Dendrochiruszebra

The dwarf lionfish does not grow longer than 15 cm, in contrast to the Pterois. It is also distinguished by the absence of a membrane between the spokes of the pectoral fins. Size: 15 cm.

BALISTIDAE

BALISTIDAE (TRIGGERS)

Triggers live in reef areas where the water is in constant movement, so you must plan a large aquarium for them (at least 400 liters) with highly agitated and well-oxygenated water. Their jaws and teeth allow them to graze on coral, crabs, and mollusks. In captivity they accept animal food, such as small mollusks (cockles, mussels), complete with their shells. They are fairly aggressive and must be kept singly, away from small fish and invertebrates. One of the distinguishing features of this family of marine fish is its ability to stick out the first spoke of its dorsal fin, and then block it with the second one (explaining their alternative name of crossbowmen).

over 10 years in an aquarium. It is easy to acclimatize and keep, although it is prone to knocking over bits of decor. Size: 20 cm.

• Balistoides conspicillum

The clown trigger is not only voracious -it is also fast, usually reaching any food before other fish. It is not slow to rearrange the decor, either, although it is easy to domesticate. However, it is best Balistesvetula to acclimatize it before it measures more The queen trigger fish, native to the tropical Atlantic - the than 10 cm. Size: 25 cm. others come from the Indo-Pacific region - is one of the most placid. It is easy to acclimatize and grows quickly - sometimes up to 50 cm. Size: 30-50 cm.

over 10 years in an aquarium. It is easy to acclimatize and keep, although it is prone to knocking over bits of decor. Size: 20 cm.

• Balistoides conspicillum

The clown trigger is not only voracious -it is also fast, usually reaching any food before other fish. It is not slow to rearrange the decor, either, although it is easy to domesticate. However, it is best Balistesvetula to acclimatize it before it measures more The queen trigger fish, native to the tropical Atlantic - the than 10 cm. Size: 25 cm. others come from the Indo-Pacific region - is one of the most placid. It is easy to acclimatize and grows quickly - sometimes up to 50 cm. Size: 30-50 cm.

commercially available, often under the same name. Size: 20 cm.

Odonusniger

The blue trigger fish can live for more than 1 If you have a couple, reproduction may be pos a very large aquarium, in a nest dug into the s Size: 20 cm. •

Pseudobalistesfuscus

The coloring of juveniles is paler than that of adults. The blue line trigger is fairly aggressive but can get to know its owner. It sometimes looks for its food by "spitting" water to lift up the sand. Size: 35 cm.

Odonusniger

The blue trigger fish can live for more than 1 If you have a couple, reproduction may be pos a very large aquarium, in a nest dug into the s Size: 20 cm. •

Aaninicninys auromarginaius •

The magnificent blue throat trigger requires a large tank, with shelters where it can take refuge at night. It is aggressive towards both fish smaller than itself and members of its own species. Size: 30 cm.

HAEMULIDAE - NEMIPTERIDAE

The Haemulids (grunts or pork fish) make sounds by grinding their teeth, with the swim bladder acting as a resonator. Rarely found in aquariums, they are nevertheless robust.

The Nemipterids live near reefs and are vigorous free-swimmers. They feed on small prey captured on their journeys or in the sediment.

Aaninicninys auromarginaius •

The magnificent blue throat trigger requires a large tank, with shelters where it can take refuge at night. It is aggressive towards both fish smaller than itself and members of its own species. Size: 30 cm.

Anisotremus virginicus(HaemuWdae)

The pork fish lives in schools when it is young. The adults gradually become loners as they grow older, and their coloring becomes brighter. In captivity, they can be fed small animal prey, dead or alive. Size: 30 cm.

The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The word aquarium originates from the ancient Latin language, aqua meaning water and the suffix rium meaning place or building. Aquariums are beautiful and look good anywhere! Home aquariums are becoming more and more popular, it is a hobby that many people are flocking too and fish shops are on the rise. Fish are generally easy to keep although do they need quite a bit of attention. Puppies and kittens were the typical pet but now fish are becoming more and more frequent in house holds. In recent years fish shops have noticed a great increase in the rise of people wanting to purchase aquariums and fish, the boom has been great for local shops as the fish industry hasnt been such a great industry before now.

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