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 Thinking about putting a Trigger in my Tank.. any advice?

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boxfishlover
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PostSubject: Thinking about putting a Trigger in my Tank.. any advice?   Thinking about putting a Trigger in my Tank.. any advice? Icon_minitime3/16/2011, 1:35 am

I am thinking of putting a Trigger in my tank.. what kind? i am not sure. they are just beautiful fish and i do not want to pass up an opportunity not to have one. i currently have

Clown Tang
Tomato Clown
Raccoon Butterfly
Pink skunk Clown
Yellow Watch Man
Dog Face Puffer
2 Anthias

30 Hermit crabs
75Turbo Snails

in a 100 gallon tank

would a Niger Trigger or a Humu rectangle Trigger

any thoughts or concerns?

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cwhip
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Favorite Fish: : Maroon clownfish,Tangs,bluespot jaw fish,Bangaii,Mandarins etc.......I love all fish really.

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Triggers are very aggressive but then again all fish are differant plus youre putting the Trigger in last which is good. my biggest concern would be the Anthias.
I would probably go with the Huma Huma and make sure he's quite a bit smaller than the current residents.
good luck!

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J*Hawk*83
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The only 2 triggers I've heard to be reef safe are Blue Jaw (Blue Chin) and a Crosshatch. I have a blue jaw and it is pretty shy and easy going. Just be careful because most triggers need to eat shells to keep their teeth filed down.

P.S the Crosshatch is very expensive.
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he has a Butterfly fish so I think he probably has a FOWLR.

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halnick
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They are beautiful fish, here is a pic of mine, named after my dog that was put down after 12yrs, his name is "Piper" and is more like a pet than a fish in a different environment. He is a Humu Humu, I have a FOWLR.
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cwhip wrote:
he has a Butterfly fish so I think he probably has a FOWLR.


Ah, I missed that! Thnx cwhip. Then *most* triggers should be ok then. But your snails and hermits might come up missing really fast if they are small.
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discuskent
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ive always loved my clown trigger they will probbly eat the snails but were never aggresive
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juice28
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you can add either one...he may or may not take a bite out of something lol...kinda 50/50ish..from what ive heard. i got a reef tank so i personally cant answer that
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thanks everyone for the imput. i just purchased a humu humu the other day and he is doing great in my tank.. but earlier today he started to have white spots on his fins. i think he has came up with ICH!!!! i need to take him out and put him into my quarantine tank. any advice on what else to do in my display tank? do i medicate the entire tank?????
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you can.. but if nothing else is showing signs i wouldnt but thats just me.
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fitz
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triggers can be hit and miss the nigers are known as one of if not the least aggressive, but any and all triggers can turn into nightmares when they mature (which can be a few years) I have had niger, clown and orange line triggers provide lots of rock with small and large hiding spaces if you choose to add one of the more aggressive ones, keep them well feed (shelled clams and shrimp) for their teeth and try to move all wires out of our main tank and into a sump or cover them. they like to "try" things mine will chew up any exposed wires.
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