Pineapple Trigger - Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus - Pineapple Triggerfish
Pineapple Triggerfish are originally from the waters of the Western Indo-Pacific region of the ocean and around Japan, the Red Sea, Indonesia and Africa. Pineapple Triggerfish grow to 22 inches and full length and should be kept in an aquarium of at least 200 gallons to provide them with plenty of swimming and living room. Pineapple Triggerfish are aggressive fish and should only be kept in an aquarium with other aggressive and semi-aggressive tank mates. Pineapple Triggerfish are carnivores and should be fed a mix of live and frozen foods along with plenty of other carnivore preparations for best possible health. Considered semi-aggressive, this fish may become territorial and aggressive to new tank mates. Can be housed with other triggerfish, but advised not to keep triggerfish of the same species in a tank. Maximum Size: Pineapple Trigger grows up to 22 inches in length. General Size: Pineapple Trigger generally comes in size varying between 4 to 8 inches. Minimum Tank Size: A 125 gallon or larger aquarium with rocks and caves provides a good habitat. It will rearrange the landscaping and rocks as it wanders in and out of the caves. May eat smaller tank mates as well a variety of invertebrates. Tank Conditions: The Pineapple 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. Reef Tank Compatibility: Because these fish eat a wide variety of crustaceans and invertebrates, they are not considered suitable in live rock or reef aquariums that may have these types of marine life present. Diet and Feeding: The Pineapple Trigger needs a varied diet of meaty foods including; squid, krill, clams, small fish and hard shelled shrimp to help wear down their ever growing teeth.