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  • Blue Throat Triggerfish
    Blue Throat Triggerfish
    Xanthichthys auromarginatus

    Blue Throat Triggerfish

    Regular price $175.00 $0.00 Unit price per
    • Care Level Easy
    • Temperament Semi-aggressive
    • Reef Compatible With Caution
    • Max. Size 9"

    The Blue Throat Triggerfish, also known as Bluechin Triggerfish, or Gilded Triggerfish, is grayish-brown, covered with light-blue spots. The fins are edged in yellow. The male of the species has a darker blue area on the cheeks, hence the name Bluechin or Blue Throat.

    A 125 gallon or larger aquarium with rocks and caves provides a good environment. The Blue Throat will rearrange the landscaping and rocks. It is said to "talk," which is actually a grunting sound.

    The Blue Throat Triggerfish needs a varied diet of meaty foods including; squid, krill, clams, small fish and hard shelled shrimp to help wear down their ever growing teeth.