Niger Trigger (Odonus niger)
Family: Balistidae (Triggerfishes)
Natural Range: Indian and Pacific Oceans
Depth: 16 to 131 ft. Size: 20 in. Jumps: No Space: 75+ gal.
Reef Safe: Caution Care Level: Easy Temperament: Caution
Diet: Zooplankton, sponges
Natural History: The Niger Trigger forms large schools in strong currents on reef slopes to feed on zooplankton. Juveniles are solitary and take refuge in rock or coral rubble.
Husbandry: The Niger Trigger is among the least aggressive triggers and will cohabitate well with other species their own size. Small fish are not safe with the it. The Niger Trigger has red-colored front teeth and is often referred to as the Redtoothed Trigger. It should be housed with other moderately aggressive fish. It may rearrange the rock landscaping. It is reported to be capable of making a grunting sound.
AKA: Redtoothed Triggerfish, Blue Triggerfish, Black Triggerfish
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