please id this trigger

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  1. weezle

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    hi chaps
    I caught this trigger today whilst diving in east London it is about as big as a R2 coin
    in the pic he is a bit stressed so his colours aren't showing nicely , it has a very bright green and yellow body with black tiger like stripes on the top half.
    I presume these to be juvenile colours because I cant seem to find any pic's of a similar looking one.
    thanx:peroni:

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  3. CheriS

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    Looks like it might be baby titan trigger
     
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  5. weezle

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    I just googled Titan trigger and I don't recon that is it , it slightly resembles a queen trigger but the couloirs are seriously bright on this little guy.
    Might be a silly question here but is it gona be reef safe? At the moment it is with my butterflies in my fish only tank
     
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    You sure its not a filefish?
     
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    Definitely not a file fish , here in EL we only find the honeycombe filefish and it is not very pretty. Although if it ate aptasia I wouldn't mind:)
     
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    Doubt it will be reef safe
     
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    Body shape resembles a trigger more aswell...
    I'm stumped
     
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    Perhaps a baby Undulate Triggerfish ??
     
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    It's definitely a baby picasso.
     
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    Reely! Nice that is one of the better looking triggers :thumbup:
    Thank for the effort chaps:peroni:
     
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    Nice to know they are around
     
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    +1. Really tiny picasso or rectangulus. Colours get brighter and the pattern starts to show better at about 3cm.
     
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    Wow a rectangular trigger is also nice, I'm a bit worried as I haven't seen the trigger since I put him in he is still hiding is this normal behaviour?
     
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    Yeah our Picasso loved to hide. When we transferred our rock from our old tank to our new tank, he was in one of the holes! Couldn't get him out as he was locked in with his trigger. Luckily all went well and everything's fine. So yes they do hide
     
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    I had a niger trigger lodge himself in a rock and i only realised a hour later when i put the rock in my tank. He survived the trip from randburg to midrand. Nice fish :)
     
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    Just curious, did the little guy survive? @weezle
     
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    Sadly no, he somehow went down the overflow into the sump ind I found him stuck inside my skimmer pump intake nozel. Very sad about this and my pomi got too close to my anemone and is also now a goner.
    Including my cleaner wrass that got swallowed up by my big cardinal that's 3 fish which I've lost in 2weeks all wich were caught locally, thank goodness my anthias is doing good
     
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    Aww that's quite a bit of bad luck. Sorry to hear @weezle
     
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