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Scientific Name: Melichthys niger
Origin: Indo Pacific, Hawaii, Africa, Red Sea
- Care Level: Easy
- Temperament: Aggressive
- Lifespan: 10 years, likely longer
- Reef Compatible: No
- Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
- Maximum Size: 1'-1'6" (12-18")
- Diet: Carnivore
- Minimum Tank Size: 125 gallons
The Black Triggerfish has a brown to black base color with black fins and features tiny spots and striping throughout it's body. It has a white stripe on the bottom of the dorsal and anal fins.
It requires rocks and caves, and like most triggerfish, will rearrange them whenever it sees fit. It can live with other large fish with similar temperaments. Smaller fish may become meals. It should be fed meaty foods.