Blue throat trigger

Discussion in 'Tropical Fish' started by muggle, Feb 11, 2016.

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  1. muggle

    muggle Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Thoughts on a blue throat trigger added to mixed reef?
     
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  3. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    That's debatable but I'd be more concerned about what size tank it's going in? They get big and need lots of room to swim.
     
  4. muggle

    muggle Purple Spiny Lobster

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  5. dienerman

    dienerman Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    Following along.... I ve thought about this also but had the same concerns as civiccars. I have a 180 and I'm not sure if that is quite big enough.... I assume the Niger Trigger gets to be about the same size....
     
  6. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Blue throat-9" Niger trigger-1'
    These are voracious and can wreak havoc on water quality.Probably the worst kind of fish for a reef tank besides a grouper or lionfish.:(
    A large system is required ime.
     
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  7. mr_tap_water

    mr_tap_water Astrea Snail

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    Hi there. I've had both of these fish in the past in a mixed reef The blue throat is a very active fish constantly swimming up-and-down the tank so likes lots of swimming space but somewhere to hide at night as both fish like to have their own special place at night between the rocks with the niger trigger not so active as the blue but once it reaches 5 to 6 inches it will more and lightly terrorise any small fish you have in the tank ,

    Both of them were perfectly fine with any corals in the tank. But if you have any type of shrimps they will disappear over time.


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  9. dienerman

    dienerman Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    good info! i ll avoid both
     
  10. Va Reef

    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    Check out pink tail triggers, a friend has one in his mixed reef that is a model citizen, as long as everyone understands that it is his tank lol