Bluechin Triggerfish

Species information for the Bluechin Triggerfish, in the Triggers category.

  1. FAMILY - Ballstidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Xanthichthys auromarginatus

    COMMON NAME – Bluechin, Blue Throat, Blue Jaw, Gilded

    SIZE – 12 in (30.5 cm)

    RANGE – Indo-Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE – 100 gal (378.5 L)

    CARE LEVEL – Easy

    TEMPERAMENT – Semi-Aggressive

    FOODS AND FEEDING - The Bluechin triggerfish is a carnivore and should be fed a wide variety of high quality meaty marine foods. Vegetables should also be offered.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY – With caution. As they get older, large specimens may eat invertebrates, but are generally considered reef safe.

    CAPTIVE CARE – They may be kept in pairs or small groups as long as there is only one male per tank. Only the males have the blue chin. They are semi-aggressive so they should not be kept with more docile, delicate fish. Larger tanks will keep aggression to a minimum. May go after any hands placed in the tank so caution should be used around this fish.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 9, 2014
    jhnrb, Aug 7, 2009