Blue-and-Gold TriggerfishFamily: Balistidae Pseudobalistes fuscusPhoto © Animal-World: Courtesy Chris Culver
The Yellow-spotted Triggerfish or Blue-and-Gold Triggerfish is another beautiful triggerfish! This is a juvenile specimen since the caudal fin is more rounded.
The tailfin becomes emarginate as the fish matures. Adults will have filaments at the top and the bottom of the caudal fin. Also, the yellow stripes seen in this photo will evolve into spots as the fish gets older.
As with all triggers, to maintain a peaceful tank, be sure to provide the Yellow-spotted Triggerfish or Blue-and-Gold Triggerfish with lots of room and a cave or rocks to retreat into. Also house appropriate fish together that have similar needs and can hold their own. In this case larger protein eaters such as groupers, surgeonfishes, and basses, Some eels and puffers can be appropriate too.
For more Information on keeping this fish see:
Guide to a Happy, Healthy Marine Aquarium
Maintenance: Feed all kinds of live, frozen, and flake foods. Best to feed small amounts several times a day. We generally feed squid, shrimp (the same kind people eat), mussels, and all kinds of chopped up fish.
Social Behaviors: Can be kept with a variety of other fishes. Don not keep with fish that are much smaller and will quarrel with fish of its own species. Also, these fish are not recommended for reef aquariums.