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Old 03-27-2007, 12:23 AM   #1
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180 gal fish compatibly

Hi everybody I'm new to this site.

I'm starting a 180 gal tank, right know I have a 55 gal saltwater here's what in it

blue hippo tang
yellow tang
valenti puffer
2 brown percula clowns
5 B/G chromis
purple fire fish

I transferring all the fish ti the new tank and want to add these fish

porcupine puffer
niger trigger
blue girdled angle

What do all think

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Old 03-27-2007, 12:42 AM   #2
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Others will have to chime in on this one I'm not familiar with all of those fish to help you much.
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I'm surprised the puffer hasn't niped any tails. That Niger might become agressive towards some of your current fish. He will also move rock around, so make sure you have it all firmly planted (those are one of my favorite triggers). They should really be housed in an agressive tank, 180Gallons may be ok.
With you selections, you should have a beautiful tank with a wide variety of colors. Good luck! Other's will be along shortly to add their input.
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I havn't bought the fish yet, I was just getting sugestions on weather they would be compatible I probably will not get the trigger ( and yes I agee they are my favorite to )

My LFS had a humu humu or the picasso trigger and nobody would buy him he was very aggressive, but I heard the the niger trigger was one of the less aggressive triggerfish
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I heard the the niger trigger was one of the less aggressive triggerfish
I kept one for a while years ago - I like him, but I bought the smallest one I could find and I added it to my FO tank last. I think crosshatch triggers may be even less aggressive, smaller etc.

Actually, I too was more concerned about the addition of a 2d puffer. Strikes me as 'risky'.
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You have 43" of adult fish currently and want to add another 42" of adult length fish???

It's not going to happen even in a 180 without major issues IMO. (i.e. aggression/maintaining decent water parameters)

Porcupine Puffers are best housed alone or with very large non aggressive fish and I'd exclude it from your current list.

Trigger if fine but it's only a matter of time before it gets your smaller chromis/fire fish. At least you would have less of a bio-load then
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I had a feeling that's what all of you would say my lfs is telling me that the puffer and trigger would be fine but all they want to do is sell fish. I will take all of your advice into account, I can do with out the trigger but really wanted the puffer I guess you can't always have it your way LOL.


Great site and advice I'll keep you informed on what I put in the tank

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Cool deal. Remember, we are not here to sell you stuff you don't need!
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Thanks that's why I came to this site to get your advice. I'm new to these forums and just getting my feet wet LOL, trying to get as much knowledge as I can.

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Anytime, personally, I love questions and pics! I can't wait to see that 180 G beast in action!
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