Black Trigger
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  • Black Trigger

  • Melichthys indicus

  • Out of Stock

    Last In Stock Prices:
    Medium - $138
    Medium / Large - $162
    Large - $188
    Extra Large - $212
  • Tank Size: 125 Gallons
    Tempermant: Aggressive
    Maximum Size: 14"
    Coloration: Black, Blue, White
    Diet: Carnivore
    Regions Found: Indian Ocean, Western Pacific Ocean
    Reef Compatible: No
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Guarantee: Live Guarantee Available
    Water Conditions: 74-82° F, SG 1.020-1.027, PH 7.9-8.5
    Other Names: Black Triggerfish, Indian Triggerfish, Black Durgon, Black Finned Triggerfish, Indian Black Triggerfish
  • Description
  • The Black Trigger, scientifically known as Melichthys indicus, is a captivating marine species found in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and the Western Pacific Ocean. This fish is renowned for its striking appearance and distinctive behavior. In the wild, Indian Triggerfish are often encountered in coral reefs, lagoons, and rocky areas, where they seek shelter among crevices and coral formations. Their coloring is a striking mix of blue, yellow, and black, making them stand out in their underwater habitats.

    Indian Triggerfish are omnivorous creatures, meaning they consume a varied diet that includes both plant matter and small invertebrates. In their natural habitat, their diet may consist of algae, small crustaceans, and mollusks, which they use their powerful jaws to crush and consume. Their ability to feed on a diverse range of prey allows them to adapt to different ecological niches within their habitats.

    In home aquariums, caring for Indian Triggerfish can be a rewarding but challenging experience. They require a spacious tank with plenty of hiding spots and crevices to mimic their natural habitat. Due to their territorial and aggressive nature, they should be kept singly or in mated pairs to avoid conflicts with other fish. A well-balanced diet should include a mix of high-quality pellet or flake food supplemented with live or frozen foods like shrimp, squid, and algae. Regular water changes and diligent maintenance are essential to ensure a healthy and thriving environment for these fish.

    In terms of behavior, Indian Triggerfish are known for their distinctive trigger dorsal fin, which they use to wedge themselves into tight spaces or lock themselves in their hiding spots as a defense mechanism. This behavior can be a fascinating spectacle for aquarium enthusiasts. However, it's important to be cautious when maintaining these fish due to their territorial nature, as they may become aggressive towards other tank mates. Overall, the Indian Triggerfish is a captivating species that can thrive in a well-maintained aquarium, provided their unique needs are met.

    Tiny: Up to 1", Small: Over 1-1.5", Small / Medium: Over 1.5-2.5", Medium: Over 2.5-3.5", Medium / Large: Over 3.5-4.5", Large: Over 4.5-5.5", Extra Large: Over 5.5-6.5", Extra Extra Large: Over 6.5-7.5", Show Size: Over 7.5-9.5", Jumbo: Over 9.5"

    All fish purchases come with a package of Blue Life Safety Stop to help reduce infections and illnesses that could present themselves. Please read more about Safety Stop here…

    If you have any questions please contact Eric Cohen TankStop owner and well respected industry veteran.

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