Crosshatch Triggerfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Ballstidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Xanthichthys mento

    COMMON NAME – Crosshatch Triggerfish

    SIZE - 12 in (30.5 cm)

    RANGE – Hawaii

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 180 gal (681 L)

    CARE LEVEL - Easy

    TEMPERAMENT – Aggressive

    FOODS AND FEEDING - The Crosshatch triggerfish is a carnivore and should be fed a wide variety of high quality meaty marine foods. Vegetables should also be offered. Occasionally snails or hermit crabs should be offered to keep the beak of the trigger worn down.



    CAPTIVE CARE - This is an extremely aggressive fish and should not be kept with other triggers or other docile fish. They may also go after other fish that are similarly shaped and colored. They will also eat any invertebrates and can damage corals. Larger aquariums are better and will help curb aggression issues. They are also notorious for rearranging rocks and digging around so be sure that your rock work is secure and not prone to rock slides. 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