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Old 04-17-2007, 08:55 PM   #1
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trigger and peppermint shrimp

Is it possible at all for a trigger and peppermint to co exist in the same tank? I have a peppermint but now I am sorry I bought it since I would really like a bursa or a lionfish.
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No. Triggers and lionfish will feed on various crustaceans.
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i doubt a bursa,but ive heard of people keeping crosshatch or blue throat triggers in a reef setting. it will still be a risk IMO.
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The peppermint shrimp will be a quick meal for a triggerfish.
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This bursa is small right now does that change anything?
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trigger and peppermint shrimp

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This bursa is small right now does that change anything?
Not his natural instincts, the pep might make it for a while, depending on his size, or he might go right after him. Either way the shrimp will, more than likely, be a meal.
Not to mention, he should be in a tank that is at least 70G (they can grow up to 1 foot). One more thing, bursas are not reef safe....
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I guess my other choice of an atlantic blue tang must suffice, not sure what else to put in there.
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If these were intended for a 55g, IME an Atlantic Blue Tang, Acanthurus coeruleus, would also eventually outgrow the setup. They do need large quarters for open-water swimming. Perhaps you can tell us what exactly you would "like in a tank" and some recommendations can be offered?
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If these were intended for a 55g, IME an Atlantic Blue Tang, Acanthurus coeruleus, would also eventually outgrow the setup. They do need large quarters for open-water swimming. Perhaps you can tell us what exactly you would "like in a tank" and some recommendations can be offered?
I am not certain at this point would a regular blue tang suffice? Maybe you guys could give me advice, lets assume I got rid of the peppermint shrimp.
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Most tangs need a 100+ gallon tank. You might be able to get away with a yellow eyed Kole tang. That is about the only tang that is probable. Maybe someone knows of another one.
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