(E. T. Bennett, 1832)
The gilded triggerfish or blue-throated Triggerfish, Xanthichthys auromarginatus, is a spotted gray triggerfish. Males of the species have blue cheeks and yellow-bordered white fins. It is widely, but locally, distributed at islands in the Indo-Pacific.
In the aquarium
Unlike most triggerfish, it is rarely aggressive towards other fish. It is usually placed in a minimum size tank of 280 litres (74 US gal). This triggerfish is the only triggerfish that will breed in the home aquarium. This fish usually does not attack any sessile invertebrates but may eat ornamental shrimps.
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