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oscar

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does that mean that if the trigger is the last fish introduced and it is small when it is introduced it should be fine with most things?
 

Spring

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Triggers are voracious eaters so they grow pretty fast., At least the ones I've had, did. I added a yellow tang to my tank that already has a red sea sailfin tang and a blond naso, and he was initially pick on by the sailfin, But they are the same species, Zebrasoma. This lasted about a week, but now all are happy. The naso didn't bother the yellow at all. I think you could add it ok. (JMO)

Oscar, You'll have better luck if the more aggressive fish is added last, in most cases. That's not to say that when it grows and becomes comfortable it might not become the tank boss, but it will usually tolerate the fish it grew up with.

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Colin

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i only kept a niger trigger for a few days.

It was the last fish into a tank i had and the bloody thing kept nipping at the tails of the rays i had... it was fished straight back out of that tank and back to the shop!
 

oscar

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sorry to hear that joel - maybe i should leave triggers to the experts for a while or at least untill ive got some more experience!!! :|
 

oscar

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oh...sorry - not joel!! colin!!

im looking at 2nd hand tanks on the trading post and classifieds! any comments or suggestions? I asked someone about copper meds being used by previous owners of a tank and he said copper is netralised within about 2 months!!

Is this correct? Otherwise there was a treatment (cant remember the name) which claimed to make a tank invert-safe after copper meds - any thoughts - does it work?
 

Nancy

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We've had numerous discussions about copper here in Ceph Care - why don't you search on it and read the various contributions. The end result was that copper is not neutralized and does not disappear - there seems to be no safe way to make this happen.

Nancy
 

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