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Balistapus undulatus is a hardy member of a saltwater aquarium. It however has a reputation as one of the meanest fish in the aquarium trade. Sometimes young individuals will accept tank-mates but an owner should expect this fish to kill most fish and invertebrates that share its aquarium. Serious consideration should therefore be made for keeping this fish alone. The minimum tank size to keep a small fish alone is 190 L. It is a slow growing fish, but as it gets older it will likely need a larger aquarium Make sure you have a large aquarium or not very many other fish. Give it lots of room and a cave or rocks to retreat into. The Undulate Triggerfish or Orange-lined Triggerfish can be worth keeping since it is lively, colorful, and will grow to be a nice pet, taking food from the owners' hand! Watch your fingers though, the teeth are very sharp and can deliver a painful bite