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Old 02-05-2007, 03:58 PM   #11
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No problemo! You aren't an idiot =).


If you ever want to know what size a fish can get, look to the good drs foster and smith, their site is fairly acurate on fish sizes. Or come ask. we'll be happy to tell ya.
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Old 02-05-2007, 04:17 PM   #12
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well I now know I can not house most triggers but their is one that says 50 gals and I have a 46 would that work? It is the Undulate (I really want a trigger). Also am I safe on putting any fish that needs 50 gal in a 46gal?
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My only problem is that they grow to a foot long. I dont know how they can say 50 gallons. Just imagine a foot long fish in a 46 gallon tank or 50 like they say. I sometimes think that is a misprint.
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I have to agree with Melosu58! I would be a bit nervous of putting anything that would get much more then 6-8" in a tank that size. I just don't think that the fish would be happy and would probably become overly bullyish to anything else in the tank. I think you would be better off going with a more community style tank as mentioned before.
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that trigger large is 3/12-5"
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Any chance you can trade in your tank, for one that is a little larger? I think that would make you and your fish happier.
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You are misunderstanding what you are reading. The size they list small, medium, large, is the purchase size. Not the size the fish will ulitmately be. There are NO triggers suitable for a tank your size...period.
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Any chance you can trade in your tank, for one that is a little larger? I think that would make you and your fish happier.
I think Roka has the answer you're looking for. If your main goal is to have a trigger, then get a tank that will support it and you won't be fighting overcrowding issues from day one. If you bought your tank new from a local fish store, I can't imagine they wouldn't take it back unless you've already put water in it or painted the back.

I originally thought a trigger would be cool. Then after reading up on things and learning more, I realized that I didn't have room for one with the size of tank I was planning on getting (a 46g bowfront!), plus I couldn't keep the other things I wanted if I had a trigger. That's why I always stress to folks to do a lot of research before plunking down any money. If the trigger is a make/break thing for you, trade in the tank and go for it! If you don't have room for a smaller tank, then I think you'll be happier in the long run if you rethought your tank population.
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