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Pink Tail Trigger 3-5 in. (Melichthys vidua)

Pink Tail Trigger 3-5 in. (Melichthys vidua)
Provide hiding places large enough to accommodate. Does best in a large fish only predator tank. May eat smaller tank mates as well a variety of invertebrates.

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.

Diet should consist of fresh or frozen seafood such as squid, shrimp, krill, chopped clams, small fish, and other meaty items.

Maximum Length: 14 in.
Care Level: Easy
Family: Balistidae
Reef Compatibility: Not reef safe.
Minimum Aquarium Size: 75 gal.
Range: Indo-Pacific: East Africa, South Africa, Hawaiian and Tuamoto islands, Japan, Great Barrier Reef, New Caledonia.
Diet: Carnivore- Meaty fare
Water Conditions: 74-80 F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4

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