Blue Jaw Trigger Male (Xanthichthys auromarginatus)
Max Size: 9 inches
Reef Compatible: With Caution. May eat coral and invertebrates.
Minimum Tank Size: 125 gallons
The Blue Throat Triggerfish, also referred to as the Bluechin Triggerfish or Gilded Triggerfish, displays a captivating appearance with its grayish-brown body adorned with charming light-blue spots. The fins of this fish are accented with a delightful yellow edge. Particularly, the male of the species stands out with a darker blue area on its cheeks, hence earning the name Bluechin or Blue Throat.
Providing a suitable environment for the Blue Throat Triggerfish requires a spacious aquarium of 125 gallons or larger, complete with rocks and caves. These features create a favorable setting for the fish. However, be prepared for some artistic modifications as the Blue Throat Triggerfish may rearrange the landscaping and rocks, showcasing its unique behavior. Interestingly, this species is known to emit a grunting sound, which has earned it the reputation of being able to "talk."
To maintain optimal health, the Blue Throat Triggerfish benefits from a diverse diet of meaty foods. Including a variety of options such as squid, krill, clams, small fish, and hard-shelled shrimp is essential. This assortment of food helps wear down the ever-growing teeth of the triggerfish, contributing to its overall well-being.
By providing a suitable habitat and a balanced diet, you can fully appreciate the beauty and captivating behavior of the Blue Throat Triggerfish in your aquarium. Its distinctive appearance and fascinating antics are sure to add a touch of wonder to your marine ecosystem.