White Spot

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  1. gMAN

    gMAN with the plan

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    Morning all,
    Q 1:
    I've noticed white spots on my tank glass, it only seems to be on the section of the overflow that's covered in a type of black vinyl. Should I be concerned?
    Q 2:
    I'm hopefully getting a Niger Trigger this Tuesday, will he be okay with the rest of tank mates?
    1x Regal
    2x Perc's
    1x Pyjama Cardinal
    1x Cleaner Wrasse
    1x Jumping Bean
    1x Cleaner Shrimp
     
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    gMAN

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    None of the fish seem to be affected by this....
     
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    The "spots" are probably very small tube-building worms or vermatid snails - difficult to identify without a close-up photo, but from your description I would not worry about them - we all have them in our tanks.

    The Trigger could be a problem - it's an aggressive predator, and you could expect it to catch/eat anything which it considers to be food - (like the shrimp). Also, if I recall, you have an anemone in that tank (although you don't mention it in your list of "tank mates") don't just consider it's compatibility with other fish - also research to see if it would be compatible with your inverts.

    Hennie
     
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    Thanks Hennie, will consider. I did some research now, info suggests that the Niger is the least aggressive of the species and about the only one that is reef safe. Am I correct in saying? :whistling:
     
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    True

    It might be "reef safe" in a SPS dominated reef, but I doubt if it would pass the opportunity to have a nice snack on a LPS. It would also depend on it's size and age - it might not harm any invertebrates for (say) the first year, but then suddenly change behavior. So, the answer would have to be: That would depend...

    Personally, I would re-consider...

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