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Old October 27th 03, 09:20 PM
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I have an opportunity to get a picasso trigger for a great price. Trigger
is about 5-6" long.
Question is whether this would get along with the tanks current residents.
Or if it's just asking for trouble.
Current tank residents are a dogface puffer about 6" long,
a lunare wrasse about 4" long, a locally caught croaker also about 4", and a
niger trigger about 4-5". Tank is a 160 gallon 84"L x 18"W x 24"T typical
filtration wet/dry, skimmer and a 25 W UV. about 100 lbs rock and
decorative coral. Tank is established for about 1 year.

Am I asking for trouble adding a Picasso to this group, it's a beautiful
fish and good size probably about an inch maybe inch and a half bigger than
the niger who is the current boss of the tank.

Thanks in advance


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Old October 27th 03, 09:45 PM
Charlie Spitzer
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most probably, it's ok as long as there's lots of hiding spaces.

i would expect this trigger to be boss pretty soon though.

when i introduce large fish, i put a piece of egg crate in the tank and
wedge it in to make a partition. i leave it in for up to a week and watch
what kind of interactions they have.

regards,
charlie
cave creek, az

"." [email protected] wrote in message ...
I have an opportunity to get a picasso trigger for a great price. Trigger
is about 5-6" long.
Question is whether this would get along with the tanks current residents.
Or if it's just asking for trouble.
Current tank residents are a dogface puffer about 6" long,
a lunare wrasse about 4" long, a locally caught croaker also about 4", and

a
niger trigger about 4-5". Tank is a 160 gallon 84"L x 18"W x 24"T

typical
filtration wet/dry, skimmer and a 25 W UV. about 100 lbs rock and
decorative coral. Tank is established for about 1 year.

Am I asking for trouble adding a Picasso to this group, it's a beautiful
fish and good size probably about an inch maybe inch and a half bigger

than
the niger who is the current boss of the tank.

Thanks in advance




  #3  
Old October 28th 03, 05:25 AM
Dragon Slayer
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with the fish you listed I don't foresee any problem at all.

kc

"." [email protected] wrote in message ...
I have an opportunity to get a picasso trigger for a great price. Trigger
is about 5-6" long.
Question is whether this would get along with the tanks current residents.
Or if it's just asking for trouble.
Current tank residents are a dogface puffer about 6" long,
a lunare wrasse about 4" long, a locally caught croaker also about 4", and

a
niger trigger about 4-5". Tank is a 160 gallon 84"L x 18"W x 24"T

typical
filtration wet/dry, skimmer and a 25 W UV. about 100 lbs rock and
decorative coral. Tank is established for about 1 year.

Am I asking for trouble adding a Picasso to this group, it's a beautiful
fish and good size probably about an inch maybe inch and a half bigger

than
the niger who is the current boss of the tank.

Thanks in advance




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Old October 30th 03, 06:11 AM
Dave Cobb
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I too agree.... I just added a Humu Picasso and my larger existing Niger
Trigger only bullied the Picasso mildly for a day and now ignores him.


"." [email protected] wrote in message ...
I have an opportunity to get a picasso trigger for a great price. Trigger
is about 5-6" long.
Question is whether this would get along with the tanks current residents.
Or if it's just asking for trouble.
Current tank residents are a dogface puffer about 6" long,
a lunare wrasse about 4" long, a locally caught croaker also about 4", and

a
niger trigger about 4-5". Tank is a 160 gallon 84"L x 18"W x 24"T

typical
filtration wet/dry, skimmer and a 25 W UV. about 100 lbs rock and
decorative coral. Tank is established for about 1 year.

Am I asking for trouble adding a Picasso to this group, it's a beautiful
fish and good size probably about an inch maybe inch and a half bigger

than
the niger who is the current boss of the tank.

Thanks in advance




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Old October 30th 03, 05:48 PM
~Vicki ~
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I have been reading and reading on the Picasso and everything I have
read said that they are the most docile of the trigger family. I have a
similar set up with live rock and a skimmer but my fish are diff.
Current residents are a coral beauty, clarks clown, three pajama
cardinals, a scooter blenny and snowflake eel. Can I add a Picasso to
the mix?

Thanks,
Vicki

I have an opportunity to get a picasso trigger for a great price.
Trigger is about 5-6" long.
Question is whether this would get along with the tanks current
residents. Or if it's just asking for trouble.
Current tank residents are a dogface puffer about 6" long,
a lunare wrasse about 4" long, a locally caught croaker also about 4",
and a
niger trigger about 4-5". Tank is a 160 gallon =A0 84"L x 18"W x 24"T
typical
filtration wet/dry, skimmer and a 25 W UV. about 100 lbs rock and
decorative coral. Tank is established for about 1 year.
Am I asking for trouble adding a Picasso to this group, it's a beautiful
fish and good size probably about an inch maybe inch and a half bigger
than the niger who is the current boss of the tank.
Thanks in advance

  #6  
Old October 30th 03, 09:32 PM
Dragon Slayer
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"MY" Picasso will eat fish that are small enough for him to conceder them
"food" and that includes 2" damsels. (btw he is only 4" himself) and loves
for me to add feeder fish from the lfs to the tank, he will consume them in
a few min flat.

with some of the fish you mentioned I'd advise you against the trigger but
as always YMMV

kc


kc

"~Vicki ~" wrote in message
...
I have been reading and reading on the Picasso and everything I have
read said that they are the most docile of the trigger family. I have a
similar set up with live rock and a skimmer but my fish are diff.
Current residents are a coral beauty, clarks clown, three pajama
cardinals, a scooter blenny and snowflake eel. Can I add a Picasso to
the mix?

Thanks,
Vicki

I have an opportunity to get a picasso trigger for a great price.
Trigger is about 5-6" long.
Question is whether this would get along with the tanks current
residents. Or if it's just asking for trouble.
Current tank residents are a dogface puffer about 6" long,
a lunare wrasse about 4" long, a locally caught croaker also about 4",
and a
niger trigger about 4-5". Tank is a 160 gallon 84"L x 18"W x 24"T
typical
filtration wet/dry, skimmer and a 25 W UV. about 100 lbs rock and
decorative coral. Tank is established for about 1 year.
Am I asking for trouble adding a Picasso to this group, it's a beautiful
fish and good size probably about an inch maybe inch and a half bigger
than the niger who is the current boss of the tank.
Thanks in advance


  #7  
Old October 30th 03, 10:11 PM
Charlie Spitzer
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your trigger was taught that small fish are food, and also is going to be
subject to (i think) liver disease from eating freshwater fish.

"Dragon Slayer" wrote in message
...
"MY" Picasso will eat fish that are small enough for him to conceder them
"food" and that includes 2" damsels. (btw he is only 4" himself) and

loves
for me to add feeder fish from the lfs to the tank, he will consume them

in
a few min flat.

with some of the fish you mentioned I'd advise you against the trigger but
as always YMMV

kc


kc

"~Vicki ~" wrote in message
...
I have been reading and reading on the Picasso and everything I have
read said that they are the most docile of the trigger family. I have a
similar set up with live rock and a skimmer but my fish are diff.
Current residents are a coral beauty, clarks clown, three pajama
cardinals, a scooter blenny and snowflake eel. Can I add a Picasso to
the mix?

Thanks,
Vicki

I have an opportunity to get a picasso trigger for a great price.
Trigger is about 5-6" long.
Question is whether this would get along with the tanks current
residents. Or if it's just asking for trouble.
Current tank residents are a dogface puffer about 6" long,
a lunare wrasse about 4" long, a locally caught croaker also about 4",
and a
niger trigger about 4-5". Tank is a 160 gallon 84"L x 18"W x 24"T
typical
filtration wet/dry, skimmer and a 25 W UV. about 100 lbs rock and
decorative coral. Tank is established for about 1 year.
Am I asking for trouble adding a Picasso to this group, it's a beautiful
fish and good size probably about an inch maybe inch and a half bigger
than the niger who is the current boss of the tank.
Thanks in advance




  #8  
Old October 30th 03, 10:43 PM
~Vicki ~
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I have heard the same thing for fresh water Oscars. If an Oscar is only
fed canned fish food he will not eat his tank mates. I am against
feeding feeder fish to any of my fish anyways because of the possibility
of contamination. Since the trigger is wild caught and is used to live
food would keeping him in a different tank for a few weeks and feeding
him the processed frozen food I feed the other tanks be long enough to
re-program him to not eat my 2in clown? The Picasso at my LFS are only
2in now and young enough to learn I hope.

Any more ideas or should I just pass one up?
Vicki

your trigger was taught that small fish are food, and also is going to
be subject to (i think) liver disease from eating freshwater fish.










  #9  
Old October 30th 03, 11:18 PM
Charlie Spitzer
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if you can isolate them, they will learn by following the example of other
fish. i put a piece of eggcrate in my tank to partition it into 2 tanks when
i get new fish, if the fish is large enough not to go through the holes.

"~Vicki ~" wrote in message
...
I have heard the same thing for fresh water Oscars. If an Oscar is only
fed canned fish food he will not eat his tank mates. I am against
feeding feeder fish to any of my fish anyways because of the possibility
of contamination. Since the trigger is wild caught and is used to live
food would keeping him in a different tank for a few weeks and feeding
him the processed frozen food I feed the other tanks be long enough to
re-program him to not eat my 2in clown? The Picasso at my LFS are only
2in now and young enough to learn I hope.

Any more ideas or should I just pass one up?
Vicki

your trigger was taught that small fish are food, and also is going to
be subject to (i think) liver disease from eating freshwater fish.












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Old October 31st 03, 05:19 AM
Dragon Slayer
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"Charlie Spitzer" wrote in message
...
your trigger was taught that small fish are food, and also is going to be
subject to (i think) liver disease from eating freshwater fish.


they are sal****er molly's i dont think they will cause any liver problems
at all.

kc


 




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