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1ucky
06/17/2009, 06:22 PM
I recently came across a 6" Queen Trigger from an establish tank for a price that they charge for a baby Picasso Trigger:p . My question is, will it be a good/bad idea to add him as a first fish in my new 270G FOWLR?

triggerfreak
06/17/2009, 06:29 PM
It is a 50/50 chance it will be ok.But for the most part at that size you should be ok.And for a price like that i would jump on it.they are pretty hard to come by latley.You will need to show us a pic when you get her.

Recty
06/17/2009, 06:30 PM
Depends on your stocking list, but usually adding a 6" queen trigger as your very first fish means you'll have a hard time adding anything else, ever.

It's about backwards of how you should do it.

kirkaz
06/17/2009, 06:30 PM
Hmmm, wonder why the current owner is getting rid of it?

What kind of fish do you currently have?

1ucky
06/17/2009, 06:39 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15211720#post15211720 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by triggerfreak
It is a 50/50 chance it will be ok.But for the most part at that size you should be ok.And for a price like that i would jump on it.they are pretty hard to come by latley.You will need to show us a pic when you get her.

I'm getting some more info on it before I take the big step:D ....I'll post a pic if I end up getting her.....

danorth
06/17/2009, 06:39 PM
The one I have is a bit over 5", about 5.5", it is so small...I don't think there would be a problem. I have had a few differnt ones over the days and I don't think you will with that size. But if you go and have a few months go by before adding anything else, perhaps you could, but again, 6" isn't very big for a queen.

1ucky
06/17/2009, 06:40 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15211730#post15211730 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by kirkaz
Hmmm, wonder why the current owner is getting rid of it?

What kind of fish do you currently have?

Current owner is breaking down the tank...Has been in the tank for about a year.....

triggerfreak
06/17/2009, 06:46 PM
I grew my last queen trigger from 2" to 12' and the only fish she ever bothered were a female crosshatch and a male bluethroat.Something to do with that body style.But i had no aggression from her till she was about 11".And she never bothered any new additions and your tank is bigger then mine.I am with dan you should be fine.

1ucky
06/17/2009, 06:49 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15211830#post15211830 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by triggerfreak
I grew my last queen trigger from 2" to 12' and the only fish she ever bothered were a female crosshatch and a male bluethroat.Something to do with that body style.But i had no aggression from her till she was about 11".And she never bothered any new additions and your tank is bigger then mine.I am with dan you should be fine.

Cool, I'll keep this in mind.....

1ucky
06/17/2009, 07:14 PM
So much for the great deal...The price just went upto what it's really worth. At this point I'm going to sit and wait....

saltyguy51
06/17/2009, 07:26 PM
I thought Queens were terrors!

danorth
06/17/2009, 07:26 PM
Out with it, how much...

triggerfreak
06/17/2009, 07:29 PM
yeah when they are 15" + just like any other trigger that size.Most of them are not mean although you do have the exception as with any fish.<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15212062#post15212062 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by saltyguy51
I thought Queens were terrors!

1ucky
06/17/2009, 07:36 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15212063#post15212063 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by danorth
Out with it, how much...

Asking $120.....

danorth
06/17/2009, 07:45 PM
That isn't bad for a captive kept fish. If it is thick and with good color, that is pretty average. If really 6", it would fetch about $100 around here in CA, so for $20 more you're getting a time tested fish....hell tax is about 8 of those 20 in my area.

1ucky
06/17/2009, 07:49 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15212175#post15212175 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by danorth
That isn't bad for a captive kept fish. If it is thick and with good color, that is pretty average. If really 6", it would fetch about $100 around here in CA, so for $20 more you're getting a time tested fish....hell tax is about 8 of those 20 in my area.

From the pics, he looks like he needs some good feeding; I'll keep you posted as to what happens...

saltyguy51
06/17/2009, 07:51 PM
Its only worth what someone will pay! If it doesnt sell right away make him an offer.

danorth
06/17/2009, 07:54 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15212211#post15212211 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by saltyguy51
Its only worth what someone will pay! If it doesnt sell right away make him an offer.

I was thinking the same thing earlier in the thread, and I would pay $120 if it was looking right and I couldn't find one elsewhere.

Tell him $100 and that it looks skinny. Nothing prazipro and pellets can fix.

1ucky
06/17/2009, 07:59 PM
I already put in an offer and waiting to hear back.....I can get this fish locally without any issues, so that is why I'm not rushing....

jmccown
06/17/2009, 08:14 PM
I'd jump on it man. Seriously. You don't know what I have went through to get mine. They are incredibly hard to come by nowadays. I finally got if from Diver's Den and paid more than that for mine and it is 5" Brazilian Queen Trigger.

1ucky
06/17/2009, 08:17 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15212352#post15212352 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by jmccown
I'd jump on it man. Seriously. You don't know what I have went through to get mine. They are incredibly hard to come by nowadays. I finally got if from Diver's Den and paid more than that for mine and it is 5" Brazilian Queen Trigger.

I know the feeling;) ....

barbianj
06/17/2009, 08:20 PM
Nothing prazipro and pellets can fix.

That's exactly what I was thinking.

jmccown
06/22/2009, 04:42 AM
any updates on the queen trigger?

1ucky
06/22/2009, 04:07 PM
Not as of yet....But it looks like he'll give in eventually:D ....No one has a suitable tank for that kind of fish where he's trying to sell it.....