|Minimum Tank Size:||200g|
|Max Size:||20 in|
Balistes vetula. This is a very pretty fish, with its upper body somewhat greenish and its lower aft body bluish, and has a yellowish throat/breast area and two blue broad diagonal curved bands from the mouth to the pectoral fins, with one of these bands also circling the mouth. The tail, which has a blue vertical bar at the peduncle, has long streamers, and is edged in bright blue, as is the dorsal fin. Black lines radiate outward from the eyes, giving it an eyelash –like appearance. Capable of dramatic color changes due to environmental conditions, so no two look exactly alike. Rarely seen in the general trade because it's not only quite aggressive, its large size requires an aquarium at least that of about 200 gallons to house it correctly!