I’d like to add a Niger trigger
to my 200-gallon fish-only
tank, which currently houses a
elfish, snowflake moray, freckled
hawkfish, blackbar soldierfish, and moon
wrasse. Will I run into any compatibility
problems if I add this fish?
this behavior endearing and also a good
You’ll know right away if something is
wrong with your royal gramma, as they tend
to exhibit ill health or the effects of poor water
quality by losing their vibrant colors. Hence,
they are a good early indicator of declining
Considering the size of your
tank and the current inhabitants
in it, you shouldn’t create any
compatibility problems by
Niger triggerfish Odonus niger.
As triggers go, O. niger is fairly peaceful,
and unlike many of its cousins, it is usually
trustworthy when kept in a community of
keeping any triggerfish, be respectful of those
powerful teeth, as triggers—even the more
peaceful species—are not above biting the
hand that feeds them!
larger fishes. Still, the odd specimen has been
known to behave outside the norm by turning
on its tankmates, so you’ll want to keep a
close eye on your specimen just in case. When
The Niger or red-tooth triggerfish Odonus niger.