The name of the Titan Triggerfish says it all. This member of the Balistidae family of fish is big, bold, and aggressive. Hobbyists would have to search far and wide to find another like it. In nature, it is so bold as to even attack scuba divers who may disturb it if it is guarding eggs. Also aggressive toward peaceful or docile fish, it should be kept with others who will stand up to it, and only one Titan Triggerfish should be kept per aquarium. Caretakers should keep their hands out of the aquarium.
Meeting the needs of the Titan Triggerfish may lessen its aggression to some extent. Providing an aquarium that is large enough (300 gallons or more), along with plenty of hiding places and regular feedings may help. Be aware that this large fish will rearrange any rocks and sand in the aquarium so care should be taken to secure any rocks or décor in the aquarium to avoid this.
This marine fish is multicolored and has a laterally compressed body with a small mouth and chisel-like teeth. With a light gray body with a latticework pattern, there are darker gray to green and yellow areas. Its fins have black margins on them. This Triggerfish has eyes that are set back on their heads to avoid spines of the urchin, which is one of their favorite foods in the wild. And that is not all! With a marking on top of its mouth that resembles a mustache, it is also known as the Mustache Triggerfish. And do not forget the fact that it can lock its front dorsal fin into crevices of rockwork to protect itself from being captured by predators, further securing its place as a fish to be reckoned with.
The Titan Triggerfish needs a varied diet of meaty foods including squid, krill, clams, small fish, and hard-shelled shrimp to help wear down its ever-growing teeth.
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