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Old 04-18-2014, 02:01 AM   #1
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Niger Trigger

Do niger triggers grow slowly? I bought one about 5 months ago and hes only grown maybe a quarter inch. Hes in my 180 fowlr.
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Old 04-20-2014, 01:49 PM   #2
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I've had one for about 2 months in a 125 and he is noticeably bigger is he getting his share of the food?

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Old 04-20-2014, 09:43 PM   #3
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Oh yea he eats like a pig. I feed him silversides and clams and mysis shrimp. He also likes to eat seaweed sheets.
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:30 PM   #4
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Normally, from what I've seen/heard/experienced yes they do grow fast. However, if not in the correct environment (too small of a tank) their growth may be stunted causing the fish issues.
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Well he is in a 180 gallon tank so i dont think tank size is the issue.
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:58 PM   #6
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Well he is in a 180 gallon tank so i dont think tank size is the issue.

That's the only thing I could think of.. I'm sure there are plenty other of reasons. I wasn't saying your tank was unfit, just a case that I knew they may not grow in.
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I was just researching Niger Triggers, pretty quick growth rate, but not as fast as a panther grouper.. Your 180 should be enough for a while.. I just picked up one that was about 5".. Had him for less then 12 hours before he was eaten.. Kinda bummed.. Beautiful fish, I like how the colors change and the red mouth..
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Old 04-27-2014, 05:48 AM   #8
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Maybe im just not noticing his growth because i see him all the time. My wife hardly looks at the tank and she said he has grown quite a bit lol.
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I think you are not noticing. If he is eating like a pig, and swimming around happy looking I say he is fine and healthy!
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