The Gilded Triggerfish or Blue-throated Triggerfish, is a spotted gray Triggerfish. Males of the species have blue
Gilded Triggerfish
cheeks and yellow-bordered white fins. They can grow up to 22 centimetres (8.7 in) in length. It is widely, but locally, distributed at islands in the Indo-Pacific. Unlike most triggerfish, it is rarely aggressive towards other fish. It needs a minimum size tank of 75 gallons. When it gets settled it likes to swims in the open waters above rocky or sandy substrates. This triggerfish is one of the only triggerfish that will breed in the home aquarium. This fish should not harm any sessile invertebrates but may eat ornamental shrimps. Males have a blue throat patch and a bright yellow edge to the tail, dorsal and ventral fins.