Picasso Trigger (Rhinecanthus aculeatus)

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The Picasso Triggerfish, scientifically known as Rhinecanthus aculeatus, is a strikingly colourful marine species prized for its vibrant patterns and distinct markings reminiscent of abstract art. Originating from the Indo-Pacific region, it boasts a bold combination of blue, green, yellow, and white hues, complemented by intricate black lines. As a territorial fish, it requires ample swimming space and hiding spots in a large aquarium with stable water conditions. A varied diet consisting of meaty foods like shrimp, squid, and fish, supplemented with algae-based flakes or pellets, is crucial for its health. Caution must be exercised due to its territorial behaviour and potential aggression towards other tank mates.

Care Requirements Sheet:
- Tank Size: Minimum 200 litres (53 gallons)
- Temperature: 24-26°C (75-79°F)
- pH: 8.1-8.4
- Salinity: 1.020-1.025
- Tank Environment: Provide ample hiding spots and open swimming areas.
- Diet: Offer a varied diet including shrimp, squid, fish, and algae-based flakes or pellets.
- Compatibility: Exercise caution with tank mates due to territorial behaviour.
- Maintenance: Regular water changes and monitoring of water parameters are essential.
- Behaviour: Expect territorial behaviour; provide ample space to reduce aggression.
- Health Concerns: Watch for signs of stress or disease; seek veterinary assistance if needed.

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