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Old 09-16-2013, 11:11 PM   #1
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Clown trigger

I have a 150 gal with 5 tangs and a bunch of corals. I just bought a clown trigger. Any advice
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:03 AM   #2
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I have a 150 gal with 5 tangs and a bunch of corals. I just bought a clown trigger. Any advice
Take it back. Lol. Too many tangs in a 150 already and the clown trigger is the most aggressive trigger. Will eat coral and gets way way too big for a 150 gallon tank.
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:13 AM   #3
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Triggers & reefs are not a good mix...... There are a couple of triggers that typically won't touch corals, but will tear apart any inverts in an instant. Unfortunately, the clown isn't one of them..... it'll very likely tear your whole reef apart, along with any other living thing in your tank.
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I have a 150 gal with 5 tangs and a bunch of corals. I just bought a clown trigger. Any advice

The best advice you can be given is: Research the fish you want BEFORE you buy them. Makes for many less mistakes
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The best advice you can be given is: Research the fish you want BEFORE you buy them. Makes for many less mistakes

I totally agree. Its easier on everyone if you research and ask questions before the purchase, so no surprises and no returning anything.



I also agree, 5 tangs in a 150g is too much already.
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Ok I will return him, but my tangs are all getting along . They don't even nip at eachother . I was actually thinking of getting the clown tang
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Unfortunately the Clown Tang gets very large and needs a 250 gallon tank. Also It is aggressive towards other Tangs, Surgeonfish, and fish with similar body shapes or feeding patterns. Too bad it's a great looking tang.
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what tangs do you have at the moment?
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Yellow tang

Blue tang
Tomini tang
Purple tang
Naso tang
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Yellow tang

Blue tang
Tomini tang
Purple tang
Naso tang
Naso tang, blue tang and possibly the purple are all eventually going to grow too large for the tank. What are the dimensions of your 150? And a clown tang from what I've researched needs a 300 gallon tank minimum. Also it's not all about aggression although that will come with time when the tangs get overcrowded but its also the waste and ability to filter out the waste a tang produces, especially a large tang like a hippo and naso. You're talking about a 12" regal and a 18" naso. Also clown tangs are the most aggressive tang out there.
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