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Old 01-27-2005, 01:57 AM   #1
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Trigger Fish and tank size???

So I'm begining to think my 30 gallon which I have not even filled with water yet is much smaller than I'd like to have.....but I must move forward. Question being can a 1-2" Niger Triger be kept in a 30 gallon until it reaches 4-6" in length. I know they grow slowly and plan to have a bigger tank a year from now. Worst case scenario when he outgrows the tank I'll find a new good home for him. Is it possible for me to keep a trigger like this until he reaches a size no longer suitable. I know what is recommended for this fish and by all means don't want to keep a keep a fish in a enviornment where it's not healthy and happy so please let me know your opinion???
Outside of this I'm still trying to come up with a fish list for my 30 gallon cube. Wouldn't mind a semi-aggresive clown if I could get some other interesting fish to go with it. Any suggestions??
.......Yellow Pygmy Anglefish maybe
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Old 01-27-2005, 02:10 AM   #2
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not really a good idea ! imo they grow faster ime than a piccaso does !
but if ya promis to sleep in your closet till ya get sick of it and then return the fish then id give you my blessings heheheh j/k
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Old 01-27-2005, 07:19 PM   #3
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Even 3 inch one it would be too large in a 30. They do a LOT of swimming. They can get up to 19+ including tail. IMO they need at least 75 gallons.
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Old 01-27-2005, 07:22 PM   #4
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On a smaller scale you could have a picasso in a 55. HTH
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Old 01-27-2005, 09:08 PM   #5
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if you are not in too deep i would suggest setting up a bigger tank. dont get me wrong, i have a 29g and i really enjoy it. but i wish i would have done a least a 65g. a 65g all glass is not that much bigger of a footprint than my 29g.

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Old 01-28-2005, 12:10 AM   #6
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The Niger definitely needs a bigger tank. They grow really fast, and would probably get stressed out in a small tank IMO.


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I concur with everything above including starting with a bigger tank if at all possible. If not Maroon Clowns are fun and can be somewhat aggressive and 30gallon is minimum tank size suggested on live aquaria.

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...cfm?pCatId=107

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Thanks for all the posts peps.......thinking maybe I'll see if petland will let me exchange my Oceanic 30 for a different model 65-75?????
I've not really seen a post before about brands of tanks and what manufacturers are prefered by experienced aquarist, I do know however my oceanic if very pleasing to the eye and I enjoy the all glass top.
Any suggestions.......no bigger a footprint than 40x19......
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no bigger a footprint than 40x19......

The 75g is out. Not sure about the 65g.

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A bigger tank will definately open up more options if price and space are not limited. I have always used All Glass, but it has been 10 years since I bought a new large Tank.

As for fooprint with a 75 you are looking at 48" x 18" then you will need at least 4" minimum for most HOB items.

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