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Leishman
01/21/2006, 03:45 PM
Here are my new Crosshatch Triggers. They have been in the tank since Wednesday and are now starting to come out and have a look around.

These are the best pic's I could get. It's is the 1st time the male has ventured out (thanks to cyclop-eeze).

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a16/p96531/DSCN3448.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a16/p96531/DSCN3453.jpg

Tremelle
01/21/2006, 05:10 PM
Beautiful triggers. What are their sizes? Where did you purchase them? What are the other tankmates? I have been considering a pair for my 215.

JENnKerry
01/21/2006, 05:27 PM
Are they in a reef? Beautiful fish :)

dirtyreefer
01/21/2006, 05:29 PM
Gorgeous pair! Congrats :D

Kent E
01/21/2006, 08:48 PM
Are they in a reef? Look at the pic.

Leishman
01/22/2006, 09:45 AM
They are reef safe. The male is 7" and the female is 6" and I got them form a local reefer in trade for frags.

Thanks for the comments

nellahtes
01/22/2006, 01:57 PM
they look great. i just got a little 4 in male yesterday. he has quite a personality. always comes to the top and spits water at people.

nbd13
01/22/2006, 02:47 PM
socal1- where did you find a 4" male? i have always seen them come in at 6-7" plus....

thanks

Nick

nellahtes
01/22/2006, 03:40 PM
i know a diver in hawaii and he got me one. they are hard to find that small. it took along time to get one for me.

nbd13
01/22/2006, 03:42 PM
intresting....

thanks for the info.

Nick

jda
01/23/2006, 02:27 PM
I have a 3.5" male too. They are harder to get and you don't know for sure if they will be male or female.

Once they get used to you, they are super hardy and harldy ever hide. It takes a few days though.

nbd13
01/23/2006, 03:33 PM
jda- where did you get your tiny guy from?

thanks

Nick

moonpod
01/23/2006, 03:41 PM
OOOHHH yah! I've been looking high and low for little guys. They got a bunch in recently but they're all monsters!

Vili_Shark
01/23/2006, 10:05 PM
Moonpod,
saw them recently in LA wholseller.
The only small ones I saw were around 2.5-3" females, but they were with much larger males and only sold as a pair.
They're becoming more and more common the last couple of months.

nellahtes
01/23/2006, 10:07 PM
females yo ucan get small. its the males that are hard to get small.

Leishman
01/24/2006, 07:04 AM
Well they have been in the tank 6 days and are aclimated to my tank. They are eating anything I drop in the tank. The female is a lot more active and attacks food, while the male hides more and eats at a much more relaxed pace. The colors are also starting to pop. I wish these guys were smaller, at least I have a 250g tank.

jda
01/24/2006, 07:31 AM
I got my little male from the good LFS near by. It was cheap too... as far as crosshatches go. I am lucky to have such a good LFS only 10 minutes away.

WayneL333
01/24/2006, 07:59 AM
great looking pair leishman. do you have clams in your system? i've always wanted a pair for my reef and actually had a male once, but it bit (not nipped) at my clam mantles.

i've seen others with crosshatch in their reef systems with clams and they've never bothered them at all. i guess it's hit or miss.

moonpod
01/24/2006, 08:13 AM
Wayne is that a rhomoidalis in your avatar???

Leishman
01/24/2006, 09:14 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=6573554#post6573554 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by WayneL333
great looking pair leishman. do you have clams in your system? i've always wanted a pair for my reef and actually had a male once, but it bit (not nipped) at my clam mantles.

i've seen others with crosshatch in their reef systems with clams and they've never bothered them at all. i guess it's hit or miss.

No clams, my Blue Face Angel would be all over them. He/she was awsome at wiping out my leftover unwanted Zo's

jda
01/24/2006, 09:37 AM
I have 2 maximas, 1 crocea and a blue-rim deresa with my xhatch and it leaves them alone. That is wierd about the difference in specimins

nellahtes
01/24/2006, 02:34 PM
i also have 2 maximas and doesnt pay them a bit of attention.

WayneL333
01/24/2006, 04:22 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=6573647#post6573647 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by moonpod
Wayne is that a rhomoidalis in your avatar???

YUP

Leishman
01/27/2006, 07:35 AM
Well the female is aggressively feeding now. Last night I was doing some fragging when she bit the &^#* out of my little finger. Two puncture wounds, both drew blood. It was a shock as she hit so fast and hard.

Women!

Vili_Shark
01/27/2006, 11:09 AM
Well, lucky its not a Queen trigger.