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Old 09-13-2011, 02:12 PM   #31
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I really want to do a baby clown trigger in there what are your thoughts Huma
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:13 PM   #32
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Sweet pics ,,no clue what that yellow trigg is ,but i like it

I hate my Humu(picasso) ,,about 99% sure he's a goner ..Only thing is i have had him for a few years and watched him grow,,so its gonna be tough...Who knows ,maybe he'll be better in the bigger tank,but i would rather have another angel over him
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:33 PM   #33
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i currently am keeping a true humu-humu trigger, along with a Niger trigger (and obviously other fish) i must say the humu-humu is pretty unpredictable in terms of compatibility, when i bought my black volitan lion,powder brown tang, and blue-spot puffer, my humu-humu didnt even bother them once. but i bought a rainbow wrasse and he just would not leave him alone and eventually killed him.ive noticed a trend though, my humu-humu will bump into a new fish and wait for a reaction, if the fish darts off and tries to get away, the humu will hunt it down and start beating it up. on the other hand, if the fish doest do anything or even goes after the humu, the humu accepts it and leaves the fish alone. My marron and yellow clownfish will actually steal krill right from the mouth of the humu...and gets away with it cleanly lol. Although he does intially want to attack any hand that comes into the tank, its simple and easy to "train" him to not attack your hand. i can now, after 4-5 days of repeated training, keep my hands in the tank for 30-45 minutes at a time without getting bit. on the other hand, my Niger trigger is nicknamed Dumbo...because he has nooo clue whats going on.. ever
Yeah they're a handful alright,..my picaso is the only trigger that'll bite me when I put my hand in the tank, my rectangular darts into the rocks,...however,..once I leave the tank the dr jeckel transformation takes place and you might as well put the theme music from " jaws" on cuz here he comes and who knows what it's going to do,.... All in all ya gotta love'em cuz they got spunk .
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:38 PM   #34
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I really want to do a baby clown trigger in there what are your thoughts Huma
The clowns will grow very big and turn very very aggressive,...they may be fine for awhile but sooner or later they'll demolish their tank mates or something else, very unpredictable ,.and you better have a HUGE tank also.
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Old 09-13-2011, 03:45 PM   #35
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I would only do a clown trigger in a 125 or bigger. (Can't remember your tank size) other than that id say go for it. The one thing you have to remember is triggers can get 10" and even bigger up to 15-20" in some breeds. Once your clown is full grown, id imagine he'd be somewhere in the 12-15" range, at that point it'll be hard to add new fish because they will be too small to survive
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Ya I'm raising them in a 75 for now and then moving them into a 300 and the clown is just by far my favorite so Im definitely going go take the risk.
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I have a Picasso trigger and he is so docile. It's only 2" but hasn't bothered anything (yet). I also plan to get a Niger trigger
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Ok so how should i cycle this tank? Ive never cycled a predatory tank.

I've got 32 pounds of live rock in there and I'll be adding more tomorrow maybe. But there will be 75 pounds total in there soon.

So how else should I cycle it?
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Just wait slither, he will develop quite a personality. And hilty, cycle it as you would any other tank
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Beautiful fish pics dary! This will be a cool tank!
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