Pinktail Triggerfish

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  • $100.00

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Scientific Name: Melichthys vidua

Family: Balistidae

Origin: Indo Pacific, Hawaii


Quick Facts

  • 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'-1'2" (12-14")
  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Minimum Tank Size: 125 gallons



Triggerfish require 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.