfish


Family: Balistidae
Species: Rhinecanthus aculeatus
Common Name: Humuhumu Triggerfish or Picasso Triggerfish
Size: 10" (25.4 cm)
Habitat: Widespread, Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to South Africa and east to the Hawaiian, Marquesan, and Tuamoto islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe Island. Eastern Atlantic: Senegal to South Africa.
Min Tank Size: 100 gallon.
Diet: Carnivorous. Meaty foods such as chopped shrimp, squid, clams, fish, and other chopped seafoods.
Behavior: Aggressive.
Reef safe: No. This fish will eat a wide variety of crustaceans and other invertebrates.
Water: pH 8.1-8.4, Temperature of 72 to 82°F (22.2 27.8°C), sg 1.020 - 1.025, dKH 8-12
Care: Easy.
Communities: OK with other similar sized and temperament fish.
Suitability: SW experience required, good beginner fish with caution as to adult size potential.

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