What a fish ???

Discussion in 'Fish Only Tanks, Predator Tanks' started by Trev, 19 Aug 2010.

  1. Trev

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    Who cant say that this fish is awsome, still is and Im sure will always be my fav

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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Hi Trev - I too got one, and I must agree. It's a FANTASTIC fish.... ;)

    Mine just LOVES my sand bed - he gulps chunks of sand, sifting the sand in his mouth, filtering out micro fauna and worms ;)

    Mine is JUST as fat as yours! ;) (and about the same size too!)
     
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    Trev Thread Starter

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    They love to sift the sand and then they are even carefull were they put it down again ..............Glad yours is also awsome. Im getting another one for the 1.2, a baby again this one I have had since he was 2cm small
     
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    yup, love these guys. I just love my shrimps too so i cant keep one. thinking of setting up a nano just so i can keep a lil one of these guys
     
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    I believe they can be an issue with coral so does your Picasso behave himself at least?
     
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    I dont believe that cuase mine doesnt even identify coral as food not any coral, he is a very well behaved boykie this guy
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Stunning Trev! That has got to be my second favorite after the Clown Trigger. :)
     
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    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Really nice little fish.
    You should get one of these for your other tank..

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    Trev Thread Starter

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    Yes very cool fish indeed I did look at one a while back. I love the native common name of this fish and infact it is Hawaai's national fish
     
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    Trev Thread Starter

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    Alot of guys share that oppinion with you Mekaeel but for some reason the clown doesnt really do anything for me but maybe someday that might change as its strange how certain fish that nevver appealed to me some time back are looking good these days. The Bi colour angel is one of those fish

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    Looks similar, or even could be one of the local ones
     
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    Hi Trev

    Got 2, and there is ghost shrimps in his tank and he even don't care about them, his name or my wife's name for him is pickels.
     
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    Yeah have to agree. The clown trigger is also one of my favourite fish.

    Trev I know what you are saying. I never use to like a hawkfish for some reason, but since getting one, love the little bugger:)
     
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    LOL Xtreem that awsome but unfortunately my one will turn a ghost shrimp into well a ghost shrimp (if you get it). Pickles is a really funny name for a trigger I must say its very fitting for a gobie LOL
     
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    Trev Thread Starter

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    Here is the natuve name for that trigger in Hawaai lets see who can pronounce this in one go

    Humuhumunukunukuapua
     
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    which means the fish with a snout like a pig ;) or sounds like a pig when out the water one of the two ;)

    they are great fish back in the day i caught lots of these in mauritius, they are often found in reef lagoons before the reef crest i even had a n aquarium with 6 of them in back in the 80s but as you all know this isnt a good idea long term over 2 years the fighting got really bad and i had to give most away until i was left with one. They are very tough fish and really can take a ton of newbie mistakes and at least they arent like the undulate in manners ;)
     
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    Wow talk about an agro tank
     
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    would they be ok with smaller fish or do they have to be in an aggressive tank? smaller reef fish more specifically
     
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    I hope you don't mind me posting my newly acquired clown here Trev? Unlike you guys, it's not an acquired taste. I've always wanted one.... It's always been the picture of what a tropical reef should have swimming around it, since I was a boy.

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    It's still a bit spotty due to the move from the LFS, but looking much better now
     
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    dizzyg Red Sea Max 250

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    how reef safe are these triggers?
     
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