Often confused with its cousin the Wedgetail Triggerfish. The Humu Picasso Triggerfish, also known as the Humuhumu Triggerfish or Picasso Triggerfish, has vibrant patterns of black, blue and yellow creating an appearance similar to a painting - hence its name after the famous painter Pablo Picasso.
The Humu Picasso Triggerfish will make a striking addition to any saltwater aquarium. It has a tan body with gradient dark bands, and vibrant blue and black stripes on the top of the head, with a yellow stripe from cheek to cheek and deeply set-back eyes.
The Humu Humu Triggerfish can be kept with aggressive fish and occasionally with other triggers such as the Clown Triggerfish. Since they can grow to be 10-inches long, it’s probably best to keep them in a 100 gallon or larger aquarium with rocks and caves provides a good habitat.
The Picasso Triggerfish can be found in the Indo-pacific ocean and the red sea. Most commonly it can be seen around Hawaii, Polynesia, and the Philippines. This fish tends to be found in the sandy parts of reefs swimming around actively and generally found in more shallow parts of reefs, where there are rocks for it to hide away in.
Picassos are famous for rearranging and redecorating aquariums. They are not reef safe and should not be kept in reef aquariums. They will eat invertebrates and can damage or tip over corals when they try to rearrange the décor. It has strong jaws which can be used to crush and eat sea urchins, crustaceans and hard-shelled mollusks.
Diet: They will accept most every fish food that you put into the tank but you need to give them a varied diet of chopped frozen seafood, frozen preparations for herbivores, frozen mysis and frozen krill.
Picasso Triggerfish or triggers as they are affectionately known, are wonderfully colored fish, that are perfect for home aquariums. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned hobbyist, find quality aquatic life when you shop at DiscountCoral.com