Humu Rectangle Triggerfish



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Considered to be Hawaii's state fish, the Humu Rectangle Triggerfish, also known as the Rectangular Triggerfish, Wedge-tailed Trigger, or the V-line Humuhumunukunukuapuaa, has a pearly white face and two blue and black stripes across the eyes. It is also recognized by the black V-pattern outlined in yellow that highlights the posterior section of the body.

The Humu Rectangle Triggerfish needs a 70 gallon or larger aquarium with rocks and caves. It may rearrange the landscaping and rocks. It vocalizes using a "grunting" sound.

The Humu Rectangle 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: 1'
Color Form: Black, Blue, Orange, White, Yellow
Diet: Carnivore
Origin: Fiji, Maldives, Tahiti
Family: Balistidae

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