Pinktail triggerfish are medium-sized fish with large, deep green scales, small mouths and high-set eyes. This species can grow to be up to 15 inches long. Their tail fin is a pale pink color with dark bands around the outer edges while the pectoral fins are bright yellow and dorsal fins are blue. They are often found in loose groups with other pinktail triggerfish.
Triggerfish spend most of their time looking for food and eating. They have four beak-like teeth which continue to grow throughout their life. In order to prevent these teeth from becoming overgrown, triggerfish consume many hard, shelled items as a part of their diet. Their strong jaws help with this.
Pinktail Triggerfish at the Akron Zoo
Our pinktail triggerfish can be found in Curious Creatures, located in the Komodo Kingdom building.