Triggerfish

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  1. Af-s

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    So I’ve got my sights set on a trigger but everything I’m reading says they aggressive and will kill everything

    Saw some in @hotdog83 awesome tank and a few other places and I’m hooked

    Any advice on yay or nay or how does one keep them
     
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  3. r0ckf1re

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    Which Trigger, what you gonna house them with.

    I think they better of in FOWLR tanks with fish of the same nature.
     
  4. Dexter

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    Any trigger on the genies Xanthichthys should be fine to keep. i have a bluethroat trigger in my tank and he minds his own bussiness. Think its the same one you saw on hotdogs thread.
     
  5. madmatt

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    Yes blue throat is on his tank
    I've got as well. There's a select hand full that are regarded safer to keep.
    Blue throat being the better to get a hold of. I think the top scale of safer triggers is the cross hatch but that's easy over 15k each if you lucky.
    @hotdog83 can give you more info
     
  6. Dexter

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    cross hatch trigger is also a Xanthichthys. so should be the same as a bluetroat trigger to keep. just different color.
     
  7. hotdog83

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    Yes, get a small Xanthichthys, awesome additions. The blue throats are by far the easiest to get and also not normally too expensive (maybe R400-R700 depending on male/female). Next one up in terms of price is Caribbean red tail (Xanthichthys ringens), around R2000 each or so, but very difficult for us to get here, then after that it becomes very expensive for cross hatch, greenei, caerololineatus and lineopunctatus.
     
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    Af-s

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    Thanks @hotdog83 will start looking anyone know which sponsor or lfs may have one?

    How hard are the niger triggers?
     
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    They are easy, but can become bullies in smaller tanks, as they get to 50cm with their streamers.
     
  10. Dexter

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    PetstopSA has currently male and female bluethroat triggers.
     
  11. madmatt

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    Blue throat male
    DSCN4180.jpg

    Cross hatch
    images-7.jpg
     
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    i have a Niger(2 years) & there's my fish list...he has eaten a firefish before when he decided he wasn't getting fed enough
    He's like owning a bulldog, might he bite someone tomorrow?, possibly... but for for personality he rocks.
    I added a few fish after him & NEVER any kak.....he goes with the flow.... just don't get between him & food
     
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  13. hotdog83

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    My blue cheeks seems to be courting:

     
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    @hotdog83 great video! And tank looks awesome, So much life and movement!
     
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    Have a blue throat for several years and has always been reef safe. Also have a small Picasso and he is very peaceful. Probably because he is the smallest fish in my 800L
     

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