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Chase - 2003-11-19
Just got my first Clown Trigger! My local fish store had a little one. I talked the guy into giving it to me for $20! I dont think they will be in buisness long! :)

Hes got amazing color. I thing he will be the best Ive ever seen when he gets bigger!

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  • mark - 2013-06-30
    They get pretty big though so make sure that you have a big enough tank and know what you're doing with it.
  • hannah - 2014-04-10
    Hello!
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Fishnerd2000 - 2014-04-09
Does anyone think it would be a good idea to add an Oman to my 55gal tank that consists of two tomato clowns, a snowflake eel, and an African red starfish? If not what clown fish, and if no clown fish what fish?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2014-04-12
    Tomoato clowns don't do well with other types of clownfish because of being territorial and aggressive, so I would recommend against adding an Oman.
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Anonymous - 2007-03-29
Great Fish ! I had one for 13 yrs in first a 180 than 300. He was about 7 inches across! I was pretty sad when it died a few weeks ago. I now have a little juvenile in quarantine that I hope will live even longer than my original!

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  • Shane - 2014-03-27
    Did you ever have problems with them cutting their lips on the love rock in your tank? I think that's what got her cut up at least. Her upper lip skin is flapping with her 'breaths' and I just got her like 2 weeks ago.
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Fishnerd2000 - 2014-03-25
Can I get one or two Niger Trigger fish in my 55gal tank? Will they bother my two clowns, snowflake eel, and my African red starfish?

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Fishnerd2000 - 2014-03-24
I'm wondering if I can get one or two Niger triggers for my 55gal? I have a snowflake, an African red starfish and two tomato clowns. Does anyone think it's safe please answer fast I would like to know. Thanks.

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Michel Beaulieu - 2014-03-24
My scopa just died. Had it for about 1 week. He was ok but never ate. Yesterday when I closed the light, I noticed my sailfin tang was constantly attacking him once the lights were closed. I can't say if it was a first but I'm guessing he didn't like to share 74g with him. Ah well, I'll have to be careful what fish I get with the sailfin unless it was just random behavior.

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Daniel Kishen - 2014-03-18
I am thinking of getting a dog face puffer, what other fish do well with it and what should I feed it?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-03-20
    The Dog Face Puffer (Arothron nigropunctatus) are large carnivorous predators that can reach up to 14'  and need a tank of at least 100 gallons. They are considered Semi-aggressive, because they will eat snack sized fish as well as any crustaceans (not good for a reef tank!), but they are not scrappers. So look for tankmates that are too large to be eaten and of similar habits, like lionfish or frogfish. They may also do fine with larger angelfish or tangs, and possibly more passive triggers. But their diet preference rules out small fish like damsels and clownfish.
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seatzy - 2012-07-15
I have recently purchased a 200 gallon fish tank, it is something special. I have plenty of live rock and have started to put my fish in (once tank has matured). I have Valentini puffer, two lion fish, a wrasse, granddad blenny, convict blenny and I have just today got myself a dog-face puffer today. He has fitted in like he has been there since the beginning. He allows the wrasse to clean him and has accepted the other fish, as they have them. I am wondering if he will end up eating my clean up crew. I have a few nice orange legged hermits and the like. I also have a sand sifting star fish, he won't attack that will he? thanks

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  • Daniel Kishen - 2014-03-18
    I am afraid it isn't a very good idea to keep him with a starfish as they tend to attack invertabrates. He will be fine with the other fish and crustaceans.
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Animal-World info on Blue Tang
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aidan boyd - 2012-10-16
What fish go good with a Blue Tang?

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  • aidan boyd - 2012-10-17
    Okay thanks. What size tank would you need for one or two Blue Tangs?
  • Anonymous - 2012-11-09
    Actually, most, if not all surgeonfish are very territorial and will not tolerate other tangs of any kind in the aquarium. Be careful and read about each one! They are generally peaceful with all kinds of OTHER fish since they are herbivores. Clownfish, lionfish, eels, gobies, blennies, angelfish, butterflyfish, etc. etc. Because of the adult size of these fish, a minimum of 75 gallons is recommended for keeping just one, 100 or more gallons would house 2 of them but it is highly unlikely they would get along.
  • James - 2014-03-03
    I've had a Blue Tang (Regal Tang) for several months now living with 2 clown fish, a Kole Tang, and Royal Gramma. There is no aggression amongst any of my fish and they all hang close together. I can see if the hippo has lived in the tank for awhile and you introduce another fish, that could lead to a territorial issue as with all fish. Add the Hippo last and he will be bullied for a couple hours at best and does just fine thereafter. Also introducing fish while the lights off increases the chance for a more peaceful transition.
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Chuck - 2014-02-24
I have had my large Female Leopard wrasse for 2 days and she is hiding as normal. This is my 2nd go round with the LW. My first one died as my tank overheated. They are very hardy and beautiful fish. Good luck to everyone.

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