Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
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 08-11-2011, 08:40 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
crister13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Princeton, NJ
Posts: 3,473
Clown triggerfish care?

Anyone have these guys? What size tank is needed. I'm not getting one just kinda interested.
__________________

__________________
crister13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2011, 05:16 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
crister13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Princeton, NJ
Posts: 3,473
Anyone? Justwanted to know tank size since Ive seen 125-300????
__________________

__________________
crister13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2011, 05:37 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gregcoyote's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 8,320
They can get over a foot in length and are VERY powerful. Also highly intelligent and can bite! Here is a situation where the fish is maybe too smart. Unbelievably cool to watch and pretty easy to keep with lots of good food available. I wouldn't add one to a reef, but many do with no adverse effects. I think a 150 is suitable if not crowded.
__________________
Gregcoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2011, 12:37 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
ErrolP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Wilmington NC
Posts: 129
A 100 to 200 gallon tank will house one for a long time 6-8 years, clown triggers are known to grow very slow, my friends had a 8yr old clown in a 125 gallon tank for its entire life. However this also depends on the level of aggressiveness that the fish has.
__________________
" Theres never too much filtration!"
ErrolP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2011, 10:36 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
crister13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Princeton, NJ
Posts: 3,473
Alright thanks guys.
__________________
crister13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2011, 10:00 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gregcoyote's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 8,320
Saw a beautiful one today at the LFS. He spit water at me. These fish are too intelligent. My huma huma from years ago watched me like a guinea pig. I could feel his eyes on me.
__________________
Gregcoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2011, 08:47 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
crister13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Princeton, NJ
Posts: 3,473
Thanks. That answers my question perfectly.
__________________
crister13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2011, 09:04 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Central PA
Posts: 1,651
I Love my clown trigger...When compared to my Humu-Humu ,,he is a fast grower...When I put him in 2 years ago ,he was tiny...my humu was already in there and bigger..My clown is now bigger than the humu...great fish,and everybody loves his polka dots ..
He's an eating machine,,3x a day ,everyday ...and always spitting sand and picking up bits of rubble and old shells (both triggers do this)
__________________
Currently rebuilding
QTing is a good thing
Grow your filtration
FTMMWS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2011, 09:08 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
crister13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Princeton, NJ
Posts: 3,473
Thanks. What size tank do you have??????
__________________
crister13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2011, 09:16 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Central PA
Posts: 1,651
a 125 for now...
I have a 265 lined up(hopefully) ,,going to check it out in 2 weekends...
I do think 1 trigger in a 125 for many years,even life, would be OK,,but not 2. I knew i would have to upgrade ,not only for my triggers but my angel too..
Before i got my clown,i did lots of reading and a lot of people said they are down right nasty,,but so far so good..its my humu who is the nasty SOB!!
__________________

__________________
Currently rebuilding
QTing is a good thing
Grow your filtration
FTMMWS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
clown, fish, triggerfish

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
Triggerfish with another Triggerfish redsea Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 15 08-14-2011 02:30 PM
Anyone know any tricks to get Clown host Anemone? KwakaZX12R Saltwater Reef Aquaria 11 08-02-2011 02:54 PM
False Clown with Clown Goby Ampedz Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 5 07-30-2011 12:02 AM
B&W Clown with False Clown Ampedz Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 7 07-12-2011 06:35 PM
Clown Pleco Missing From Day 1 exime Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 9 06-28-2011 11:04 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:27 PM.


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