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Old 02-25-2004, 05:39 PM   #1
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Finally got one!!

My long search for a clown trigger finally ended last night. I went to a store I've never been to a little over an hour away and they had 6 to choose from. This guy was a little bigger than I wanted but is about the same size as my porupine so I'm hoping they'll be okay together for now, and this size was selling for over $100 at all the other stores so for $59 I couldn't loose

I was a little surprise, he was in a tank with a cleaner shrimp and didn't seem interested in tearing it apart, although he was picking at some snails so I figured he was at least doing pretty well to be interested in hunting. I was also surprised because less than 12 hours after introducing him to my tank he was eating like a pig, all my other fish wouldn't eat for a few days. Anyway, here are a few pictures.

BTW, tank is not in it's finished condition, I changed everything around quick last night to confuse the porcupine when I added the clown. And I will be putting these fish in a bigger tank in the near future
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Old 02-25-2004, 06:28 PM   #2
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Especially having a D. holacanthus puffer, known for their sensitivity to picking up ich, I would not have added the fish directly to the tank. Regardless, every fish should be QT'ed for the safety of them and your current livestock.

Very pretty fish!
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clown trigger one of my favorite fish i was shocked when i moved to florida and saw that they were selling them for abt $100 a pop I kind of got out of the hobby for a few years but I didnt think there was that much inflationi worked in several lfs in NY and remember a juv clown being at more $50... $25 for myself (employe discount) i wanted to get one for my tank now but i decided to venture into the reef.... as far as the clown and the puffer I dont think you will have a problem at all I always remembered the clown triggert being the most calm out of the trigger family


anyway good lookin fish good luck
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Old 02-25-2004, 07:18 PM   #4
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Especially having a D. holacanthus puffer, known for their sensitivity to picking up ich, I would not have added the fish directly to the tank. Regardless, every fish should be QT'ed for the safety of them and your current livestock.

Very pretty fish!
yeah know I swore I would never buy another fish without placing it in the Q tank and was doing very good for a while but I couldn't pass up this fish. My Q tank currently has some fish in it so that wasn't an option. I guess I could have just used one of my rubbermaid garbage cans but it's just him and the puffer so I figured if I had to I would just hypo the huge tank. Not very smart thinking I know but I wanted this fish soooo bad
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Old 02-26-2004, 03:15 PM   #5
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We all have our weak moments, hopefully things turn out without a hitch and everyone is happy!

What store did you go to?
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Old 02-29-2004, 01:53 AM   #6
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What store did you go to?
It was called Shear Heaven The store was ok, not a very large SW selection. I was going to purchase a blue linkia as well but they didn't look good at all.

Are there any other store you recommend withing a couple hours of here?
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Old 02-29-2004, 04:30 AM   #7
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I have had several clown triggers over the years, and have one now. They are usually fairly peaceful when small, but get more aggressive as they get larger. I have heard stories about them biting everything, including powerhead electrical cords, but mine have not gotten that bad.

I have had them in a tank with lionfish without a problem, but would not keep them with most other fish. My current trigger tank has a Humu-humu and a smaller clown trigger. They seem OK togerther.

I put new live rock in the trigger tank to be de-infested of mantis shrimp and such before the rock goes in the main tank.

I feed them mysis shrimp, silversides and live baby brine shrimp, but the most interesting display of their character is to watch them go after live guppies.
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I was at House of Tropicals in Glen Burnie, MD (just south of Baltimore) last friday and the had quite a few of them... very cool fish. Congrats!
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I was at House of Tropicals in Glen Burnie, MD (just south of Baltimore) last friday and the had quite a few of them... very cool fish. Congrats!
How is that store? I"m looking for some more nice LFS's!
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I'm told it's a great place but I have no real personal experience yet.
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=18615

I saw a lot of dead fish last friday which turned me off but they do have dozons of sw tanks set up. I couldn't really talk to any one as the were quite busy at the time. We'll be getting our first fish from them this Tuesday *fingers crossed*
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