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Old 12-15-2013, 05:42 PM   #1
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Bluethroat trigger

HI, I got one of these on the weekend and I know fish don't always eat straight away but I wanted to check that I'm trying with the right stuff. The Internet says to use meaty food but my lfs said to feed algae I've tried krill grazing pads and algae flakes. Should this be ok?
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:53 PM   #2
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A friend of mine feeds his BT chunks of cocktail shrimp soaked in garlic. Never heard anyone doin algae flakes for an aggressive fish..
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Thanks yeah wasn't sure but was just wondering from what lfs said and fact didn't take too much interest in the krill. Only got it yesterday though so could be that he's still not settled
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Some triggers will actually eat algae sheets very readily . I had a pinktail trigger a while ago and hand fed it sheets all the time.
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:22 PM   #5
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Are triggers the same as puffer in the fact they need hard food to grind teeth down?
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:27 PM   #6
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Yes they are . The triggers do not need it as much as some puffer fish though. The odd hermit or snail here and there will suffice .
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:30 PM   #7
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Would blue throats eat a snail or hermit though as they're reef safe was thinking a clam every so often?
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:34 PM   #8
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I wouldn't count on the trigger being invert safe just coral safe. If it doesn't eat them ( which I don't see happening ) clams will be fine as well as shrimp with the shell still on it .
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Yeah not counting on it being invert safe will be fish and coral only in the tank. Yeah I'll try that but I'm guessing all meaty foods should be ok, so brine mysis, krill, silversides etc?
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Yep. Don't forget jumbo mysis ,scallops,mega marine algae (frozen food from hikari), and mussels are all other good foods.
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