Animal Stories - Clown Triggerfish

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   This has got to be the most creatively designed fish! What an incredible combination of patterns, and fun colors! The Clown Triggerfish or Big-spotted Triggerfish just makes you want to smile!
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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
johnny kap - 2009-10-25
I have a clown triggerfish, a picasso triggerfish, and a panther grouper in a 10 gallon tank and they are doing fine so far! They never fight and when they do it seems they are just playing. They are great fish!

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  • John - 2010-05-10
    I hope you're joking... that's just wrong and incredibly cruel. None of those fish belong in a 10g tank! By now, I'm guessing all three would have either died from ammonia poisoning or killed each other... do a little research before buying fish; what you're doing is called animal cruelty.
  • Steve - 2010-10-18
    These fish should never be placed in a 10 gallon tank. This tank is way too small. They definitely would fight.
  • Mike - 2010-12-12
    Really???? In a 10 gallon??
  • chris - 2011-01-10
    For those fish you need at least a 100 gallon tank. That's wrong.
  • Hew Janus - 2011-02-09
    You need to do a lot more research into what you are buying and what its needs are.
    Saying you have had one of these for ages (7 months) is talking rubbish.... they can live anything up to 25yrs. get to 20" and become more and more aggressive as they get older. As they mature the become very territorial, and will fight and kill any other fish in the tank. They need at least a 200 gal Tank. And they need mental stimulus.
    Learn before you buy. As you are just wasting your money and killing a pet.
  • jacson - 2012-01-06
    I like the clown triggerfish.
  • Frank - 2013-01-17
    I seriously hope this is a joke,,,,,,SERIOUSLY??!!!?!?
  • JFK - 2014-02-06
    I nano tank can be used for months to quarantine new large fish, I read an extra large angelfish or trigger fish need a thirty gallon. I tried it, they left out you need flow (circulation pumps), and skimmers rated for 150 gallons, I did twice that. Anything 5-7 inches can't survive in a 10 gallon (large to extra large salt water fish). I pet store in CT sold me a show size queen angelfish once in a 10 or 20 gallon, they where about to push it into a net, I told them they have to use a large jar or bucket (they seemed dumb and dumber). The type of fish is not the point, its the size, allot of the comments don't make any sense, you should post something meaningful and useful to other people based on experience and positive results. I just had to put a 4 inch Blue-lined trigger fish in a 10 gallon, it was attacking everything in its path, that will change quickly, its hard to get three fish the same size when ordering on the web, never happens, or the order is partially filled.
JB - 2013-06-05
What fish can live with my clown triggerfish in a 300 gallon tank or is it best to have the tank all by himself?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-06-05
    These fish get big and are predatory so look at smaller companions as possible food. But they are also known to be very aggressive and desire to own their tank as they mature, so there's no guarantee that any other fish will work. Still fish of similar size and dispostiton may work, especially if they are all introduced as youngsters and grow up together.

    Some types of fish you could try would be larger aggressive angels like a Passer or Maculosus Angelfish, possibly a Sohol Tang (they too can get really aggressive) or another aggressive trigger, fast swimming and aggressive wrasses might work, and maybe an eel from the moray group.  It is usually suggested that fish be introduced in order of aggressivenes, introduce the more passive fish first and most aggressive last, making sure each is comfortable before adding the next fish.
Julia - 2010-03-13
Yah, I have to do a report at scool and I found this website it's the best I've found yet!

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  • chessintra - 2010-11-11
    Same here it's so good.
some fish lover! - 2009-10-23
I have a clown triggerfish with a picasso triggerfish and a yellow tang and even though they fight they make great aquarium pets!

NP - 2009-09-10
I had one then my undulate ate his eyes out and tore him up!

aqua lion - 2008-09-08
I have had a huma huma and two clowns, they're great! The clown I have currently is the smallest in the tank yet continues to slightly bully his larger dogface puffer cousin. He is in constant display mode, patrolling the tank like a beat cop.

andrew james pole - 2006-04-13
one time i had a clown trigger. he had been in my tank for 7 months and i had bought a mandari. when i put it in he didnt go for him and i was very shocked. each time i turned on the light each morning i got up, i always saw the trigger and mandarin both touching each other under the rock. the trigger was tilted over the mandarin and they both swam together, so they must of become friends. my 1 foot panther didnt go for him and so he looked like he was well fed by me. i am andrew pole in southampton

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  • bargain girl - 2010-04-10
    Hi andrew pole in southampton! It looks like you love your hobby of marine fish. how are you doing at the moment? What fish do you have?
Pat Dean - 2005-09-15
I left this comment under Undulate Trigger also.

Totally disagree with the comment about Triggers being poor swimmers! I have always Known in my experience and education that Triggers are in fact amazing swimmers if not the best of any fish in the sea. They can swim in any direction at any time and are definitely among the quickest around! That is the first time I have ever heard anyone call a Trigger a bad swimmer!

Patrick Dean

craig warren - 2005-05-29
great looking fish, i own a 5.5 inch specimen. do not attempt to keep with peacful or small fish as its very aggressive.
i tryed to keep mine with a 5 inch naso tang when he was small and it chased and bit the tang repeatedly so had to be moved into another aquarium. now i keep the trigger in a 6x2x2 tank with a 7 inch red coris and a large emperor angel.