Fish Guide

Bursa Triggerfish   (Rhinecanthus verrucosus)
Family: Balistidae (Triggerfishes)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 3 to 66 ft.   Size: 12 in.   Jumps: No   Space: 80+ gal.
Reef Safe: No   Care Level: Easy   Temperament: Aggressive
Diet: Tunicates, molluscs, crustaceans, coral polyps, small fish, sea urchins
Natural History: The Bursa Triggerfish is generally found in loosely associated groups on reef flats and lagoons. It favors algae-covered rock-rubble habitats. It is shy, especially when young, and will retreat into shelter at any sign of danger.
Husbandry: The Bursa Triggerfish has strong jaws and may damage corals or move rocks in an aquarium. It should be housed with other aggressive fish and may eat small fish in an aquarium.

AKA: Black Patch Triggerfish, Black Belly Triggerfish

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