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White Line Trigger Fish - Sufflamen bursa - Scythe Trigger - Bursa Trigger

White Line Trigger Fish - Sufflamen bursa - Scythe Trigger - Bursa Trigger
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Aquarium suitability:
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Minimum tank size:
55 Gallon
Maximum size:
9.8 inches
Reef compatibility:
Carnivore, Meaty, Pellet
Indo-Pacific, Hawaii
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White Line Trigger also known as Sufflamen bursa is a Triggerfish from the Indo-Pacific. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 25cm in length.

The White Line Trigger fish are investigative and intelligent, and must be provided with rocks, caves, and other decor for hiding and play. Make sure you stack heavy objects well since Boomerang triggerfish likes to re-arrange the tank they are kept in. Keep the pH in the 8.2-8.4 range, water temperatures in the high 70ís and the water clean, well filtered and well circulated.

This species is highly aggressive and will readily eat smaller fish. It should only be kept with other aggressive fish.

In the wild, White Line Trigger fish are most commonly found in shallow reef edge areas with sandy bottoms. They are found both in seaward and lagoon reef areas, where they feed on tunicates, mollusks, crustaceans, corals, fish, and sea urchins. As with all trigger fish, they are not reef safe. This is because they are destructive toward other fish and invertebrates in their aquariums. White Line Trigger fish are considered to be fairly hardy. They have strong teeth and jaws and may chew through items in their aquariums. Any inanimate object in the aquarium should be sturdy and well anchored. Often trigger fish will rearrange objects in the aquarium.

Maximum size: The White Line Trigger fish grows up to 9 inches in length.

General Size: This fish generally comes in size varying between 3 to 9 inches.

Minimum Tank Size: A 75 gallons or larger aquarium provides good environment for White Line Trigger fish.

Tank Conditions: The White Line Trigger fish should ideally be kept in temperatures between 72 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit. A pH value of 8.1 or 8.4, and a specific gravity of 1.020 to 1.025 should be maintained. When kept with invertebrates, the specific gravity range should be 1.020 to 1.025, for the invertebrate species. In a fish only aquarium, the specific gravity should fall between 1.020 and 1.023.

Habitat: The White Line Trigger fish occurs on coral reefs of the Western and Eastern Indian Ocean Northwest.

Feeding and Diet: The White Line Trigger fish is a carnivore that can be fed a mixed diet of shrimp, squid, clams, fish, and other meaty fares suitable for carnivores, as well as marine algae and vitamin-enriched herbivore foods.

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