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Picasso Trigger, stkg/sel.
"Ideal" size for specimens to
be shipped 12/31/11
"Ideal" size for specimens to be shipped
"Ideal" size for specimens to be shipped
Rectangle trigger or Humu Humu -- 07/24/07 Hi Bob and all at WWM: <Phil.> Which trigger is better behaved, the rectangle trigger or Humu Humu (or are they essentially the same?) <Rhinecanthus rectangulus and Rhinecanthus aculeatus are basically the same with regard to compatibility, size, care, unpredictability of current personality and unpredictability of the change of personality with growing age. While they are sometimes more docile (at least compared to other triggers), they can turn their mind and become problematic. See also http://www.wetwebmedia.com/marine/fishes/triggers/Rhinecanthus/faqs.htm and the linked files on compatibility. Cheers, Marco.> Phil S., Lancaster, PA
Looking A Reef-Safe "Puppy Dog" Fish -
04/01/06 Title pretty much says it all. I'm
absolutely in love with Picasso triggers and all manner of puffers,
simply because of their personalities. <<Indeed, fascinating
fishes.>> However, I cannot have either just yet.
<<?>> The largest tank I can have at present is a
50-gallon, and I also want to make it a small reef (mostly softies),
with a few community fish (think Green Chromis and the like).
<<Ah, I see.>> Is there any fish you know of that is
peaceful enough to live with timid fish, but won't eat the softies,
AND has a great personality? Tall order, I know.
<Mmm...>> But if anyone can help out, I'm sure it's
you! <<Uh oh...pressure...>> Thanks much in advance, Jodie
<<Well Jodie, with your penchant for triggers you might want to
consider one of the planktivorous species re (Blue Throat, Crosshatch,
Pink Tail...I would avoid the Niger trigger as it will get quite large
for this tank). One of these in a reef tank with a few small
fishes could make a very interesting display. I have a male
Blue Throat trigger in my reef display, and if I think about it, I
guess he is rather "puppy dog" like. Regards,
AP Fish Article Humu to Huma for HI State fish... sez who brah? 1/30/06 http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/D/DETHRONED_FISH?SITE=KJLL&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT <To heck with the government! BobF> Maybe the fish needs a vote in the matter! <Or a bite!>
- Assasi Trigger or Harlequin Tusk? Hawkfish-venomous? - First of all thanks for your time. I have 2 quick questions. First I am having trouble deciding on getting either a Assasi Triggerfish or a Harlequin Tusk. They are both on the higher side of the price range, but they are both beautiful creatures. In your opinion what is the better fish (personality, coloration, hardiness, easy feeding, social ability) for the money? <Depends on what else is going to live in the tank. The triggerfish will likely have more personality, is certainly smarter, but will grow large enough to consume many other occupants in the tank. The Tuskfish will top out at about a foot, perhaps a little less, but is a striking and interesting addition to any tank. Could still consume smaller fish in the tank, but it is less likely to become a terror.> Second, today I purchased my first hawkfish at my LFS. The owner told me that hawkfish are venomous. <Not to my knowledge.> This is the first time I have ever heard this. Is it true? <Don't think so, have heard this stated before, but have not seen any documentation. Hawkfish certainly don't behave like they are venomous.> Once again thanks for your time. <Cheers, J -- >
Dave/Luigi is now "Steve" - Picasso Trigger
Questions (4/22/05) Hi and hello my name is (STEVE) <Me
too> and I have been looking for a great fish to go in my
110-gallon tank no need to worry it has been setup and everything is up
and running. Actually I had a fish in mind already that is the Picasso
Triggerfish and I have some questions that I hope you may help me.
Okay, are they good fish for beginners? <I personally think
so, as long as you do your homework and strive to provide proper
conditions and tankmates.> What is it that they eat?
<Pretty much anything meaty, which is why they are not reef-safe. To
quote: "The Humu Picasso Triggerfish needs a varied diet of meaty
foods including; squid, krill, clams, small fish and hard shelled
shrimp to help wear down their ever growing teeth." I fed mine
chunks of "seafood gumbo mix" from the Albertson's fish
counter.> Do they require good water? <All fish do.
Triggers as a whole are indeed hardier than average.> Are they
aggressive? <Yes, but less so than you average Trigger. They
need tankmates that can hold their own in an aggressive predator tank,
and should probably be one of the last fish added.> What fish
may they live with? <Check the compatibility chart at www.liveaquaria.com for some general
ideas. You will note that none of the fishes there are considered
definitely compatible. They're either labeled as "not
compatible" or "caution required." Larger Wrasses and
Tangs, Hawkfishes, Snowflake Eels, and Rabbitfishes are examples of
potential tankmates.> How big can they get in a tank?
<8-10", but they grow rather slowly, perhaps only an inch per
year.> And are they generally diurnal or nocturnal?
<Diurnal. They sleep at night wedged into the live rock.>
Thanks I really would like this fish in my tank but I'll wait and
hear back again (STEVE). <Do read more about them. I sense
from the sort of questions you ask that it would be a good idea for you
to research more. Decide exactly what mix of fish you want before