Pinktail triggerfish: Is a dark green triggerfish with pinkish-white translucent dorsal and tail fins.
Scientific Name: Melichthys vidua
Other Common Names: Red-Tailed Triggerfish. Hawaiian Names: Hu-mu hu-mu hi-'u-ko-le, or, Hu-mu hu-mu u-li.
Identification: This Triggerfish is named for its "pink tail", but is also known as a Red-Tailed Triggerfish. The body is so dark it looks black, but is really a deep forest green color.
Distribution: This species can be found from Hawai'i and the Tuamotu Islands westward through Polynesia, Micronesia, the Philippines, and the East Indies, and on across the Indian Ocean to the coast of Africa.
Average Size: This fish can grow to about 15 inches.
Minimum Tank Size Suggested: 100 gallons.
Habitat: This fish enjoys the shallower waters outside the reef that has very rocky, stony or coral tarain where it can hide. It needs plenty of shelter and ample room to roam around.