"Faust"   Reef Triggerfish

We had several saltwater aquariums
right after we got married. Faust was
one of the first fish to join, and lived
the longest (over four years).

He was always amusing, and would
rise to the top of the water in the
tank to be "petted"!

Triggerfish have long, powerful jaws
and sharp teeth so they can crush
the shells of crabs, shrimp, or other
tasty creatures! The Reef
Triggerfish (
Rhinecanthus
rectangulus
) is also called
Rectangular Triggerfish. It is the
state fish of Hawai'i, where it is
called humuhumukunukuapua'a.