Niger Trigger, Odonus niger, is commonly found in Australia, Red Sea, Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is sometimes referred to as Redtooth Triggerfish. A member of the family Balistidae, it was named by Ruppell, 1837. Triggerfish are very hardy, therefore they are great for those new to the hobby. Triggers of the genus Melichthys are not as commonly found in the aquarium hobby as some of their relatives. They are desired for being less aggressive than other Triggers. For this reason, this fish may be a better choice in aquariums where space is limited or with tankmates that are less aggressive. If you have a large enough tank a small group of these fish may be kept, but keep in mind that they are capable of growing to over 12 inches in the home aquarium. For groups, add 3 to 5 juveniles at the same time for best results. Niger Triggers are omnivores and should be fed a variety of both meaty and vegetable based foods. An occasional offering of marine algae would be beneficial to this fish.
Approximate arrival size for Niger Trigger: Small: 1-2"; Medium: 2.5-3.5; Large: 4-5"
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