The triggerfish “family” is made up of over thirty distinct species of vividly hued fish recognizable by their spots and lines. They can be found in the tropical and subtropical oceans of the world, typically spending their time near the coral reefs.
Even with their attention-grabbing appearance and small size, there is much more to the triggerfish than brilliant colors. The fish has surprisingly brawny teeth that are able to crush shells and their temperament is not very friendly. To ward off predators, the fish has two dorsal fins. The first one is kept in place by another one, and it’s only when the second one is active that the first one becomes “triggered”, earning the fish its fearsome name.
Already ill-tempered, some triggerfish species are also territorial and quite unfriendly about it. The titan and
Picasso species, for example, will brutally defend their nests and they have no issue chomping on human beings if they drift too close. In fact, these fish are so aggressive, they’ll take on an entire school of fish if the situation arises, and they tend to live their lives with a “survival of the fittest” philosophy.
Due to the triggerfish’s aggression, they can prove to be a challenge on light tackle and on spinning rods. They will also make for strong fighters on deep-sea fishing rods.
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