Picaso Trigger

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  1. Drk

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    Can anybody tell me why this fish isn't reef safe?
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    most triggers are invert hunters, and may nip at corals.
    The reef definition in most cases refers to tanks that keep inverts and corals etc

    Sessile inverts are at greater risk, eg fan worms etc

     
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    Because it has sharp teeth :razz:

    Hennie
     
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    i was going to reply ' cause he eats things we like to keep in a reef tank' but i thought that a little obvious, sharp teeth is far more accurate :)
     
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    Sharp teeth I know because he bit me once. now i feed first then put my hand in the tank.

    will it nibble on all corals or not?
     
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    most likely at some point. They are cool little buggers though. There are some triggers that are more "safe"
     
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    I had a niger trigger in reef tank but it desided that he want to become a "bokkom" in other words it jumped out.
     
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    Well here are the real reasons not jokes, They almost never ever eat corals but will attack or kill off other fish depending on the fish but any fish that can defend itself will be ok. They will not hesitate to eat shrimps and hermits as that is natural to them but lobsters are ok. That said my Black Bar Picasso trigger is one of my oldest fish and still my best buy I love that fish
     
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    I have polips in the tank and never saw any damage to it or seeing niping on it. is saw he do not like new additions and take time to get use to them usaully going in to a quarrel with them.
     
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    I've got a Picasso and its a marvelous fish, cool temperament which I've never had problems with it nipping my corals. It does however clean off every fanworm and pod from the rock it can find and ever now and then give the hermits a hard time but it usually looses. I'd say near reef safe but that's on my own experience.
     
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    Hey Dirk, I think at the end of the day it all comes down to the individual fish. In my personal experience, I have a Niger for a few months now and doesn't bother anything, I recently added a Clown (with some hesitation) that's had a few 187 attempts at my hermits & turbo snails but so long as he's fed(1 silverside per day - 1/2 morn 1/2 eve + mysis/brine/pellets/mussel) he's a happy camper.
     
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    Silver side?

    What is this i don't know if I'm wrong is it Hake with the skin. As i feed mine hake steak
     
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    nothing wrong with the hake that you feeding ;)
     
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