Considering tank mates for Picasso Trigger today.

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  1. Newb73

    Newb73 Well-Known Member Partner Member 2018

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    A trio of Domino Damsels and a Javas Rabbit fish sound okay w a picasso?

    I know the joke for people looking for tamk mates for dominoes is always "a trigger"

    And if i go with these then it looks to me like an agressive butterfly is about the only remaining suitable addition to this motley crue???

    Standard 90G.
     
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    lion king Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    How big is he; they do grow slow so the 90 will be fine for years, but likely not his whole life. They can make good room mates when they are gotten at a smaller size and kept with proper tank mates. The rabbitfish will be fine, damsels as well. I'm not sure what you mean by an aggressive butterfly, they are only aggressive toward other butterflys; otherwise quite wimpy in regards to housing with a trigger. A raccoon might pull it off, maybe also look into a dwarf angel. Secret to keeping any trigger besides adequate tank size is not to crowd them. So you are correct in limiting your stock.
     
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    I looked at a Bicolor Angel today but surprisingly, my lfs store guy talked me out if it....said the dwarf angel wouldnt fare well with the picasso.

    The picasso is a little over 2 inches.
     
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    I wouldn't count him out, if you really like him; do some more research to see what you find. If he is around the same size and at least not smaller he should be fine. The only thing to be aware of is that they can be difficult to feed, so i would make sure he is eating well.
     
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    Oh i know.

    I had a bi-color dwarf in that very same tank for 5 years. He passed last spring. RIP.

    Mine eould eat zoas so having one ever go into a reef is a no-go but as a non reef safe fish they are among my favorite.
     
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    Quick update

    Picasso Trigger
    3x Domino Damsels
    Mated pair of Tomato clowns.
    Java Rabbit
    Box fish.

    The box fish hangs out in a small in tank refugium i store harvested Chaeto in before taking to to lfs so i may have too much flow in the tank for it.

    Other than that, all is well.

    Might add a few yellowtail damsels.

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