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Old 11-22-2005, 11:24 PM   #1
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Trigger compatibility

I once had 9 different species of triggers 15 years ago in my 180 gallon tank. They did well together. I fed them krill and chopped up squid. No live food. I only had them for about 6 months and one day I was cleaning some lake perch I cought ice fishing and fed the eggs to my Triggers. Within 15 minutes they all died. I left the salt water and went fresh. I have now gone back to salt and have no fish yet. I would like to do Triggers again.
Is this recommended or was I just lucky they didn't kill each other.
Or what else can I put with a few Triggers. There is plenty of Fiji rock for them to hide in.
Any recommendations would be appreciated.
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Old 11-23-2005, 01:50 AM   #2
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It's not recommended to put that many triggers together, they get large & IMO you were lucky they did not kill each other.

Is this for your 180 & is it a Fish Only or going to be a Reef tank?


If so what about a pair of blue throats (male & female) and a tang along with a few other fish? or a Trigger (mild tempered) & a pair of Bird wrasses along with some other fish ......

Just some ideas............


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Old 11-23-2005, 01:51 AM   #3
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I should also mention ..... Do not feed your Saltwater fish Freshwater Foods.....

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It will be a fish only tank. It is for my 180 gallon. Thanks for the advice.
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Old 11-23-2005, 04:19 PM   #5
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Yes, as already mentioned, bad idea to have that many triggers. They must have been quite young and you only had them for 6 months, the troubles had not yet arrived, but they surely would have.

Niger Trigger is a nice choice. Some of the grouper family would be colorful, like a miniatus. Wrasses, tangs, butterflies would all be options.
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Old 11-23-2005, 04:35 PM   #6
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I had a Niger, Undulate, Queen, Picaso, Huma, Clown, Pink Tail, Blue line, and a Blue Jaw.
They were all at least 4-6 inches, the Queen was about 8 inches. I never saw them fight.
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