HumaHuma Picasso Trigger Fish - Rhinecanthus aculeatus - Huma Picasso - Lagoon Blackbar Triggerfish
HumaHuma Picasso Trigger Fish - Rhinecanthus aculeatus The Rhinecanthus aculeatus or Humuhumu Picasso Trigger fish is a popular and very aggressive tank mate. The Humuhumu Picasso Trigger fish artsy appearance matches it's outgoing dog-like personality. Though mild mannered as juveniles it will learn to not only feed from owners' fingers but feed on owners' fingers if given the chance. Belligerence will increase with age. Should be kept with fish the same size or larger. May bite eather tubes, air-line tubing and disrupt aquarium aquascaping. Like many triggers they can be taught to accept hand feedings and will often learn to grunt in participation or an attempt to talk you into a feeding. The HumaHuma Picasso Trigger is a low maintenance fish. The HumaHuma Picasso Trigger may act aggressively toward other fish. Maximum Size:
This species grows up to 10 inches in length. General Size:
This Humahuma Picasso trigger is about five to seven inches in length. Minimum Tank Size Suggested:
A 55 gallon for juvenile and 100 gallon for adult larger aquarium provides a good environment for these Humahuma Picasso trigger . Tank Conditions:
The Humahuma Picasso trigger 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 Humahuma Picasso trigger occurs on coral reefs in tropical marine waters of the Indo-Pacific. In Australia, the Humahuma Picasso trigger is known from central to north-western Western Australia and from the entire length of the Great Barrier Reef south to northern New South Wales. Feeding and Diet:
The Humahuma Picasso Trigger diet consist of meaty foods such as live shrimps, small fishes, worm, mussel and squids. They are carnivorous.