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Old 01/09/2008, 07:00 PM   #1
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tank mate for undulated trigger

I have a 100gal, with tonga branch and substrate that houses a 5in undulated trigger.
what type of wrasse ( around 7in in size) would go with this female trigger?


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Old 01/09/2008, 09:29 PM   #2
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None in my opinion.


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Old 01/09/2008, 09:35 PM   #3
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A nice big Rock!

They don't tend to play nice, but if you want a Lunar wrasse maybe?


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Old 01/09/2008, 10:56 PM   #4
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I know of some lunar wrasse that might be able to hold their own, how long has the trigger been kept isolated?


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Old 01/10/2008, 12:11 AM   #5
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Vampire pseudochromis!!


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Old 01/10/2008, 12:50 AM   #6
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I housed one with a 2.5' snowflake eel just fine.


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Old 01/10/2008, 11:51 PM   #7
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I'm pretty sure I've seen one with a sulfer head moray those are real mean


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Old 01/11/2008, 07:39 AM   #8
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If that undulated is alone in that tank, he's going to be hard-pressed to let anyone else in there.

As for a wrasse, a sensible choice would be the lunar due to it's speed and activity level. That's not saying it won't be stressed if the undulated decided to chase it relentlessly.

I work at a LFS, and we've had a 4" undulated trigger brought back 4 times already due to agressiveness. Just thought I should let ya know.


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Old 01/11/2008, 03:17 PM   #9
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How long has the undulated been in there. If he has been in the tank a couple months he probably thinks that tank is his. What you could try is to add 3 fish at once. That's what I do. Spreads out the hostility. Maybe try a lunar wrasse, a grouper, and a puffer. All will be pretty capable of a good defense.


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Old 01/11/2008, 03:44 PM   #10
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Maybe try a lunar wrasse, a grouper, and a puffer.
are you serious? in a 75???


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Old 01/11/2008, 04:02 PM   #11
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I thought he said 100g which is 6' by 18" tank


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Old 01/11/2008, 07:34 PM   #12
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I beleive

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I thought he said 100g which is 6' by 18" tank
He did !


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Old 01/11/2008, 08:36 PM   #13
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shes been it the 100gal for around 4 months, started out with some damasles to keep her amoused, they disappeared in around a month, i would rearrange the tonga branch be for i put another fish in with her.


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Old 01/12/2008, 10:56 AM   #14
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A 100G is a 5' tank not 6.

Carnavor, I'd just leave her alone; adding tankmates would be a waste of money at this point.


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Old 01/12/2008, 01:52 PM   #15
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72x18x18=100g. There is probably a 5' version also. I assumed she meant the 6'. Anyways she still could add 3 fish with that water volume.


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Old 01/12/2008, 01:53 PM   #16
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None. thats probably the meanest fish we can keep in this hobby.


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Old 01/12/2008, 03:13 PM   #17
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maybe some XL damsels those are mean as hell


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Old 01/12/2008, 03:31 PM   #18
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good food too


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Old 01/12/2008, 04:45 PM   #19
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had this from an old fish magazine




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Old 01/12/2008, 05:24 PM   #20
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don't do it. The trigger will kill anything you add to that tank


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Old 01/13/2008, 07:20 PM   #21
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I babysat an Undy who shared a 220 with a Fimbriated Eel, they seemed to tolerate each other....I would not recommend it though, I think the owner was just lucky they didn't kill each other...I agree with the post that said a rock makes the best tank mate for an Undy.


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Old 01/14/2008, 08:00 AM   #22
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What about removing the undy to a seperate tank for a couple weeks maybe while youadd another aggressive fish in so he establishes a territory first? Or try the old eggcrate trick, but honestly, I don't think it will work. These are just suggestions, really I believe the undy should be in a tank all by itself unfortunately, or I would have one. I wonder how they do in the ocean, there must not be a fish within a few square yards of them!


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Old 01/14/2008, 01:47 PM   #23
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I personally have an undulant trigger in with a 2' snowflake,a 2' green wolf eel, a black trigger, a squirrl fish, a panther grouper with no trouble at all I just made sure there was enough hiding places for them. been like this for a year now with no problems!!


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Old 01/14/2008, 05:16 PM   #24
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some reefers say a sohal tang??


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Old 01/14/2008, 06:15 PM   #25
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Sohals need much more swimming room than a 100 gal tank. I still think you should keep him alone in that tank.


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