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Old 07-14-2015, 03:47 PM   #11
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I can just see me walking into the kitchen with a fresh bag of sea food and my wife being like "oh wow whats for dinner" and me being like " uh hotdogs, the fresh sea food is for the trigger"...lol


Hey she picked that fish, cant blame me...
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It's not as bad as you think ,... And a little goes a long ways ,... Get her involved.


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Shy Trigger eating habbits

I think your clam idea is right on. Triggers need to gnaw, like rats, otherwise they get into problems. You can also give him some small crab legs, they love those. He could happily spend his whole life eating nothing but clams and crab legs. I suggest leaving everything in the shell.

Soft food is a great supplement, but triggers in the wild are designed to dismantle crustaceans. That's why the formidable vise like teeth that don't stop growing.


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Shy Trigger eating habbits

Mine would always grab a mouthful of gravel and chew it up before spitting it out right on top of my chalices :-/ that's why I was never too concerned , they got enough of that eating every crustacean I had in the tank , every now and then I'd drop in a couple of live sand crabs ,..now that was a scene right Outa national geographics to watch


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She loves the clams in the shell for sure. It would be easier if she ate something normal but I don't mind thawing a clam a day if that's what she'll eat...
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Shy Trigger eating habbits

Try the crab legs, they are pretty cheap and you can throw them in frozen. You eat the big ones and give the trigger the small ones that aren't worth eating.


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I would have thought the cooked crab legs be no good for them as there cooked in some type of crab boil , before there packed and shipped out
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You want fresh or fresh frozen crab. Not pre cooked. You feed it raw. LOL I don't cook for any of my fish...


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I thought all crab was pre cooked , I'll have to see if I can find uncooked
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If you have a fresh seafood counter, check there. Otherwise the frozen is generally already cooked, unlike clams and shrimp where the frozen works fine when making your own foods.

But back in the day I had a 10 year old Picasso trigger that got table scraps. I'm much more politically correct now, but that trigger would crunch up the bits of crab leg I didn't want. He cared less it was seasoned. You could hear the crunching all over the house.


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