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QM Receives North America's First Cultured Clown Trigger

Quality Marine receives Biota Marines Cultured Balistoides conspicillum

This is the first batch of Commercially Raised Clown Triggerfish available for sale in North America. These have been hatched in captivity and raised by Biota Marine Life Nursery in Palau. Quality Marine is the exclusive vendor for these fish in North America.

Clown Triggerfish

We are holding these fish individually, as Clown Triggerfish are known for aggressive behavior, especially as they get older. These fish were cultured and held together for quite a large portion of their lives and as a result may not be as aggressive as their wild counterparts. That being said, our interest lies in ensuring the best health of our stock as well as the quality of the specimen when delivered to our customer and so we intend not to test their temperaments.

We are feeding them Gamma mysis, enriched brine, krill, chopped prawn and other marine based diced meaty foods. They also get some more protein dense foods like pellets and gel, which they have taken greedily. Like most Triggers, they have seemingly bottomless stomachs, and do best on multiple feedings per day.

They are currently on our stocklist; most of them are size Tiny and some are Small and even on the Smalls they are on the little side of the range. Many of them have aberrant markings.