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Title Pink Tail Triggerfish
Author

Tanner Crawford

Last Updated

2019-08-17

Abstract

Packed with personality, this fish is one to consider for a fish only tank


Pink tail triggerfish

Melichthys vidua 

 

There are many large saltwater fish that can add flair to your aquarium, but one of the favorites over the years is the pink tail triggerfish. This fish is native to the Indo-Pacific around Hawaii. They are revered in the aquarium hobby for their bright pink tail and green body. 

These fish are also known for their aggressive behavior toward other fish and the tendency to nip at corals in reef tanks. For this reason the appropriate housing should be planned for them. They can reach a max size of over one foot and require a 150+ gallon aquarium to make sure they can continue to thrive in captivity. The pink tail trigger requires a good filtration system as well for their required protein rich diet. They have a beak in their mouth that requires trimming from eating Clams on a half shell (ON8615), krill (SF8174), and fiber sources such as Formula 2 (ON1004). 

These fish are not often bred in captivity and require larger tank mates that can put up with their moody behavior and territorial tendencies. Adding places for them and other fish to hide is essential to making a habitat. 

There are many excellent solutions to the challenges a hobbyist can face with the pink tail trigger and our staff are trained at helping your fish thrive with proper care and equipment. Below are a few additional items to consider alongside our Saltwater Aquarium Check-List available in store or under our articles section:

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Power head (SIC115)

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