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Old 10-09-2015, 01:14 PM   #11
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Just an FYI: Huma triggers eat crustaceans ( shrimps & crabs ) and chew coral to sharpen their teeth. If you have stonys or crustys, I'd rethink adding a Huma no matter how nice it is with the other fish. The safer triggers for reefs are usually the round faced triggers but even with these, there are exceptions. Do you homework.

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Old 10-09-2015, 03:17 PM   #12
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had a huma in my reef years ago. He did enjoy a delicious turbo snail now and again but never touched coral. Its a risk for sure though. Usually the blue throat or pink tail are the reef recommended triggers but they don't look nearly as cool as the huma huma imo. I know people who have added baby huma, like just over an inch to their reef and raised them. With enough clams to dull their teeth they seem to stay away.
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Old 10-09-2015, 09:40 PM   #13
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had a huma in my reef years ago. He did enjoy a delicious turbo snail now and again but never touched coral. Its a risk for sure though. Usually the blue throat or pink tail are the reef recommended triggers but they don't look nearly as cool as the huma huma imo. I know people who have added baby huma, like just over an inch to their reef and raised them. With enough clams to dull their teeth they seem to stay away.
Well as you said, you takes your chances. Just remember Murphy's law: The cheapest fish will hurt your most expensive coral.
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Old 10-12-2015, 10:59 AM   #14
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Beautiful tank animal-chin !!!! I'd hold off on the humu tho,...they can be very very territorial and destructive towards other fish and any inverts .
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mine dug a hole under the rocks and waits for his daily feeders such personality
he is best buds with my red coris wrasse they are in separable if one goes out exploring the other follows it's kind of neat , both these guys love snacking on snails/hermits
the one thing I noticed the wrasse won't munch the minnows only the feeder shrimp
and yes the trigger is a pig he'll catch 3 or 4 feeder fish at once or like 6 feeder shrimp
once he catches what he wants he goes and hides to eat his catch
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ya I'm back and fourth on the Huma. Now that I've had the big bird for a while and see how much it eats and poops I don't really want to increase my bioload, especially with a big fish. Maybe a fairy wrasse or something but not a big trigger...
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Beautiful. Had a 6" Green Bird when I was FOWLR. Miss that fish. Maybe one day.


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Very cool, lol is just like mine!



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