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Undulate Triggerfish (Balistapus undulatus)

The Undulate Triggerfish or Balistapus undulatus is a vividly colored saltwater aquarium fish. Also known as the Orangelined Triggerfish or Orangetailed Triggerfish, it has an attractive, emerald-green body with yellow-orange vertical stripes. This salt water fish has a strangely shaped body that looks more like an alien then a fish!

The Undulate Triggerfish has the ability to make a grunting sound which some think they use as a form of communication. In an aquarium setting be careful who you pair this fish with as is can be very aggressive towards certain other fish species. This fish does best in water conditions of 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, sg 1.020-1.025, with a PH Level of 8.1-8.4.
The Undulate Triggerfish grows to about 1' in length so a larger aquarium is best suited for this type of saltwater fish. This type of Triggerfish should be fed meaty foods including; squid, krill, clams, small fish and hard shelled shrimp to help wear down their growing teeth. These fish can learn to eat right out of its owners hand, but be careful you don't want to get nipped.


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