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Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, Australia
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Niger Triggerfish is one of the more peaceful of the triggerfish and is considered by many people to be reef safe. It will not pick at corals but may nip at clams and definitely any crustaceans, sponges, tunicates and snails. Reportedly it will tolerate a cleaner shrimp providing the shrimp is introduced first. Any cleaner shrimp added after the trigger will likely be eaten.
The coloration of the Niger Triggerfish is spectacular to see if it is kept under proper lighting and will be a peaceful and unusual addition to your aquarium. Can be kept with other non-aggressive and semi-aggressive triggers including other Niger Triggerfish.
Will learn to associate you with feedings and can be trained to eat from your hand. Be careful when working in a tank housing this fish as it may bite your hand. It is safest to feed Triggerfish with feeding tongs as hand feeding will often cause accidental biting. Feed a varied diet of meaty crustacean and fish flesh. Many commercially prepared frozen foods have a meat based trigger formula. To maintain body weight of this fish it is recommended to feed 2 or 3 times a day.
Niger Triggerfish, Small: over 1-1.5", Indo Pacific
Niger Triggerfish, Medium: over 1.5-3.5", Indo Pacific
Niger Triggerfish, Large: over 3.5-5.5", Indo Pacific
Niger Triggerfish, X-Large: over 5.5-6.5", Indo Pacific
Niger Triggerfish, XX-Large: over 6.5-7.5", Indo Pacific
Due to availability and individuality of each species, colors and sizes may vary.
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