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Old 03-11-2007, 02:22 PM   #1
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A trigger in the reef

I just purchased a small (about 4") Crosshatch trigger for my 120 reef yesterday. I know there is always a lot of discussion about keeping triggers from this genus in the reef aquarium so i figured that i would make a thread and keep it updated about the status of my Crosshatch in my tank. I know that every fish can be different, but maybe this can help to shed some light on how they interact with the inhabitants of a reef aquarium.
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What else do you have in the tank?
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Good article on triggers if you haven't already read it. Keep us informed.
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Great, I'll be checking in. Triggers look great in reefs, so it will be interesting to hear exactly how it behaves.
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Old 03-11-2007, 09:30 PM   #5
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tecwzrd, i've read that before, but thanx anyway, i'm sure it will be usefull for others. "My Info" is up to date so anyone can look at that to see what is currently in the tank. I dripped him for about an hour and put him in this afternoon and he is looking really good so far. I say he, but as of now its a she because its still a fairly small and has female coloring on the tale. This could change however, only time will tell.
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You have to realize that whatever yours does, does not mean everybody else`s will do the same thing. Angels are a good example. Some do and some dont. I just dont want someone to say "Look all triggerfish can be in a reef tank". And realize one more thing that it took my angel 4 yrs to start nipping on corals so you might not see the actual results right away. JMO
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Too true, everyday we hear of certain breeds of dogs for example that "attack" but there are many people with that breed that never had issues. Fish like most animals are not all going to conform to their basic profile and most profiles are based on an average response across multiple fish of the same species.
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I know this. In my original post i said that all fish are different, but i think that with every experience we can learn a little more and with enough experiences and tests we can put a general tag on specific species. Just like we do with most angels and most triggers when we say that they aren't reef safe even though some do ok. This is just one experience that may help shed some light on a fish that most wouldn't keep in a reef.

Heres a pic of the little guy. Its a little blurry because he moves constantly, but i'll keep trying to get a better one.
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Too true, everyday we hear of certain breeds of dogs for example that "attack" but there are many people with that breed that never had issues. Fish like most animals are not all going to conform to their basic profile and most profiles are based on an average response across multiple fish of the same species.
Same can be said of humans. Anyone can snap.
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He's a cutie!!
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