trigger for a reef

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  1. Yuri

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    first one i am thinking of is a goldenback trigger but thy are rare
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    Crosshatch i have been told thy are very agro
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    i like a sargassum
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    there are just too mutch of this

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    Hi there ,there is a few reef safe triggers but i still think you got to be carefull as i learned the hard way with my clown trigger
     
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    Imarine is correct ....no such thing as a "reef safe" trigger. They dont "go" for the corals but as they graze the rocks, they damage the corals..:p

    you could also look at these guys...if you can find them,

    boomerang trigger
    painted trigger
    undelute trigger (nasty temprament)
    indian trigger

    These all stay relatively small
     
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    I have a blue cheek trigger - one of my favourity fish with a great character and iv'e never seen him eating any of my corals. I have no shrimps so I don't know about them though.
     
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    Shrimps + trigger =:037:
     
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    Tagging along!:)
     
  8. Yuri

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    what i have are two cleaner shrimp a sexy shrimp and a red reef lobster 100mm long
    I think a sexy shrimp is too small and fast
    The cleaner i will have a look what will hapen
    Do you think a 100mm lobster will be ok
    i like the sargassum the most so
    I am going to have a look at the others
     
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    boomerang trigger[​IMG]
    Painted trigger is this not a picaso [​IMG]
    Undulute trigger it looks good but is agro[​IMG]
    Indian looks plain[​IMG]
     
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    Glad you had a look Yuri :thumbup: Shrimps will become lunch at a stage....the lobster I THINK will be fine, go for the smaller triggers
     
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    frans have you hade a surgassum trigger thy only get 25cm max
    And i have read that sum keep shrinp with them but this will be the last fish in my tank
     
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    I’ve got a nigger and his one of the best in mates in my tank. best friend with my shrimps getting cleaned by them very often... only problem I had with him was very I introduced my naso. he didn’t survive but then i learnt a little trick when adding new fish to my DT
     
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