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Old 09-04-2011, 01:30 PM   #1
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Can i get a triggerfish?

Have a 75g fowlr, and REALLY want a fish with big personality. I heard triggers are nice, and they will even let you touch them so I'm really interested in one. Right now I have a maroon clown, yellow tang, kole tang, snowflake eel, and a chromis. The chromis will be moved to my 40g tank. Am I able to get a trigger? Any suggestions for one that'll be fine in a 75g?

Also, one for question, triggers eat all inverts, right? I have 2 cleaner shrimp, 3 peppermint, a few hermits, an emerald crab, some assorted snails and 1 large tiger cowrie. Would these get eaten?
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Old 09-04-2011, 01:37 PM   #2
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My friends have a niger trigger that ate all her small snails and every shrimp she had as well.

But I;m sure huma will chime in, he's a trigger nut lol
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They have sharp teeth and a good bite, i wouldnt touch them
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Old 09-04-2011, 01:40 PM   #4
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I honestly don't mind that. I could move all my shrimp and snails into my 40g as well. I want a full on predatory tank.
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Old 09-04-2011, 01:41 PM   #5
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They have sharp teeth and a good bite, i wouldnt touch them
No, yeah of course not lol but I was trying to point out that they're bold, and I like that.
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Old 09-04-2011, 02:06 PM   #6
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I wouldn't put one in a 75,,no trigger i know of stays under 10 inches,,and they are non stop swimmers ..mine swim from lights on to lights off,,and even after that...Yes every invert will be gone!!(and maybe new fish additions,my humu ate 3 fish i tried lately)
A side note: Humu's are very slow growers ,,clowns are fast IME,,my clown has caught up to and passed my humu in size,,the humu is a year older too..
So if you KNEW you were going to upgrade, a humu would be OK in a 75 for a year or 2 IMO
I love triggers too

Also,no way i'd try to pet them,,i have been bit 3 times just trying to feed them
my triggers chomping at air.. - YouTube
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Old 09-04-2011, 02:12 PM   #7
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What about a Niger trigger? Can it do in a 75g? We're probably moving to a larger house when our lease is up next April or may, and I'll probably buy a 125 or bigger.
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Sure ,if you know your upgrading within a year, then any trigger will do..I do know of people keeping inverts and nigers together too..
I have had 2 in my 125 over a year and i knew i'd be upgrading again...and the time is very,very near
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Do you think it'll be compatible with the fish I have?

Also that video is hilarious. I'll be cautious about putting in my hands LOL
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You do have a semi- aggressive group ,and i would actually be worried about them picking on any new additions ..Nigers are" thought" to be more laid back and peaceful of the triggers,,he might get pushed around in the beginning...A 75 is tight for what you have already and adding a trigger could get ugly,because i honestly think you'll need a more aggressive trig to run with your group...
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