Huma Trigger (Rhinecanthus aculeatus)
Family: Balistidae (Triggerfishes)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 0 to 164 ft. Size: 10 in. Jumps: No Space: 100+ gal.
Reef Safe: No Care Level: Easy Temperament: Aggressive
Diet: Algae, detritus, crustaceans, fish, bristleworms, mollusks, sea urchins, and corals
Natural History: The Huma Trigger is a solitary fish found on reef flats and lagoons. Juveniles are secretive and hide among rubble whereas adults are more often seen swimming about in the open. It is very territorial and makes a whirring noise when alarmed. It is a fish that sleeps on its side.
Husbandry: The Huma Trigger becomes more aggressive with age, but also more tame. It is a hardy fish that will eat most aquarium fare. It will often take food from but may also nip at an aquarist's fingers. It is aggressive toward other fish and will likely eat coral polyps. It is reported to grunt, often before feeding.
AKA: Blackbar Triggerfish, Painted Triggerfish
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