Blue Jaw Triggerfish or Blue Throat Triggerfish

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The Blue Jaw Triggerfish, also known as the Blue Throat Triggerfish, Gilded Triggerfish or Blue-Throated Triggerfish (Xanthichthys Auromarginatus), is a spotted gray Triggerfish found locally at islands in the Indo-Pacific. Males of the species have blue cheeks and yellow-bordered white fins, while the females lacks the blue patch on the throat and yellow tail, but alternatively has a striking blue ring around their eye and a pretty lavender-gray-blue color with gray to white spots on the body that make an interesting linear pattern.

Considered reef safe, Blue Jaw Triggerfish or Blue Throat Triggerfish eat a varied diet of meaty crustacean and fish flesh, and are known for spitting water out of the tank to attract attention for treats. They can be kept in small groups of one male and two or more females, or just a simple mated pair. Together they make a peaceful and attractive display.

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