The Bursa Triggerfish, once it is comfortable in your aquarium, displays an active interest in its environment and it’s keeper. But be sure you keep it well-fed. Also make sure it has plenty of space, and a cave or rock formation where it can retreat to.
The Bursa Triggerfish have been known to be possible troublemakers. Ways to keep a peaceful tank is to house appropriate fish together that have similar needs and can hold their own. In this case larger protein eaters such as surgeonfishes, groupers, 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
Habitat: Natural geographic location:
Bursa Triggerfish are found in the Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Hawaiian, Marquesan and Ducie islands, north to southern Japan, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef in Australia, New Caledonia, and Rapa. Inhabits clear inner and outer reef habitats from exposed algae reef flats to deep along drop-offs. Occur in seaward reefs below the surge zone.
In the wild they feed on crabs, bivalves, gastropods, algae, echinoids, tunicates, worms, eggs, and detritus. In the aquarium they should be fed all kinds of meaty marine foods, cut up fish, shrimp, squid, etc.
Recommended light levels
Length/Diameter of fish
Minimum Tank Length/Size
Water Movement: Weak, Moderate, Strong
Water Region: Top, Middle, Bottom
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