Assasi Triggerfish (Rhinecanthus Assasi)

Care Level: Easy
Behavior:  Aggressive
Reef Compatible: No
Max. Size: Up to 10"
Diet: Carnivore

Assasi Triggerfish (Rhinecanthus Assasi)


The Assasi Triggerfish, also known as the Picasso triggerfish, are known for their artistic features. They are iridescent tan in body with dark bands running through the areas of the eyes. Its unique distinction is the blue and black stripes on the head with a yellow stripe that goes from one side of the cheek to the other side.


It is best to house the Assasi Triggerfish in a 180 gallon tank or larger with live rock and hideaway caves to stimulate a natural environment. They tend to rearrange/reorganize the landscaping as they wander across the aquarium. These fish can be aggressive and should be kept with fish that can hold their own.



The diet of the Assasi Triggerfish should include: clams, small fish, squid, krill, and hard shelled shrimp to soften their teeth.

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