Anyone able to house a clown trigger for me for a couple months lmk it's only and inch long and has figured out that coral is tasty. I have an agressive tank but i know my puffer will eat him in one night so i need to grow him out a bit.
my puffer ate 5 damsels around 2'' in one night. I feed him a 1''x2'' piece of krill everyday so i don't think he starving just doesn't seem very friendly to new fish. The puffer is around 6'' maybe a little larger now. I haven't tried introducing them, yet but i'm getting the itch cause it's ate two zoa colonies and part of a clam. It broke a pocillipora colony in two. Actually worked out in my favor since I was going to split it anyway.
What type of puffer is it? Stars & Stripes, Porcupine, Dogface?
Sounds like you have a puffer with a bit of flare. I would not house him with any corals that you don't want to lose because it's a pretty safe bet he'll get to them.
Generally, Puffers and non-planktonic (spelling) Triggers do not do well in reef environments because of their propensity to bite rock and other items. As for the Clam, that's like putting a steak dinner in front of your dog and expecting him not to eat it when you leave the house
Please don't take this the wrong way, but I would do a little more research on the clown trigger and puffers. There is some good information out there.
the puffer is in an agressive tank with a snowflake eel. The 1'' clown trigger is in my reef tank. I did my research and almost everything said that most juv. are ok with some corals. I just decided it was safer to put him in and have him chow down some corals than risk him getting eaten by the puffer. After hearing jeffie I have decided to put the trigger in the agressive tank before i lose another zoa colony. I appreciate your comments though any advice helps.