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Old 12-23-2013, 01:06 AM   #11
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lol hmmmm to get a blue throat or not to get a blue throat.... the only issue from what I know.... is that if a fish can fit in the trigger's mouth, it will eat it lol.

I used to have a niga trigger, which back in the day my LFS said they were very docile.... little did I know that when I put him in the tank and he got all comfortable... he was very aggressive and ate a lot of my fish.... so I kinda traded it in and never really looked into a trigger again.
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Old 12-23-2013, 01:10 AM   #12
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Blue throats and x-hatches are the least aggressive of triggers. There is always a chance, but I've yet to encounter a blue or x-hatch that will go after corals. Shrimp and snails is another story.
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Old 12-23-2013, 10:54 AM   #13
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IMO I think anytime you get yourself a trigger it's a gamble against time,.... Certain triggers may be a little less of a risk than others but they pretty much will eat up all of your inverts and may or may not go postal on their tank mates,... But on the plus side they are characters and are so cool to watch,... I agree that the blue throat seems to be the best suited and the least of a risk,.. I think the larger the tank the better they'll be, they tend to be territorial and aggressive but in a larger setup they seem to be less agitated ,... Greg has one in his 300 gal tank that seems to have blended in and so far has been a good citizen. ... Good luck , they are definitely cool .
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:41 PM   #14
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Update - He seems to be calling down. He's doing exactly what he did at the LFS, hiding behind the powerhead and swimming out here and there to check things out only to dart back in hiding. I'm going to feed the tank in about an hour and see where it goes from there. Right now Im just feeding small and big mysis, but I may try silversides if he wont eat. Its kind of funny tho because every time he comes out my little chromis try's to investigate him and he darts back and is scared of him LOL.
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:58 PM   #15
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I decided to feed him now, I fed a generous amount of big and small mysis ( PE and Aqua Treasures). He didn't bite. He seems a little timid still. There were some fish swimming around him and you could tell he wasn't ready yet. Im gonna try feeding around 3 or 4 but this time im going to soak the food in garlic to see if he bites.
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Old 12-23-2013, 05:56 PM   #16
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Fed again, he finally took some good but not much, mabye 2-4 small mysis shrimp. I'll try again later but he seems to be doing well
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Old 12-23-2013, 05:59 PM   #17
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Full tank shots, although it look a little messy as I haven't scraped the coralline off in a while and some green slime is starting on some rock and the sandbed, I have to do a WC this week. But on the other hand the corals are doing great
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I bought one 2 weeks ago won't eat much meat but happily munching on algae. And mine is still settling but at the moment seems to stay out then come out when's there's food at the moment when I first got him though he just stayed in one corner and wouldn't come out
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Old 12-23-2013, 06:48 PM   #19
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if hes already eating... you've done well
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:23 PM   #20
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They are super active swimmers. I wish mine had more room frankly as he's getting big. He doesn't touch coral but inverts are toast. He does spar a bit with my largest tang. I think they are the least troublesome in a reef.
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