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Old 08-01-2012, 11:49 PM   #1
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wierd rectangular triggerfish

Hello guys..ive been wondering about my rectangular triggerfish..i have a 120gal tank with 8 chromises..2 clarkiis..1 foxface..and my triggerfish..i have my triggerfish for almost 5 months and it seems that it is not growing..ive been feeding him quality food such as krill..brine shrimp..mysis shrimp..can anyone explain why my trigger is not growing..TIA..
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:25 AM   #2
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Same with my Niger trigger. All other fish have grown and he hasn't. He's about 4". Idk why, but could be because of poor water quality (I have right now). But really don't know.
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:58 PM   #3
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Not only water quality but improper diet. Try to vary your trigger's diet.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:20 AM   #4
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I give him mysis, brine, shrimp, krill, and squid. He also eats some seaweed. That's as much variety as I can give him. There's nothing else around here.
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:47 AM   #5
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Hate to say but with my Humu Humu trigger I fed him freeze dried foods same as you and he never grew, but when I added the dwarf blue leg hermit crabs( you can find them anywhere online) he started eating those and grew like a leaf! For my tank live food stimulated his growth dramatically.
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:04 AM   #6
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I had a clown trigger that grew really fast. On top of the above mentioned food I also fed it live brine, live ghost shrimps, frozen formula one, frozen prime reef, and various freeze dried, pellet & flake food.
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:07 AM   #7
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Unfortunately looks like its just the fish if you are giving it everything with no results it may just be the fish. But don't worry these fish look great big or small! And when I had my clown trigger that thing grew to above average size! But gotta live em!
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