Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-22-2003, 12:08 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: rosemead
Posts: 18
Send a message via Yahoo to WWodyz
niger trigger bit the eye out of yellow tang

heres another newbie on board, great site... Anyways i have a 40 gal
no skimmer yet, live roks and live sand, 2 fake clowns, 2 spotted cardinal, 1 yellowtang, 2 dominoes...etc...anyways i bought a new fish (niger trigger) cut the story short the trigger bit the tang on the eye and the poor guys eye is out, is the tang on his way to the toilet? how long is he going to live with his eye out??
__________________

__________________
WWodyz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2003, 01:54 AM   #2
cj10488
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
ouch that must have hurt that poor fish.. Triggers should only be housed in a species only tank..

Triggers are some of the most aggressive fish... Alot of times they will even attack their own species.. I believe it i am correct the niger trigger is supposed to be the Most aggressive of all triggers..

Best suggestion Take the trigger back or place him in a tank to himself.... it is way too big for that 40 gal tank anyways.. I believe a trigger shouldn't be house in anything less than a 100gal if I am correct.. I honestly dont this the yellow tang has much of a chance... but i have seen 1 eyed fish hang around for quite some time.. All you other fish will not survive a week if you leave that Trigger in there.. Thats an almost for sure thing... To the best of my knowledge all the info I gave you is true and correct.. If not someone please correct me as there is many disagreements in this hobby and never just 1 right way to do something..

HTH,
James
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2003, 03:08 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: California
Posts: 512
Hmmm, sounds like you had too many fish in that tank before you added the trigger, and from what i have read, i think that trigger will get way to big for that tank. As far as your tang, im not sure how long it will last but either way it should be taken out of that tank. Tangs need alot of room to swim around and a 40 just isn't big enough.
__________________
two11devan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2003, 10:56 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: indiana
Posts: 102
the niger is not one of the most aggressive trigger you can get.their two triggres that tie in the most agressive and they are a queen and a titian trigger. it also has to do with each ones personality.they say niger are suppose to be more laid back then some other triggers but i know ours is not but we asked for the meanest one because of our tank inhabbitants.the minimum size for a niger is a 75 gal. some fish can live along time with only one eye or being blind . i've seen blind ones in the fish store because they spent to much time in the bags do to shipping.HTH
__________________
goldy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2003, 12:54 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: rosemead
Posts: 18
Send a message via Yahoo to WWodyz
ive been watching the nigertrigger and the other fish in the tank and the only casualty was a 3 stripe damsel (eaten), the 2 clowns has no bite marks and the yellow tail looks good, just his eye popping out. i see no other bites on the other fish.
__________________
WWodyz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2003, 03:46 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: indiana
Posts: 102
he has already ate one fish and tool out the eye of your tang .he is probably going to eat or attack the rest of your fish . by leaving him in there you just creating unnessicary stress. you need to figure out if you want an aggressive tank or a docile tank.
__________________
goldy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2003, 05:20 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Chicago
Posts: 391
Send a message via AIM to jester Send a message via Yahoo to jester
my cousin has a niger trigger about 3 inches he is as aweet as can be he is in the tank with a smaller yellow tang 2 clowns and some damsels but it is a 120g tank so they are not all mean it is my understanding that niger are the least agressive of the triggers but i think the main problem is to small of a tank but then again i dont know crap im just getting started but i have been reading alot good luck and get that guy out of there
__________________
my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
jester is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2006, 12:05 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: So. Cal.
Posts: 1
Niger Trigger

My sources (a personal friend who is a importer/distributer to a very large So. Cal aquarium Retailer) assured me that the Niger Trigger I just purchased from him last week (a week out of the ocean) was the least aggressive of all Triggers. In fact he said it would do well in my 60 gal and in fact is doing greatly with the other fish in my tank.
I also have a yellow tang (King of the tank) and there are no issues between the Trigger and any of the tangs in the tank or fish in general in the entire tank.
Sounds like you have a "trouble maker" in your tank !
If the eyeless Tang gets weak he may not make it......quaranteen him.
__________________
saltwaterguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2006, 03:34 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: kenosha wisconsin
Posts: 653
how old is your tank? how much LR and LS? the stock you listed would be more suited to a 75g or larger. 40g is not big enough for a yellow tang or the trigger. even seperatly. you also may eventually have some aggresion issues with so many fish in the damsel family ( the clowns are included in this ). keep close watch on the tang and keep your water quality very high. feed him food soaked in selcon and garlic. this will help the fish heal and fight infections. the trigger should be returned. if he take s turn for the worse QT him to better treat. ask all the questions you need to. no one here will steer you wrong. you will get sound, truthful advice that everyone has gathered over the years.

steve r
__________________
75g RR. 2x250 14k MH / 2x54 T5 act. 29g sump. ASM G1X skimmer. phosban reactor. 80lbs LS, 90lbs LR, 2x seio M620.
kole tang, bicolor angel, mandarin dragonette, ocellaris clown / BTA , cleaner shrimp, 2x peppermint shrimp, a variety of soft, SPS, and LPS corals, orange linckia star.
steve r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2006, 09:18 PM   #10
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
thats more fish than I have in my 120 gal fish tank.

It sounds like the answer is right in front of you.

Keeping that trigger in there is borderlining on cruel and unusual punishment for the other inhabitants.
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
eye, niger, tan, tang, trigger, yellow tang

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yellow Eye Kole Tang aquazen Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 02-10-2008 06:39 PM
Tang aggression toward Niger Trigger macman7010 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 03-22-2006 01:52 PM
Kole Yellow Eye Tang jeff8183 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 5 04-06-2005 09:52 AM
yellow eye, and yellow tang supermarvin76 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 02-25-2005 06:11 PM
Yellow Tang looking a bit odd Infinity Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 2 08-25-2003 05:21 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.