Yellow Face Trigger Questions

kujapirate1996

There's only one vendor online that sells them, but doesn't say their adult size. The wikI page says they can grow two feet, but is that only in the wild or in the aquarium as well? Any info would be helpful, or if anyone has experience.
 

DutchAquarium

Keep in mind that a fish's body may stop growing because of a small aquarium size, that doesn't mean the organs stop growing. I would say your fish is probably not going to get as big as two feet because first, the diet probably won't be as good, and unless you have a custom aquarium, their is no readily available commercial aquariums that have a wide enough space to have a 2 foot long fish. Most likely a fish like this will be stunted and therefore have a much shorter lifespan.
 

Jesterrace

There's only one vendor online that sells them, but doesn't say their adult size. The wikI page says they can grow two feet, but is that only in the wild or in the aquarium as well? Any info would be helpful, or if anyone has experience.

Always plan on the max size that they will grow (wild or not). Triggerfish are not for the average hobbyist as the smallest ones require 125 gallons MINIMUM and the bigger ones (like the one you mention) are in the 220-250 gallon MINIMUM range, so you need a serious tank in order to house one for any length of time. They are generally very aggressive and not reef safe to boot.
 

kujapirate1996

I would say your fish is probably not going to get as big as two feet because first, the diet probably won't be as good, and unless you have a custom aquarium, their is no readily available commercial aquariums that have a wide enough space to have a 2 foot long fish. Most likely a fish like this will be stunted and therefore have a much shorter lifespan.
Now I feel like I gotta defend myself, lol! Tbh, I don't want this fish. I know triggers are aggressive and get big. But apparently fish sales have increased since I transferred to an aquatics section of the pet store and my supervisor, since he thinks I didnt order enough fish last time, went around me and ordered this trigger to give it a shot. "Let's see what happens".

I know I don't have anywhere good to put him, I don't have customers who have asked about triggers, I don't know why he wants to torture me this way ! And the fish, for that matter. Its a one hundred dollar critter, I don't know how big he'll be when they send him, I have invertebrates and anemones everywhere. I can either make a small section dedicated to him or evacuate everyone from the bigger section who he would pick on (including anemones, I don't want to move anemones if I can avoid that). Sorry for the rant, can you tell I'm stressed?! Lol
 

kujapirate1996

Always plan on the max size that they will grow (wild or not). Triggerfish are not for the average hobbyist as the smallest ones require 125 gallons MINIMUM and the bigger ones (like the one you mention) are in the 220-250 gallon MINIMUM range, so you need a serious tank in order to house one for any length of time. They are generally very aggressive and not reef safe to boot.
thanks for the info!
 

Jesterrace

Now I feel like I gotta defend myself, lol! Tbh, I don't want this fish. I know triggers are aggressive and get big. But apparently fish sales have increased since I transferred to an aquatics section of the pet store and my supervisor, since he thinks I didnt order enough fish last time, went around me and ordered this trigger to give it a shot. "Let's see what happens".

I know I don't have anywhere good to put him, I don't have customers who have asked about triggers, I don't know why he wants to torture me this way ! And the fish, for that matter. Its a one hundred dollar critter, I don't know how big he'll be when they send him, I have invertebrates and anemones everywhere. I can either make a small section dedicated to him or evacuate everyone from the bigger section who he would pick on (including anemones, I don't want to move anemones if I can avoid that). Sorry for the rant, can you tell I'm stressed?! Lol

That unfortunately is what happens when you put an idiot that doesn't know their business in charge. Sorry you have to deal with that. Might I suggest as payback that you convince him to hand feed the trigger. One misplaced bite from that Trigger and he will learn a whole new vocabulary that may not be family friendly. Anyways, do you have any FOWLR setups there? They aren't reef safe, so that's the best recommendation I can give you.
 

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