mr picasso

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  1. WAYNE HEATHCOTE

    WAYNE HEATHCOTE CHOPPY

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  3. marine101

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    Beautiful. How aggressive is he?
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  4. Tony

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    I've always liked picasso triggers. Isa it in your tank?
     
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    Cool fish if you don't have coral or shrimps in your tanks.
     
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    I've got one of these guys and to be honest the only thing it seems to be aggressive with
    is my live rock. I have a few corals, zoas, pin cush, torch and cabbage leather but the only thing he's nailing the LR, Prop for pods and tubeworms. I don't have any shrimps though, that is one thing that I'm worried about adding. But my Picasso is a great fish and I think a nice addition(apart for the disadvantage of not being able to add shrimp) :) I think it depends on the fish you get. Some seems a bit more agro then others.
     
  7. WAYNE HEATHCOTE

    WAYNE HEATHCOTE Thread Starter CHOPPY

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    trigger just cheeky

    my trigger does"nt seem to be as aggresive it is usually made out to be. The coachman is scared of him even though he is twice his size ,the emperor and trigger seem to be good buddies ,but even though the trigger is the smallest he is definately the boss of the tank i throw in half a mussel every now and then and he goes beserk(he is really a pig )but fun to watch and has more personality then the others I TRY GIVE HIM A VARIED DIET IM LUCKY TO HAVE ACCESS TO A SUSHI KITCHEN IN THE RESTAURANT SO I GIVE THEM CHOPPED TUNA AND PRAWN .FOR THE ANGEL AND COACHMAN I LIKE TO ADD A BIT OF NORI SEAWEED WHICH I SOAK IN SPIRULINA (BUT ONLY ONCE A WEEK WITH SPIRULINA) WE SELL SOFT SHELL CRAB SO THEY GET SOME AND I LIKE GOING DOWN TO THE BEACH TO COLLECT A FEW MUSSELS THAT I FREEZE. IM STILL WORRIED THAT MY EMPEROR IS NOT GETTING ENOUGH GREENS ,WHAT TYPES OF VEGGIES ARE SAFE FOR THEM IE;SPINACH ,ROCKET ETC PLEASE ADVISE ME IF IM FEEDING THEM THE WRONG FOOD THANX
     
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    Don't feed non-marine greens to the fish - I know some people will say they have done it etc etc - but take it like this

    spinach, broccoli, etc does not grow in the ocean - period! My opinion anyway ;)
     
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    Yes, no non marine greens. They contain cellulose, practicaly indigestable to those fish. Careful with the raw food as u dont have a skimmer :u know what i mean: and u adding a hell of a lot of organics to the system. Good luck
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    one of my favourite fish! akways been to scared to get one though!!
     
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    Quinton Smarty-pants Newbie

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    I've also had great luck with my picasso trigger. Got him 4 months ago, and not seen any aggression towards any other inmates. I have a 2m tank with a mix of hard and soft corals, shrimps, and a wide variety of fish. I think that the large tank size helps with reducing aggression. From what I've heard, temperament differs markedly from individual to individual. Some are super aggressive, and others model citizens. I'm lucky to have the latter (so far!)

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    Are there any triggers that are safe for reef tanks?
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    yes the niger trigger
     
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    gMAN with the plan

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    Thanks dallas, have always admired them but heard the horror stories. my tanks been running successfully since sept 09, have the following in:
    2x percula clowns
    1x regal tang
    1x cardinal
    1x cleaner rass
    1x jumping bean
    1x carpet nenni
    1x cleaner shrimp
    3x hermit crabs
    1x tube worm
    1x globe torch coral
    2x other coral cant rem names but if you look @ my pics they there.
    will the niger be a threat to any of them?:whistling:
     
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    niger trigger
    crosshatch trigger
    blue throat trigger
    sargussums trigger (i hear)
     
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