Gold Back Triggerfish
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  • Gold Back Triggerfish

  • Xanthichthys caeruleolineatus

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    Last In Stock Prices:
    No Size Set - $800
  • Tank Size: 300 Gallons
    Tempermant: Semi-aggressive
    Maximum Size: 14"
    Coloration: Gold, Silver, White
    Regions Found: Indo-West Pacific. Hawaii
    Reef Compatible: Yes (With Caution)
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Guarantee: Live Guarantee Available
    Water Conditions: 74-82° F, SG 1.020-1.027, PH 7.9-8.5
    Other Names: Outrigger Triggerfish, Gold Back Trigger, Bluelined Triggerfish
  • Description
  • The Crosshatch Triggerfish(Xanthicthys mento) is definitely one of the most beautiful and sought after of all the triggers.This triggerfish can live in extremely deep water, so it is certainly more rare than most triggers in the aquarium trade.

    Crosshatch Triggerfish do extremely well in pairs The male has much brighter coloration than the female with more vibrant reds and yellows. Crosshatch Triggers reach a maximum size of around 11 inches and need to be housed in a tank that is at least 125 gallons. A 220 or larger tank is recommended if keeping a pair.

    Crosshatch Triggers are generally pretty peaceful fish. They might harass smaller fish and some invertebrates, but for the most part are model citizens. Crosshatch Triggerfish are also one of the rare triggers that can be kept in a reef tank. Crosshatch Triggerfish also make interesting grunting noises. Crosshatch Triggers have very strong and large teeth and might scratch some acrylic tanks.

    Crosshatch Triggerfish do best in tanks that have lots of swimming room and live rock for them to hide in if they become spooked or nervous. They have been known to move rocks, so make sure your rock structure is rather stable before adding Crosshatch Triggerfish.

    Crosshatch Triggers are carnivores and require a diet rich in meaty foods. Foods such as mysis shrimp, krill and small pieces of quality seafood like squid, clams, shrimp and fish will really help your Crosshatch Triggerfish grow and thrive.

    If you have any questions about the Crosshatch Triggerfish and if it’s the right fish for your system, please feel free to contact us at any time. Goldenback Trigs The Goldenback Triggerfish(Xanthichthys caeruleolineatus) is an extremely rare and beautiful trigger. This fish is found in extremely deep water, and is an amazing addition to any large tank, reef or fish-only.

    Goldenback Triggers reach a maximum adult size of around 14 inches and need to be kept in tanks that are at least 300 gallons. Goldenback Triggerfish are very peaceful for a triggerfish and shouldn't attack many other fish, coral or inverts in your tank. Goldenback Triggers might go after smaller fish and some inverts, so only add one to your reef tank with caution.

    Goldenback Triggerfish will do best in tanks with lots of open swimming room since they are such strong swimmers. Goldenback Triggers also like to be kept in tanks with lots of live rock in them. Goldenback Triggerfish will claim certain rock structures as their own and also hide in the rock work if they feel threatened. Goldenback Triggers can get bored and end up moving some of your rock work around to amuse them. Goldenback Triggers also make audible grunting sounds and can be very personable in tanks.

    Goldenback Triggerfish are carnivores and require a diet that is rich in meaty foods. Foods like mysis and brine shrimp, high quality meaty frozen foods, high quality pellet and flake foods as well as chunks of fresh seafood will keep your Goldenback Triggerfish healthy and happy. It's a good idea to feed your Goldenback Trigger food with hard shells that will keep their teeth ground down.

    If you have any questions about the Goldenback Triggerfish and if it's the right fish for your tank, please contact us at any time.

    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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