This handsome triggerfish is one of the most sociable of the clan. Because of its hardiness and more passive disposition, this species is a great choice for the beginning aquarist, and community tanks. It can be kept with peaceful fishes, of equal-size or larger, or with more aggressive fishes that are smaller than it is. It can also be kept, with caution, in a reef tank, but it might eat ornamental shrimp. It can be shy when initially introduced to aquarium, but will become quite tame in time.