Hailing from the Indo-West Pacific, the striped or linespot triggerfish is a rare species that inhabits offshore reefs at depths of up to 50m. It is said to favour open water well above the sea floor. A member of the Xanthichthys genus, this species shares traits common to other species in that it is reported to be a relatively reef safe, being generally peaceful and hardy. Growing to around 30cm maximum, it nevertheless requires a large reef system with plenty of hiding places, lots of swimming space and excellent water quality. Take note that to-date, this species has been extremely rare in the ornamental trade with the first specimens only appearing in the last few years. This specimen was imaged at Burscough Aquatics in February 2017.
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