The Niger Trigger is a stunning fish with beautiful vivid color that makes a splendid addition to any reef tank. On getting excited, it makes a grunting sound as if it is talking. The Niger Trigger is not an aggressive fish, but as it grows, it becomes more aggressive. As long as all the Niger Trigger fish are introduced in the tank together, they stay calm and tolerant toward each other. The Niger Trigger is not considered reef-safe, since it eats ornamental shrimp and other invertebrates. It features sharp teeth, with which it can even bite if it feels threatened, so be careful while handling this fish. The Niger Trigger should be kept in a tank not less than 55 gallons and a bigger tank is required if you intend to keep more than one. The aquarium should be well-established with lots of rockwork and hiding places. The Niger Trigger thrives well in a temperature range of 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit, and pH of 8.1-8.4. It is mostly omnivore, and it is best to give this fish a varied diet containing frozen food, chopped sea food and vegetables. It is very difficult to breed this fish in captivity.
The Niger Trigger, a.k.a. Red Tooth Trigger, is a dark blue-purplish colored Trigger with dark eyes. These fish are one of the least aggressive Triggers and do well in a community aquarium.The Triggerfish family is comprised of peculiar shaped fish with two dorsal fins. The first dorsal includes a large spine that these fish use to lock themsevles into places where they sleep or hide. The Triggers are also well known for their blowing behavior that they use to move items around in home aquariums. They will also pick items up with their mouths and move them. This is likely instinctual behavior that has rolled over from their nesting preperation. These fish can be aggressive, especially when feeding.Photo by Saltwaterfish.com member, ElitePhoto: Jerry Hague.