Bursa Triggerfish


The Bursa Triggerfish is also known as the Black Patch Triggerfish or Blackbelly Triggerfish. Sufflamen bursa may also be referred to as the Bursa Triggerfish. Rhinecanthus verrucosus has a face that is half white and half yellow; it also has a pencil-thin moustache and a colorful mask across the eyes. Another distinguishing feature is a large black circlular area on the abdomen.

It needs a 70 gallon or larger aquarium with rocks and caves. It will rearrange the landscaping and rocks. It vocalizes with a "grunting" sound.

The Bursa 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.

Quick Stats:
Minimum Tank Size: 70 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Compatible: No
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, sg 1.020-1.025, pH 8.1-8.4, dKH 8-12
Max. Size: 9"
Color Form: Orange, Tan, White, Yellow
Diet: Carnivore
Origin: Coral Sea, Indo-Pacific, Tahiti
Family: Balistidae

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