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The Bursa Trigger fish is a beautiful and popular fish in the aquarium hobby.
The fish has a yellow body with markings that make it look like a work of abstract art.
This species is highly aggressive and will readily eat smaller fish.
It should only be kept with other aggressive fish.
In the wild, Bursa Trigger fish are most commonly found in shallow reef edge areas with sandy bottoms.
They are found both in seaward and lagoon reef areas, where they feed on tunicates, mollusks, crustaceans, corals, fish, and sea urchins.
As with all trigger fish, they are not reef safe.
This is because they are destructive toward other fish and invertebrates in their aquariums.
Bursa Trigger fish are considered to be fairly hardy.
They have strong teeth and jaws and may chew through items in their aquariums.
Any inanimate object in the aquarium should be sturdy and well anchored.
Often trigger fish will rearrange objects in the aquarium.
Recommended Tank Size:
A 70 gallon or larger aquarium with rocks and caves provides a good habitat.
It will rearrange the landscaping and rocks as it wanders in and out of the caves.
It vocalizes using a "grunting" sound.
Food and Diet:
Bursa Triggerfish should be fed a varied diet consisting of many different types of meaty foods including: chopped shrimp, squid, clams or fish.
It is also good to provide frozen foods that contain marine algae and are enhanced with vitamins and minerals.
This species should be fed at least 3 times a day to provide it with adequate nutrition and to decrease its aggressiveness towards its tankmates.
Not suitable for a reef aquarium as it feeds on a wide-range of invertebrates.
Level of Care: Easy
Approximate Purchase Size: Medium: 2" to 3-1/2"
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