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    trigger and clean up crew

    Is there any type of clean up crew that will survive with a trigger in the tank. I am thinking about adding a trigger but do not know anyone who currently has one, so my knowledge is limited. From what I read snail/shrimp/crabs do not stand much of a chance. Does anyone have suggestions?

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    what kind of trigger

    clows, huma-huma (picasso), Undulated, bursa... is a no no

    blueface and niger u can probably get away with. hyeah:

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    I don't have a trigger, but i've seen a naso suck out the 'meat' of an astrea snail...

    i wouln't put my leopard cownie in with one, hes a Large snail but i donno if it could hold up to an attack like i saw.
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    Triggers are amazing! Really neat that they have the ability to vocalize & that their teeth never stop growing!!
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    Hey Mguy what part of New Brunswick are you from?
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    Quispamsis, just outside of Saint John

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    no problem with my picasso, stay away from nigers though!

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    Does anyone know why to stay away from a niger trigger?
    What are the chance he will go after my clean up crew?

    If he's eating nori sheets do you guys think I can get lucky enough he won't do anything?

    Thanks
    180g AGA inwall W/ 2 overflows W/ 205g sump 20g fuge, 77g W/ 30g sump 12g fuge w/mag 9.5 pump.

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    Hi over the yrs I've had in my tanks various triggers.Speaking in general terms the blue throat,sargussum,crosshatch and pinktails are the least trouble and make reasonable reef inhabitants.I'm currently housing a 4-5" niger w/ a dogface puffer and inverts including snails,hermits feather dusters and serpent stars.The more aggressive are the clowns,undulate,humas,etc.You may lose the occassional shrimp etc if they decide they are hungry and a lot of them have no problem rearranging the aquascape.
    Many alos grow quite large,Denny's on Bank had one 8-1o" and I have brought in 8" ones on occassion.
    If you are not prepared to lose the occassional invert and have them rearrange rock work I would reccommend staying w/ the first few I mentioned.They are great fish,good luck.

    Ray

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    Thanks Ray

    I will defenitly keep an eye on him as he was behaving well in an other fellow reefer's tank.

    My main concern is only the rockwork...... but will see.

    What are the chance of adding a small fish like a mandarin without loosing him?

    Thanks
    180g AGA inwall W/ 2 overflows W/ 205g sump 20g fuge, 77g W/ 30g sump 12g fuge w/mag 9.5 pump.

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