Whitetip Trigger Fish
Whitetip Trigger Fish – Sufflamen chrysopterus: The Halfmoon Trigger fish, also known as the White Tip Triggerfish, or Whitetail Triggerfish, has a brownish-black body with a blue underbelly. Yellow highlights the operculum and caudal fin (tail), which has a white tip.
A 125 gallon or larger aquarium with rocks and caves provides a good habitat, although it may rearrange the landscaping and rocks to its liking. It vocalizes using a “grunting” sound.
The White tip Trigger fish is a popular aggressive tank mate. Though mild mannered as juveniles it will learn to not only feed from owners’ fingers but feed on owners’ fingers if given the chance. Belligerence will increase with age. Should be kept with fish the same size or larger. May bite eather tubes, air-line tubing and disrupt aquarium aquascaping. Like many triggers they can be taught to accept hand feedings and will often learn to grunt in participation or an attempt to talk you into a feeding.