Niger Trigger

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  1. mytank

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    I so want one but fear for my corals, shrimp and hermits.

    Who had experiances with them?
     
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  3. Manic

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    I've got one in my sump. My regal tang was fighting with it so decided to keep the regal. Mine doesn't eat coral, haven't tried shrimp. Still need to take a pic to sell it.
     
  4. mytank

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    Love the triggers and not to sure what to do with picking one.
     
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    If you want to be safe buy a blue throat trigger.
     
  6. duanead

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    Hi man I've got one for about 6 months now and I have corals,hermits and shrimps and he is the most chilled fish in my tank,eats just about any food,awesome fish to have.
     
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    How big is yours?
     
  8. SlumiesBoi

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    I had i 2 Niger triggers the one was 10cm and the other was 5cm. The most chilled fish ive ever had and lots og caracter. If you wana keep it with shrimp just make sure the shrimp are in the tank before you add the trigger. I had 2 cleaner shrimp and he never touched them. Realy a cool fish my big one would do the most random stuff and when the tail fins get longer then they realy look great.
     
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    When they get large they move stuff around.

    My last Niger used to move rocks around
     
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    yeah...hmmmmm.... my guy been with me a while, grown quite a bit, but like SlummieBoi mentioned, put your shrimp in first. been a rather good chap until recently whenever my hand goes in to clean or move things around, he goes into ninja mode and nips at me (has drawn blood twice), but each fish has it's own personality but by far they must be one of the most reef safe triggers IMO.
     
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    You see my ultimate is the Picasso trigger but they even worse......
     
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    got a really small guy in my setup (about 3-4cm) about 2months now, already I think it has the best character of the 3 triggers...
     
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    I so want one .....
     
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    I want an orca bud, unfortunatly my 70000l swimming pool is not big enough. :)

    Nigers "red tooth" triggers grow tooo big for the average aquarium. They need more space than tangs. And they grow quick if fed correctly.

    These PICs i took today and some a week or so earlier are of trigers 200mm to 380mm
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    Mine is always for sale :)
     
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    Thanks bud but if i get one i am going.for.a.tiny one
     
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    Hey guys i was wondering how is a trigger with urchins, also looking for a trigger but not sure which one, really want a clown & there are plans to upgrade in the near future, now ny DT size is 5 foot!!
     
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    your urchin will be safe, my guys initially took interest in the urchin but after nipping at the spines and getting no joy, they moved on....
     
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    well i have 3, tuxedo urchin, long spined and a short spined dont think the tuxedo will be alright!!
     
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    I've got a tuxedo and it graze's happily, no bother from the triggers
     
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    Hi, just to add my 2 cents, when i got my Niger trigger i was told its semi reef safe. All went well for awhile till he took a piece out of my Red knob starfish, chewed the legs of my blue linkia starfish and ate my red fire shrimp.
    I'm tempted to banish him to the sump but Dorry pets said as long as he isn't hungry he shouldn't attack anything. I told them i feed my fish once a day and they said he will eat as long as there is food. Sometimes 3 - 5 times a day... Wasn't happy coz that will increase nitrate levels. So, maybe... as long as he is fed regularly, he wont do anything.
     
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