Trigger Fish

ImHezzy

HI was wondering what trigger fish are like to maintain and care for. Looking to get a salt tank and thought they would be cool to have would you be able to have these with other passive fish or with only other triggers. Can you have them in reef tanks with live rock and corals or do they need to be fish only. any help and advice would be appreciated. Thanks
 

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Jesterrace

HI was wondering what trigger fish are like to maintain and care for. Looking to get a salt tank and thought they would be cool to have would you be able to have these with other passive fish or with only other triggers. Can you have them in reef tanks with live rock and corals or do they need to be fish only. any help and advice would be appreciated. Thanks

Triggerfish are for the most part poor choices for newbies simply because of the size and scale required to keep them (125 gallons-300 gallons depending on which one you pick) and the fact that most are flat out aggressive to their tank mates. That and they generally are not reef safe.

The only Triggerfish I would cautiously recommend would be the Blue Throat Triggerfish and only if you have a tank 6 feet or more in length. They are generally better behaved to tank mates than other Triggerfish, but you may still have aggression issues with them and they may or may not nip at corals/inverts. They max out at around 9 inches in length. Also be aware that established Triggers can draw blood from their owners when they reach in to adjust rockwork, corals, clean tank, etc.
 

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