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Old 07-08-2013, 03:08 PM   #1
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? About trigger fish

Hey everyone im thinking about getting a trigger fish for my tank would be the only fish in it aside from a star fish , urchin , snail& hermit i guess my ?'s are what are my absolute need to knows as well as do's& don't about this fish tank is 180 gal wall tank has live sand and rock only
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:24 AM   #2
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Hey everyone im thinking about getting a trigger fish for my tank would be the only fish in it aside from a star fish , urchin , snail& hermit i guess my ?'s are what are my absolute need to knows as well as do's& don't about this fish tank is 180 gal wall tank has live sand and rock only
For triggers you need to feed him maybe 3 times because if not fed they will be mad and try to eat other things in the tank. What you don't do is put him in a tank with hermits maybe small ones but it will go after the big ones. I had a bluejaw trigger with a cleaner shrimp and doesn't bother it at all. But it might go after the big hermits.
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Triggers feed on urchins too so wouldn't add it if you value the urchin.
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For triggers you need to feed him maybe 3 times because if not fed they will be mad and try to eat other things in the tank. What you don't do is put him in a tank with hermits maybe small ones but it will go after the big ones. I had a bluejaw trigger with a cleaner shrimp and doesn't bother it at all. But it might go after the big hermits.
Triggers arent going to get "mad" if you dont feed them 3 times daily. Ive owned several triggers and currently have a niger trigger. What ive noticed is that theres two separate styles of triggers. The first being the mouth-forward triggers (picasso, assassi, humu rectangle, etc) they tend to be a lil more aggressive and problematic. They will almost certainly go after and annihilate any small inverts. Then theres the mouth-up triggers (blue throat, niger, cross hatch) theae ones are usually more docile (for triggers) and there is a chance that they may coexist peacefully with inverts. I personally have a nas. Snail thats made it every bit of a year. I also had an emerald crab but he unfortunately didnt make it. So if you are going to attempt one, id stick with mouth-up. Also keep in mind that triggers are designed to find small fish/inverts and eat them. They have strong jaws and a powerful bite that can crush hard shells. They have also learned the cool ability of shooting lil water jets to flip over urchins or rocks.
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