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Do you wonder where this fish got it's name "Redtooth Triggerfish? Well, this fish has red teeth!
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I have a niger triggerfish and when I first got him was doing fine eating flake food at the top of the water swimming around to say he was a regular fish and I had a happy tomato clown in as well tomato clown hurt him self got popeye and died. I had removed him from tank, clown that is, and now my tigger is sad isn't hiS regular self maybe getting some new friends will help ? Any ideas ? Thanks for any responses
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I also had taken a water sample in to my locale Pet store and nitrate they said was high but not high enough to do harm and salt level was high so I fix those problems and to no avail. Never had so many problems with this can anyone help ?
Some aquarists prefer to keep the salt level low, as low as 1.017 ppm. This doesn't usually harm the fish and it has the benefit of making it more difficult for more harmful things to flourish in your tank.
I have a Niger triggerfish and every time I put a goby in it eats it. Is there any gobies I can put in that he won't eat?
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Jeremy Roche -
More then likely he will eat any that you put in.
A beautiful fish with lots of personality. Got mine three months ago and it's now the king of the tank. If you are getting one of this, please be aware that it likes to nip and chase away your new or current fishes. Will not disturb corals but will move small rocks/pebbles; so a very stable rock work is necessary. Try not to keep any type of inverts with any triggers.
Overall, a hardy fish for beginners and a beautiful addition to a FO or FOWLR aquarium.
I have had a Niger Trigger for about 2 years, and he is an excellent reef-mate. When I got him, I was told to be careful for smaller fish, inverts, my diadema and other smaller creatures. Other than 2x having my fingers in the water (yes, ouch!!), my trigger has been a fantastic addition to my 180g DT. He leaves the little guys alone, and is not really all that aggressive to existing and new fish. He eats absolutely all foods I give, and is living the fat and happy life. he is probably 5-6 inches currently with fantastic streamers.
I have a blue triggerfish and it digs holes so what i would suggest to stop the digging is don't put sand or dirt on the floor of the aquarium so there will be nothing to scratch at.
I have a Huma Huma Trigger in a 180 gallon tank does well with my corals and pulsating xenia have had no problems with him so far awesome fish.
My four inch blue trigger is very playful and interacts with me and its tank mates, which include a brown tang, regal tang, lemon peel, dottyback, clownfish and chromis in a 70 gallon tank. Today it started sticking its head out of the water and squirting water!
Niger Trigger: A beautiful deep blue color. Very shy when first introduced into the aquarium, but become much more active in about a week. My Niger Blue trigger is about three inches long and eats freeze-dried krill. No problems keeping a lionfish in the same 75 gallon tank... at this size.
Blue trigger or Red-tooth trigger is actually refered to as the Niger trigger. People say that this trigger will pick at the fins of lionfish or fins of a shark but this has not happened yet to me. The Niger trigger is one of the most peaceful triggers in the hobby. They are usually sold very small and can get to be 18 inches. However they do grow very very slow and can easily be kept in a 75gal for quite a long time. These fish are NOT picky eaters and will eat almost about anything.
This is a cool fish. It can get stuck in rocks so watch out.
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dorthy anne -
Yeah thanks because i have a triggerfish and i was going to put tons of rocks in their but now i think i'll just put like two and they are far apart.
Yes I know I lost one today and am so upset... Seems he could not drop his top fin thing once he wedged himself.. I am sooo upset.