Starry Triggerfish
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  • Starry Triggerfish

  • Abalistes stellatus

  • Out of Stock
  • Tank Size: 300 Gallons
    Tempermant: Aggressive
    Maximum Size: 24"
    Coloration: White, Black, Yellow
    Diet: Carnivore
    Regions Found: Indo-West Pacific Ocean, Red Sea, Japan, Africa
    Reef Compatible: No
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Guarantee: Live Guarantee Available
    Water Conditions: 74-82° F, SG 1.020-1.027, PH 7.9-8.5
    Other Names: Stellatus Trigger, Stellatus Triggerfish, Starry Trigger
  • Description
  • The Starry Triggerfish is a very rare and beautiful trigger. Starry Triggers have a mostly white body with strong black markings along their back and yellow spots all along their bodies which resemble stars, hence their name. As the Starry Triggerfish ages, the black markings start to fade.

    Starry Triggers reach a maximum adult size of around 24 inches and need to be kept in tanks that are at least 300 gallons in size. Starry Triggerfish are aggressive fish that will bother smaller fish and most inverts. For this reason, Starry Triggers are a bad choice of fish to add to reef tanks.

    Starry Triggerfish will thrive in very large fish only tanks with lots of other semi-aggressive to aggressive larger fish. Since Starry Triggers can grow so large, they need to be kept in huge aquariums with a lot of open swimming room. Starry Triggers should also be kept in tanks with lots of live rock for them to hide in if they feel threatened and also claim their own territories in the rock work.

    Starry Triggers are carnivores and require a diet that is very rich in meaty foods. Foods like mysis and brine shrimp, high quality flake and pellet foods and high quality meaty frozen foods will keep your juvenile Starry Triggerfish healthy and happy. As your Starry Triggerfish ages, it will need more substantial foods like chunks of fresh seafood to stay satisfied. Also foods with hard shells will keep your Starry Triggers teeth ground down.

    If you have any questions about the Starry Triggerfish and if it's the right trigger for your tank, please feel free to contact us at any time.

    Tiny: Up to 1", Small: Over 1-1.5", Small / Medium: Over 1.5-2.5", Medium: Over 2.5-3.5", Medium / Large: Over 3.5-4.5", Large: Over 4.5-5.5", Extra Large: Over 5.5-6.5", Extra Extra Large: Over 6.5-7.5", Show Size: Over 7.5-9.5", Jumbo: Over 9.5"
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