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The "Albino" Trigger

By Leonard Ho - Posted Sep 24, 2013 09:00 AM
As far as aberrant pigmentation in marine fish go, this trigger recently up for sale by justrarefish.com is one of the more unique specimens we've come across. While aberrant tangs and angelfish are rare, we see a few examples every year. But triggers? Not so much.
The "Albino" Trigger

The "Albino" Trigger. What species am I?

This specimen is actually not a true albino but rather leucistic.  Justrarefish.com may be unaware or decided "Leucistic Trigger" simply doesn't have the same marketable ring.  Regardless, it's one of the most uniquely (un)pigmented fish we've seen.  The question rare fish lovers will have to ask thsemelves is: Is its uniqueness  worth $7999 USD?

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com.

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