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  • Trigger Fish in an SPS tank?

    Hey guys i was doing some reading in the new issue of reef keeping magazine and came across tiggers.

    has anyone keep them in an SPS tank?

    Paintguru didnt you have one?

    this would be my last fish added to the tank, its between a trigger or a rabbit fish at this point let me know what you think

    heres the list it would be going with,

    1 majestic angel
    1 labouti fairy wrasse
    1 lineatus fairy wrasse
    1 flame fairy wrasse
    1 rhomboid fairy wrasse
    1 orange back fairy wrasse
    2 ocellaris clowns

    thanks guys!

    Nick
    275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

  • #2
    Triggers are an aggressive fish and I don't think they'd get along to well with wrasses and clowns.

    You may find yourself with a few dead fish.

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    • #3
      I've heard of people keeping niger triggers in reef tanks. They are the least aggressive of the trigger species commonly found. I've considered one before, but if you've ever seen one eat, you would think twice about putting one in a reef tank. They are very messy eaters, and I would worry about water quality over the long run.

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      • #4
        Never had a problem with mine.
















        They call me the Trigger God at Inland Aquatics here in Terre Haute (30,000 gallons of water). I am the only person they know that can pet any trigger out there. I have pet at least 15 different types of triggers. I really love the trigger. They have a Clown Trigger that is at least 10" x 4" HUGE they don’t even like to feed it, it’s so aggressive. I hand feed it and pet it, they hate me

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        • #5
          Check out the pinktail trigger (Melichthys vidua) and also the blue throat trigger (Xanthichthys auromarginatus). Theay are both considered "reef safe" I personally would not put a niger in a reef but I have seen it done. I think they can be very agressive. Of course it depends on the fish, each one is different. How about a pair of blue chins. That would be sweet. Or better yet a crosshatch (Xanthichthys mento). That is if you can get your hands on one. Advanced Aquarist had an article about these back a few years ago. I will try and dig it up for you.
          Dustin

          "Water is the driving force of all nature"
          Leonardo da Vinci

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          • #6
            Scott, is that a Titan?
            400 gallon reef, Bubble King 300, I~Spin, 2 x 10,000K BLV 400W, 2 x 20,000K Radium 400W, 2 x 6,400K Osram 400W, Schuran Jetstream 1, AquaController Pro

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            • #7
              I found it. Check it out, decent read.
              Trigger Article
              Dustin

              "Water is the driving force of all nature"
              Leonardo da Vinci

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              • #8
                thank you,

                so whats the LEAST agressive?

                also the wrasses are fast and the angel is big, the ony thing i worry about it my clowns they are still small like 2" will that be a problem?

                what are the chances the trigger will eat my fish?

                what about cleaner shrimp?

                anything else i need to know?

                any special diet?

                thanks!

                Nick
                275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Orion76
                  Scott, is that a Titan?

                  :smash:


                  You got it bro

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                  • #10
                    Whoa those are badass!!

                    A friend of mine has a 20" one. I have a small video of the beast but I'm not sure how to upload it here...
                    400 gallon reef, Bubble King 300, I~Spin, 2 x 10,000K BLV 400W, 2 x 20,000K Radium 400W, 2 x 6,400K Osram 400W, Schuran Jetstream 1, AquaController Pro

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by nbd13
                      any special diet?
                      Not really, a healthy diet of fingers will suit them just fine
                      400 gallon reef, Bubble King 300, I~Spin, 2 x 10,000K BLV 400W, 2 x 20,000K Radium 400W, 2 x 6,400K Osram 400W, Schuran Jetstream 1, AquaController Pro

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                      • #12
                        haha, so what specific ones should i look for?

                        i am thinking crosshatch (but i hear they cost alot?), sargasumm, or maybe blue throat, anyother ones i should conisder?

                        thanks!

                        Nick
                        275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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                        • #13
                          never mind the trigger , how does that eel work out in a reef!!!!!! Damm, have any shrimp left?

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                          • #14
                            I heard crosshatch and bluejaw trigger is Ok for SPS but Cleaner shrimp can not sleep
                            well..

                            www.spsholic.com

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                            • #15
                              well its either a blue throat, cross hatch or a rabbit fish of some sorts.

                              i just cant decide.

                              anythoughts?

                              thanks!

                              Nick
                              275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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