Impulsive Fish Purchase

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    noy

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    I was doing a bit of an overhaul as I replaced my return pump, cleaned out my sump/skimmer and all the different reactors. I noticed my biopellets turned black and had to drive to my LFS to pick some up. So while i'm there I noticed this little guy. He was the last one left in a shipment and the last one in the store. At the price I was offered - I had to buy him. I had always meant to buy a clown trigger but AFTER I had set up a predator tank. Well, I had to set up a rush quarantine tank. Now I need to set up a bigger makeshift temporary tank until I get the pred tank set up.
    He is still a baby at under 2". Very alert and very responsive to people in the room. Is it worth it - heck yes!!! love the little guy!

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    nice little guy.hope everything falls into place.
     
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    salt_for_brains Alabama Reefer VIP Member

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    Awesome fish, triggers are so cool!
     
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    Ahh that dreaded store visit where you go "Me wanty" I've done that a few times more than I care to admit. In fact, to the point where I ended up having three tanks set up "incase" I had an impulse lol.
     
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    I've never seen one of those but he is very cool looking.
     
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    Always a great fish. As it gets bigger, it's teeth will scare the crap out of you :p
     
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    beautiful fish!!!
     
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    awesome fish. always wanted one just don't have the right tank. good luck with everything and keep us posted
     
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    Also, be careful when doing stuff around the tank. I had a Bursa Trigger I was trying to sell for a while, and I went to catch another fish out of the tank he was in, and he jumped out and bit me on the wrist. He was only like 2.5-3", but it still hurt like hell.
     
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    I feed him pe Mysis using metal tongs. Sometimes he clamps onto the tongs and you can just feel how much force he can apply. A friend was tapping on the glass with her finger and he lunged at her finger - gave her a big scare!
    He is very responsive to people around the tank - tons of personality. Fast becoming a favorite.
    Just got a 60 gallon cube to keep him for a while until i'm ready for the predator tank build.
     
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    Sounds very cool. What will you keep with him though? I love my shrimp too much to do Triggers : )
     
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    Clown Triggers are one of the hardest fish for me to walk away from at my LFS. Someday I will get my big tank set up and it will be mine!

    Congrats, looks like a great fish!
     
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