Hawaiian Black Triggerfish
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  • Hawaiian Black Triggerfish

  • Melichthys niger

  • Out of Stock

    Last In Stock Prices:
    Medium - $138
    Medium / Large - $162
    Large - $188
    Extra Large - $212
    Extra Extra Large - $300
  • Tank Size: 125 Gallons
    Tempermant: Aggressive
    Maximum Size: 14"
    Coloration: Black, Blue, White
    Diet: Carnivore
    Regions Found: Hawaii
    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 Trigger, Black Durgon, Black-Finned Triggerfish
  • Description
  • The Hawaiian Black Triggerfish is a mostly black trigger with some interesting lighter patterns and an orange face. Hawaiian Black Triggers closely resemble their Indian Ocean cousins, but are more colorful.

    Hawaiian Black Triggerfish reach an adult size of around 14 inches and should be kept in tanks that are at least 125 gallons. Hawaiian Black Triggerfish are aggressive fish and shouldn’t be kept in reef tanks. Hawaiian Black Triggers will eat smaller fish and some inverts found in reef systems. Hawaiian Black Triggerfish are best kept in larger FOWLR tanks with aggressive to semi-aggressive tank mates.

    Hawaiian Black Triggerfish do the best in larger system with lots of swimming room and live rock for them to hide in if they feel nervous or threatened. Hawaiian Black Triggerfish also can make an interesting grunting noise. Since Hawaiian Black Triggers have such large and strong teeth, they can scratch some acrylic tanks.

    Hawaiian Black Triggerfish are carnivores and require a diet rich in meaty foods. Foods such as mysis shrimp, krill and high quality seafood chunks of squid, shrimp, fish and clam will keep your Hawaiian Black Trigger nice and healthy.

    If you have any questions about the Hawaiian Black Triggerfish and if it’s the right fish for your system, please feel free to contact us at any time.

    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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  • User ReviewsI ordered a melichthys indicus from tank stop. Eric was very helpful and got the fish to me quickly and in good shape. The melichthys family are usually good tempered fish in a group aquarium.Brian (Kansas) - 10/24/2022 12:23:28 AM  

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