Niger Triggerfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Ballstidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Odonus niger

    COMMON NAME – Niger, Red Tooth triggerfish

    SIZE - 12 in (30.5 cm)

    RANGE - Fiji, Indonesia, Sri Lanka

    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 feed 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.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY – With caution, it may nip or eat invertebrates.

    CAPTIVE CARE - They are semi-aggressive so they should not be kept with more docile, delicate fish. Larger tanks will keep aggression to a minimum. They are some of the more docile triggers. 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