Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 11-19-2005, 08:14 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 30
Clown, Anemone & Trigger?

I've had a rose bulb anemone and a maroon clown in my community tank for a couple of years now. Everyone got along fine untill the recent addition of a lemon peel angel. My clown got very aggressive and nearly killed his new tank mate...

I moved the clown and his anemone to a new 30 gallon tank. The angel survived, and is doing fine.

Now that I have a new 30 gallon with only the clown and his anemone, I'm thinking about adding a Humu Trigger fish.

Now I know triggers and coral, shrimp & clams wont work, but how about with the anemone? Will the trigger bother it???

Thanks in advance!
Dan
__________________

__________________
But it's a dry heat...
Vegas Marine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2005, 08:27 PM   #2
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
I do not know about the BTA but Live aquaria said it is not reef compatible. It also says that it should be in a 125 gallon tank. Based on this info I would say probably not.
__________________

__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2005, 09:25 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 30
Maybe we are talking about a different trigger. This is the one I'm looking at:

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...cfm?pCatId=255

As far as tank size they say 70 gallon, I assume that is for an adult fish, at the lengh of a foot???

My plan was to get one 2" or so. If it out grows the tank, I would certainly move him to a more approiate sized aquarium.

I realize triggers are not reef compatible, but does that include anemones???

[/url]
__________________
But it's a dry heat...
Vegas Marine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2005, 09:29 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 30
Oh, and if the trigger won't work out, what do suggest to go with a semi aggressive maroon clown??

Thanks Again
Dan
__________________
But it's a dry heat...
Vegas Marine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2005, 09:32 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Queensland, Australia
Posts: 1,044
Send a message via MSN to StripesTheEel
I wouldnt risk it, they pick at anything, If I was you I'd do a royal gramma and some inverts..
StripesTheEel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2005, 01:57 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Vacaville, CA
Posts: 721
Send a message via Yahoo to ace1uno_00
My experience with my Niger Trigger is that, The bigger he got the more aggressive and interested in the other fish he becomes. He used to pick at all the inverts. I had to get rid of him or end up with just him.

All fish have different temperments.
Hope it works out for you though.
__________________
For Sale: Brand New Filstar XP3. In Box w/extra Media. $80 obo shipped.
Ace1uno_00@yahoo.com
ace1uno_00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2005, 04:05 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Montgomery County MD
Posts: 288
Vegas Marine, they're right. Besides the fact that the triggers get big, they're really mean as they grow old.

On a side note, I visited my Mom in Vegas (near Henderson) and found this LFS right by Gibson St and I-215. Are you familiar with that LFS?

Let me just tell you, this guy has the best LFS I have seen. And I've seen a lot of good ones here in Maryland. That is by far the best I've seen.

You might want to ask him (the old guy), he seems very knowledgeable.

Back to the topic, the trigger would probably become irritating to your other specimen once it reaches somewhere in the realm of 2.5 inches or so. And that's not even a quarter of its Max size. Even at 2.5 inches, the 30G is already too small for this dude because it seems to swim a lot.....really swim a lot. It goes back and fourth from left to right on my 4-footer. And my tank is still too small for the guy.

I hope that helps and good luck on your angel. I wish it full recovery.
__________________
We live and we learn
AMANIQU77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2005, 11:53 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
lando's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Savage, MN
Posts: 7,889
Sorry, no trigger belongs in a 30gal. tank. It is just too small.
__________________
Some people are like slinkies...they serve no real purpose yet can still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs!:p
Have a great day! Brian
lando is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2005, 07:15 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Montreal,Canada
Posts: 41
Most Triggs eat inverts so I wouldn't recommed it. Unless your anenome is somewhat large (such as a Carpet ) I would not risk it. Their size as well as their temperment are also a negative factor.
__________________
tundar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2005, 01:25 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Vacaville, California
Posts: 1,355
Try this compatibility chart.

http://www.liveaquaria.com/general/c...lity_chart.cfm

I have chromises and a large regal tang with mine.
__________________

__________________
Sharon
sdellin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
anemone, clown, trigger

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Clown Trigger...Oh My FloridaFinFan Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 1 07-13-2006 09:51 PM
Clown & Anemone jeff8183 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 04-01-2005 05:01 PM
Who has a clown trigger? rdefino Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 10-02-2004 09:53 PM
clown trigger gibbiceps Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 09-01-2004 07:14 PM
Clown Trigger? triggers Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 10-31-2003 11:16 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.