Blueline Trigger Fish - Pseudobalistes fuscus - Bluelined Triggerfish
Blueline Trigger Fish - Pseudobalistes fuscus The Blueline Triggerfish also known as Rippled Triggerfish is a brilliant blue colour. This fish is known for its aggressiveness and many divers choose to stay away from them, as they bite often. A beautifully colored fish as a juvenile, the Blueline Triggerfish adults tend to become belligerent in attitude and subdued in color. They tends to aquascape your tank for you in search of invertebrates and will often chase and nip fish that get too close. They also tends to be regarded as a menace and will inflict a serious bite if it gets a chance. This is yet another gorgeous trigger that gets quite large. While juveniles may pick on newly introduced tankmates or smaller fishes, larger specimens should only be housed with other large fish capable of holding their own with bold tankmates. Don't keep Blueline Triggerfish or most other larger triggers with small thin fish, as they will be eaten. This fish is often shy when initially introduced to the aquarium, hiding in preferred shelter site when you first enter the room. But, with time many specimens will begin to associate their caretaker with food, it will welcome your arrival and swim near the water's surface waiting for a tasty morsel. It is also notorious for rearranging the d_cor of the aquarium, and makes an interesting pet that can thrive for years in the aquarium. Maximum Size:
The Blueline Triggerfish grows upto 22 inches in length. General Size: This fish generally comes in size varying between 5 to 8 inches. Minimum Tank Size:
A 80 gallons or larger aquarium provides good environment for Blueline Triggerfish. Tank Conditions:
The Blueline Triggerfish should ideally be kept in temperatures between 72 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit. A pH value of 8.1 or 8.4, and a specific gravity of 1.020 to 1.025 should be maintained. When kept with invertebrates, the specific gravity range should be 1.020 to 1.025, for the invertebrate species. In a fish only aquarium, the specific gravity should fall between 1.020 and 1.023. Habitat:
The Blueline Triggerfish is found in coastal waters, shallows in the open, 3-50 metres through out Indo-Pacific Ocean from Red Sea and East Africa to New Caledonia, north to southern Japan, south to Australia Feeding and Diet:
The Blue Trigger fish, like most other triggerfish, eats shellfish, small crustaceans, and other bottom-dwelling invertebrae.