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Old 04-26-2014, 06:57 PM   #21
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I am truly not trying to be rude or take a negative tone, but why are you adding fish after fish only to see them get eaten? I have personally never had experience with larger fish like triggers or even damsels, but I would certainly do my best to keep every one alive and happy. I understand you are creating a predator tank, but I recommend doing research and making sound purchases, even if just for the fishes sake (as well as your wallet's.)
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:01 PM   #22
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Btw, I'm not implying that the fishes getting eaten was entirely your fault, just that doing a lot of research before buying fish is important.
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I use the damsels as saltwater feeders, as most of us know freshwater feeders aren't good for saltwater predators.. And even then, I only put them in every so often, I usually feed them silversides, squid, octopus, mussels, or shrimp. The Niger trigger was a mistake on my part, as I thought it would be big enough to survive. I figured a 5" fish would be big enough. Which is why I have a 29g grow tank to grow out the grouper and snapper to a bigger size..
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I use the damsels as saltwater feeders, as most of us know freshwater feeders aren't good for saltwater predators.. And even then, I only put them in every so often, I usually feed them silversides, squid, octopus, mussels, or shrimp. The Niger trigger was a mistake on my part, as I thought it would be big enough to survive. I figured a 5" fish would be big enough. Which is why I have a 29g grow tank to grow out the grouper and snapper to a bigger size..

I see, I didn't know about the damsel feeders (that makes sense.) Mainly I was referring to the first two triggers, however I understand everyone makes mistakes, and the only good outcome can be learning from them. Good luck!
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Yeah, I really wish there was cheap saltwater feeders.. $5 a damsel is pretty expensive.. Another reason why I don't feed em damsels that often..
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Yeah, I really wish there was cheap saltwater feeders.. $5 a damsel is pretty expensive.. Another reason why I don't feed em damsels that often..
$5 a damsel!!! I can get 3 for $10 or $3 each!!
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$3, $5? We can get then for $1.50 down here.
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$3, $5? We can get then for $1.50 down here.

How about $7 here in the land of Lincoln
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How about $7 here in the land of Lincoln

Wow... That's ridiculous. They come pretty cheap down here, that's odd.
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Wow... That's ridiculous. They come pretty cheap down here, that's odd.

Yeah and the annoying thing is that this is my only LFS besides petsmart (which I luckily haven't been to in years.)

They have very healthy livestock and very knowledgeable staff, but their prices are ridiculous at times (i.e. one time they sold me a 0.5" frag of gsp for $30.)
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