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Pink Tail Trigger

The Pinktail Trigger holds a black/green body with a vibrant pink rail and yellow pectoral fins. The scales on this fish have a leather appearance and its forehead holds several horizontal black lines. 

Requirements
This trigger requires a 400 litre or larger tank that includes a variety of live rock and caves. Also caution needs to be taken when looking to add this fish to your aquarium, as it may eat any crustacean and potentially small fish. 

Suggestions
On the other hand, many aquarists have had great luck in housing this trigger without issue in a reef tank with invertebrates, crustaceans and small fish. Many hobbyists live by stating that these fish are actually peaceful and would do well in any environment, whilst others say differently. This fish really is a matter of trial and error as their temperaments seem to vary greatly. 

Feeding
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.

 STATISTICS
Minimum Tank Size500 Litres
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 1' 2"
Colour Form: Green, Red, Yellow
Diet: Carnivore
Family: Balistidae
Origin: Hawaii, Indonesia
 

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Easy to Care For
2
Easy to Feed
2
Peaceful with Others
2
Reef Safe
3
Invertebrate Safe
3
Average
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  1. My Pinktail, with the exception of eating shrimp, is completely reef safe. He readily takes any food; brine, flake, nori, and assorted feeders. He likes to play with empty shells by relocating them around the tank, and the Trigger actually helps spread my corals by carrying small coral skeletons around the tank that have Zoo frags growing on it

  2. A beautiful and very peaceful fish. He is my favorite trigger. He swims all over the tank..very active. The Humma is very similiar in personality. The clown is much more agressive

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