Humu Picasso Trigger (Rhinecanthus aculeatus)
Max Size: 10 inches
Reef Compatible: No
Minimum Tank Size: 180 gallons
The Humu Picasso Triggerfish, also known as the Humuhumu Triggerfish or Picasso Triggerfish, boasts a truly unique and artistic appearance. Its tan body is adorned with gradient dark bands, while vibrant blue and black stripes run across the top of its head. A distinctive yellow stripe stretches from cheek to cheek, adding to its intriguing look. With its deeply set-back eyes, this fish's appearance is truly wacky and captivating.
For this fascinating species, a spacious 180-gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of rocks and caves is necessary to provide an ideal habitat. The Humu Picasso Triggerfish has a habit of rearranging the landscaping and rocks as it explores in and out of the caves. One interesting feature of this fish is its ability to vocalize using a unique "grunting" sound, adding to its allure and making it a great conversation piece in any aquarium.
As for its diet, the Humu Picasso Triggerfish requires a varied menu of meaty foods. Squid, krill, clams, small fish, and hard-shelled shrimp are all essential components of its diet. This diverse range of foods not only meets its nutritional needs but also helps to wear down its ever-growing teeth, ensuring its dental health.
Adding a Humu Picasso Triggerfish to your aquarium can be a source of endless fascination due to its extraordinary appearance and engaging behavior. Providing a suitable environment with ample hiding spaces and offering a well-balanced diet will contribute to the well-being and vibrancy of this captivating species.