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Blue Line Trigger
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Quick Facts

Family: Balistidae
Range: Indo-Pacific
Size: Up to 22 inches
Diet: Carnivore
Tank Set-up: Marine: Coral or rock, plants
Reef Compatible: No
Tank Conditions: 72-78ºF; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4
Minimum Tank Capacity: 200 gallon
Light: Medium
Temperament: Aggressive
Swimming Level: No specific level
Care Level: Easy

Species

  Pseudobalistes fuscus
Environment
  Reef-associated; marine; depth range 8 - 160 m
Climate / Range

Tropical; 33°N - 24°S
Distribution
  Indo-West Pacific: St. Brandon's Shoal (western Indian Ocean) through Indonesia to the Tuamoto Islands, north to the Ryukyus.
Description
 

Occurs in deep seaward reefs. One collection outside Micronesia was made at 15 m. Benthopelagic. Exhibits sexual dimorphism. Taken occasionally by bottom fishing. Marketed fresh.

Biology
  Occurs on deep reef slopes rich with invertebrates such as sponges and seawhips, but young adults are occasionally seen much shallower. Usually solitary in coral and rocky reefs. Feeds mainly on benthic, hard-shelled, invertebrates such as mollusks and crustaceans.
 
 
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