Collection: Triggers

Triggers, or triggerfish, are a group of often robust and brightly colored marine fish belonging to the family Balistidae. They are found in tropical and subtropical waters around the world, inhabiting coral reefs and rocky shores. Triggerfish are characterized by their strong, laterally compressed bodies, distinctively shaped heads, and sharp teeth adapted for feeding on a variety of prey, including crustaceans, mollusks, and small fish. They get their name from their unique dorsal fin, which can be raised and locked into place like a trigger mechanism, allowing them to wedge themselves securely in crevices for protection. Some species are known for their aggressive behavior, especially during mating and territorial disputes. Despite their territorial nature, triggerfish are popular among marine enthusiasts for their bold colors, fascinating behaviors, and ability to thrive in both aquarium and natural reef settings.