Boxfish

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  1. iced666

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    are these fish easy to keep.saw a small extremely cute one(brown with black dots),would like to get one when the tank is up and running.
     
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    Can be kept quite easily, but you have to have a peaceful reef as these fish can expel toxins as a defence mechanism. Small tanks can't dilute the toxin enough and will kill off other livestock.
     
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    was planning to keep a clown trigger and naso tang with it.do u think that will be a problem.
     
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    Absolutley. Trigger's can be real bastards.
     
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    Naso - no problem

    Trigger - Big Problem
     
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    thanks,will have to decide between boxfish and clown trigger,leaning more towards the trigger
     
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    what size tank do you have? and what sort of filtration, skimmer in particular?

    a box fish is a lovelly little fella and can have great personality, i am a big fan of them, but pay attention to what warr said about them above.

    the trigger needs lots of space and will need lots of feeding and consequently creates alot of waste, hence my questioning of your tank size and your filtration.
     
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    Tank is gonna be 1.5mx1mx600mm(height).sump is gonna be 1.2m with dsb.the skimmer i have is a Reef Octopus Extreme 250(rated for 3000l).will this be fine to house a clown trigger.
     
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    Thats a great size will be great for a trigger
     
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    that sounds like a good set up for a clown trigger:) keep his swimming space open though, he will use all the length of that tank.

    thats a nice skimmer you have there:)
     
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    excellent,glad to hear that:),my wife and i love the clown trigger,would have been really disapointed if i couldnt keep it,pity about the boxfish though:(
     
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    wheres the pics of this set-up boet? :)
    welcome btw
     
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    tank is still in the building process,will post pics when its up,which will be soon
     
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