Pink Tail Triggerfish (Melichthys vidua)
Family: Balistidae (Triggerfishes)
Natural Range: Indian and Pacific Oceans
Depth: 13 to 197 ft. Size: 15.5 in. Jumps: No Space: 75+ gal.
Reef Safe: Caution Care Level: Easy Temperament: Caution
Diet: Algae, detritus, small fish, invertebrates
Natural History: The Pinktail Trigger is usually found on outer reef areas with dropoffs in small loose schools. It favors coral-rich areas with moderate to strong current.
Husbandry: The Pinktail Trigger will be withdrawn after first introduction to the aquarium but will become more tame with time. It generally does not become as aggressive with age or dig as most of the other triggers do. It should be housed with other moderately aggressive tankmates.
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