Gilded triggerfish

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Gilded Triggerfish
2005-03-01 - Gilded triggerfish.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Balistidae
Genus: Xanthichthys
Species: X. auromarginatus
Binomial name
Xanthichthys auromarginatus
(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[edit]

Unlike most triggerfish, it is rarely aggressive towards other fish.[citation needed] It is usually placed in a minimum size tank of 280 litres (74 US gal).[citation needed] This triggerfish is the only triggerfish that will breed in the home aquarium.[citation needed] This fish usually does not attack any sessile invertebrates but may eat ornamental shrimps.[citation needed]