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This is a tropical fish site for all tropical fish enthusiasts from beginner to expert. It has some nice tropical fish pictures and will hopefully have something of interest for all freshwater and marine fish keepers. These tropical fish pages provide some information about some of my favourite fish, along with tropical fish pictures of them. I have kept fish for many years now, ranging from community to marine. Over this period I have been drawn towards catfish, and the cichlids, which I must confess, through there antics have become my favourites. I now keep African and American cichlids, along with some catfish and plecs.

 
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Niger Triggerfish

Picture of Niger Triggerfish
Common nameNiger Triggerfish
Size31 cm; 12 inches
OriginIt lives in reef channels and areas of strong current in the central and western Pacific and in the Red Sea.
CompatibilityThey can be very aggressive when eating.  Be careful, as they will bite hands. Although it doesn't eat coral, it is known to damage them. Triggerfish use their mouths to blow over invertebrates and attack them in their soft undersides.
MaintenanceThe tank should be a minimum of 75 - 100 gallons.  It should have plenty of places to hide plus open areas for swimming.
Temperature26 - 28 C; 75 - 82 F
Water chemistry / movementph 8.1 - 8.4, specific gravity 1.022 - 1.027
FeedingThe Niger Trigger feeds on regular live, frozen and flake foods.
SexingThere are no known sexual differences.
BreedingRedtoothed Triggers are egg layers and they are not bred in captivity.
CommentsAlso known as the Black Triggerfish, the Blue Triggerfish.
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