Companions for triggers

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  1. Gemma

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    I want to do some research on triggers and other fish that can go together.
    My display tank would be 200 litres with a sump below. The idea is to have a fish only, because I want to house triggers. What kind of triggers should I look out for and what other fish can go with them. Does anyone have advice on the picasso and the rectangular (25mm size seen) as these are the two I have seen the most of in shops. I have also seen the blue throat but only larger specimens so far (80-100mm).:wave2:
     
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    Dude, i kept a rectangular trigger (locally caught specimen). When they are juvenilles eg.when i had mines he was about 2cm. As soon as he reached +-7cm,he became very aggressive and started killing all my new additions to the tank, and eventually killed himself by jumping out of the tank :p
     
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    is 200l big enough for trigger?

    and what sort of skimmer do you have as they produce heavey amounts of detritus which you need taken care ok fast:)
     
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    I still love your blue trigger Warr :) - awesome little guy :thumbup:
     
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    He is a fish with so much character, and even though he is smaller, he doesn't let anyone bully him
     
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    My nigger is also the friendliest guy. Only problem is he eats like a pig!
     
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    And don't let him smell sick fish :whistling:
     
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    those triggers ar quite nice, but i think your tank is a bit to small to house them:(
     
  11. Gemma

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    Mmm. I'll have to get a larger tank or house something else.
    What size display tank would be acceptable for triggers. It probably depends on how many i plan to house. Probably 2 different kinds that will tolerate each other if possible.
     
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    well a longer tank is better for them, my tank is 1.2m long, which be minimum for a trigger, so maybe go longer?
     
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    My 200 litre display is 1,2m long. Going longer makes sense for straight swimming.
     
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