Clown Trigger

Clown Trigger

The Clown Trigger has one of the most exceptional colour arrangements in the animal kingdom, and therefore makes this species a highly desirable addition to the home aquarium. This fish can be discovered across the outer and inner segments of coral reefs where they can scavenge for invertebrates. Additionally, the Clown Trigger will erect its dorsal spine when impressing an opponent or as a defence mechanism. 

Though this fish is most certainly one of the most colourful fish in the ocean, it is also one of the most aggressive. This fish should not just be purchased without researching beforehand, as it needs to be housed with other aggressive or large fish to stop it from bullying any peaceful fish. 

This fish is extremely territorial and if planning to home, it needs to be the last fish added. As once it has discovered its territory, it may be very aggressive and defend the tank from new tank members. 

This fish most certainly needs to be offered a wide range of meaty foods. These can range from small fish, shrimp, squid, clams and hard shelled foods to grind down their ever growing teeth.

Minimum Tank Size:500 Litres
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Compatible: No
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 1' 8"
Colour Form: Black, Blue, Green, Orange, White, Yellow
Diet: Carnivore
Family: Balistidae
Origin: Australia, Indonesia, Sumatra

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Easy to Care For
Easy to Feed
Peaceful with Others
Reef Safe
Invertebrate Safe

  1. I’ve had a Clown Triggerfish for about a month now. “Spot” is about 2 inches from head to tail. He was very shy at first, but now recognizes me a source of food, and is more outgoing. I rate this fish a 10 out of 10 for his neat personality and magnificent coloration.

  2. A beautiful and very sought after fish! The Clown Triggerfish is an easy fish to keep – easy to feed and easy to acclimate. Recommend putting this fish in last though. Due to its aggressive nature, it can be the most aggressive fish and can “rule” the tank.

  3. This is my all time favourite fish but could never have one ,I did lots of reading up on these and everything backs up to that once an adult they will muller everything including your hands !!!and should be in a tank on their own. But when a juvenile they are a great fish to keep!

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