Pink Tail Trigger
Latin Name: Melichthys vidua
Common Names: Pink Tail Trigger
Adult full size: 1’ 2”
Minimum Tank Size: 50gallon
UV Required: No
Protein Skimmer: No
Reef Safe: No
Foods: Meaty foods (squid, krill, clams, small fish and hard shelled shrimp to help wear down their ever growing teeth.
The Pinktail Triggerfish has a beautiful emerald green body with bright pink tail that makes it a captivating addition to any reef tank. Is very shy at first but will become friendlier than many of the other triggers and not become aggressive with age but tamer. It is very hardy and can be kept with peaceful fishes of equal size or larger. The Pinktail triggerfish occurs on coral reefs in tropical marine waters of the Indo-Pacific. In Australia, the Pinktail trigger fish is known from central to north-western Western Australia and from the entire length of the Great Barrier Reef south to northern New South Wales. The Pinktail Triggerfish needs a varied diet that includes meaty foods that includes squid, krill, clams, small fish and hard shelled shrimp to help wear down their ever growing teeth.
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