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Old 10-30-2012, 02:33 PM   #1
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Mandarin or Triggerfish?

I am looking at getting me store credit by returning my three small fish. Green chromis and two tiny dwarf clowns.


My main reason is because I know now that the water is okay for investing in proper looking fish.

I have a few corals in my ~50g, with great filtrations(b,c,m).

I really like the mandarins and triggerfish. Please any thoughts on a small growing species of triggerfish?


If not, id have to settle for mandarin. Cuz i know 50g is small for a trigger, but maybe an adolesent small sized one is out there?

Please advise, thanks!
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:02 PM   #2
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No triggers... Sorry... And as far as the mandarin, if ur tank is just getting started, it'll die. Ur pod growth won't support it. It'll slowly starve.
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:49 PM   #3
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Ok maybe i can have the triggerfish and sell him when he gets big? I really wanna keep one, is a bigger tank my only option?
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Ive heard of people growing adolesents and selling them back to the LfS when they get bigger. I just want tips on the triggerfish species that are the smallest, and/or slow growers.


I do not care about aggression, as it will be the only fish in my tank(50g)

Please advise!
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:42 PM   #5
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There are no slow growing triggers. And are you sure your lfs will buy it back? It's just better to get a bigger tank. You and the fish will get more enjoyment out of it.
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I'd say its too small for a trigger... But u may be able to do a mandarin if your tank is at least a year, you have enough rock, a refugium, and nothing else that will compete with it for food

Also I would try to train it to eat frozen
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:46 PM   #7
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Alright! Thanks Mr. D and you!

Can i dump a bunch of premade pods in the refugium, and expect them to breed and situate there?
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[QUOTE="Gazwaz"]Alright! Thanks Mr. D and you!

Can i dump a bunch of premade pods in the refugium, and expect them to breed and situate there?[/QUO
I stocked my fugi with 1000 pods from reefs2go they breed enough to keep 2 mandarin in my 55g over 2 years now
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:09 PM   #9
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Thanks very much, i will order some now.

Appreciate the help! They will like my chaeto and moss ball+some LR in there
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