Blue niger trigger

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  1. geoffrey

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    hi guys, i Saw a blue niger trigger today at the pet store, its a stunning fish, was keen on getting it, got a couple of quest.

    1) is it reefsafe?
    2) my shrimp and hermits?
    3) temperment?

    its going for R325 is it a bit exp?
     
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  3. ziyaadb

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    ok price let the fundis answer the rest
     
  4. scubaninja

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    sometimes when they grow much larger they tend to attack fish. i consider them reefsafe, my stuff is all hundreds. keep him fed and you won't have any problems. price is decent i guess, got mine for somewhat the same. but it all boils down to personality, but you should be fine
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  5. Warr7207

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    Great fish, they are fish hunters, don't go for inverts.

    Can be kept in a community tank especially if he is a small boy

    Pic of my boy:

    [​IMG]
     
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    THey are a nice addition and of the more peaceful and 'reef safe' triggers around. Really common in the sea, swimming in groups of thousands above reefs.
    As recommended above, I would aim at a small fish that will grow in your system. This will result in a more peaceful tank than if you added a large fish. I looked for ages for mine as I wanted a small one. He was only about 25mm when I added him about 6 months ago. He mush now be 60mm easily and shares the reef with 2 male blue throats, a leatherjacket and a pair of sargassum triggers (along with 50 or so other fish).
    No problems yet;)
     
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    Hey, you can't say that without pics, I don't believe you :whistling:
     
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    Dont really want to steal the thread, but if you insist, here is a quick shot I just took. Leatherjacket did not make an appearance, but the rest are there:razz:
    [​IMG]
     
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    Wow, those are really pretty - thanks :thumbup:
     
  10. geoffrey

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    thanks for the info guys. lanzo is bringing me on in next week or so. asked for a small guy... i never knew they were so pretty till i saw it today. and the swimming action is also awesome. WARR does yours eat flakes, pellets etc? or do u have to chuck in chunks of meat?

    Niel, that PB of yours has some good colour! nice....
     
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    it will eat everythin. mine eats nori out of my hand. as does everythin else in my tank. its a good idea to feed him somethin that will help grind his teeth down a bit so he doesn't take chunks out of other stuff. i feed some hard-ish pellets, i have seen it hover and line up to punch a hole through some rocks to chow what ever it was in there. absolutely awesome
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    i like! cant wait to get this sucker....
     
  13. marine101

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    Very very very cool fish, eats anything including fingers. They do go for smaller slow swimming fish, mine went after clowns, gobies and ate my baby Anthia, so i sold it. They are also bulletproof! Nice setup over there, but that powder blue is so beautiful, it makes me realise what Ive lost, dam!
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    As ninja said, they eat anything. My Niger thinks he is a Tang, swims with them and eats whatever they eat.
     
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    Great addition to a tank, a fish with personality. As some one did say they are individuals and you may get the odd nasty one but in general i would consider them reef safe.
     
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    Mine too is awesome. I love it. Together with my HUGE regal tang, they rule the tank.
    Only one issue though - I added a very small damsel during the week - my niger trigger killed the new small damsel..... :( It looked like it wanted to attack the damsel to eat it.
     
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    how do they behaive around clams? also looking at getting one but a bit worried if it turns on my clams.
     
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    I have four clams and a Niger, no problems
     
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    dont mind if it chows my shrimp or hermits or even fish just better not touch my clams!

    wrt feeding, is it a good idea to feed it live muscles or will this intice(sp?) the trigger to have a go at the clams?
     
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    I have one for more than 2 years now - I also have a clam, various shrimp, urchins and starfish - none of which he ever bothers. I feed raw muscle as a treat sometimes - he has to fight off a blue lobster to get to it.

    He is even outliving a whitespot outbreak in my tank. IMHO a great addition to any reef.

    Don't forget though that each fish has a personality of its own.
     
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    Feed them anything
     
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