Niger Trigger Fish - Odonus niger - Red-Toothed - Niger Triggerfish
Niger Trigger Fish - Odonus niger The color of the Niger Trigger fish, also known as the Redtooth Triggerfish, may change from day to day between blue and green with a striking, lighter blue highlight on the fins and long tail lobes. The Niger Trigger fish requires a 75 gallon or larger aquarium with rocks and caves for hiding, and may rearrange the landscaping and rocks. It vocalizes using grunting" sound The Odonus niger or Niger Trigger fish (pronounced nie-jur) is suitable to be kept in reef aquaria. Usually not aggrssive to tankmates, may become bolder with time. Will eat ornamental shrimps and crusteaceans. More than one can be kept providing they are added at the same time. Plenty of live rock with holes need to be provided. Tends to bite. Maximum Size: This species grows to 12 inches in length. General Size: This Niger trigger fish is about seven to eight inches in length. Minimum Tank Size Suggested: A 75 gallon or larger aquarium provides a good environment for these Niger trigger fish. Tank Conditions: The Niger trigger fish 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 Niger trigger fish occurs on coral reefs in tropical marine waters of the Indo-Pacific. In Australia, the Niger trigger fish 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 Niger trigger fish diet consist of meaty foods such as live shrimps,live fishes and sometimes crustacean flesh. They are carnivorous.