Scythe Triggerfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Balistidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Sufflamen bursa

    COMMON NAME – Scythe, Lei, Boomerang Triggerfish

    SIZE - 10 in (24.5 cm)

    RANGE - Indo-Pacific, Hawaii, Australia

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 100 gal (378.5 L)

    CARE LEVEL - Easy

    TEMPERAMENT – Semi-aggressive

    FOODS AND FEEDING - The Sargassum 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 - 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