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calvin415
03/10/2006, 09:14 PM
Okay Todd,

I did it tonight, went and got a baby female Blue Jaw for my SPS reef. I just put her in so she's hiding for now, but I'll get a pic as soon as I can. If she becomes a terror I'll be calling on you. :)

Guess this means, my basement needs to get into full swing! :D

Deuce67
03/10/2006, 09:29 PM
Boy that was quick. It wasnt there 1 1/2 hr ago when I was there.

calvin415
03/10/2006, 10:07 PM
LOL! Yeah, Rachel had her little party and I went to SeaScape! Sage said that they had her for about 2 months, everyone wants the Males, so she gave me a good deal on her. :)

racer69
03/11/2006, 09:56 PM
Cool, I can get any ornery fish out, just get my tiny hook and some tippet. I hope she works for you though.

racer69
03/11/2006, 09:58 PM
I do believe the blue jaw is one of the better candidates for a reef. Keep your finger crossed.

murfman
03/12/2006, 12:44 PM
lol I went there and bought the Tiger Jaw Fish and two Two Spot Gobies (for the Seahorse tank). Ran into the new guy, Stu, from John's meeting there as well. He made the comment about being spontaneous and spending money. I told him that Sage and Jim love it when we are spontaneous ;=).

I really want to get a Trigger (after seeing the Crosshatch in the Tank of the month) but I think with my current bioload that it would be too much. What are your opinons? BTW, I do have the go ahead for a 300 gallon but, it would have to be the right deal. I am not going to go to debters prison where I would not be able to enjoy it. If I find the right deal, then I'd go for it.

calvin415
03/13/2006, 09:58 AM
Sweet!!! Sage has a small Sargassum for 120 that would look great and should be a model citizen... It's still small so bioload shouldn't be a factor, but you've got plenty of room to add more live rock in your sump if you needed it. :)

Can't wait to see what you find for a 300 gallon. I think I'm going to actually build my own tank in the basement when it get's finished. Glass seems to be very affordable (other than starphire) so think I'm going to go that route when the time comes. Probably 72x48x24 360g but may 84x48x24 418g... I'll be looking for you to help me build a steel frame for the bottom and top of the tank, I don't trust silicone alone. :) Priced the glass on glasscages.com (I hope I can beat that locally) but based on those prices tank should be under 600 bucks to build!

BLUEMANDJ
03/13/2006, 12:35 PM
Just to make sure.. You are talking about a blue spot jawfish right?


If so.... and.... if she doen't work out...... I have a 29 gal thank that would be all hers.

calvin415
03/13/2006, 01:02 PM
No he's talking about a Tiger jaw fish... They had two of them when I was in there.

calvin415
03/13/2006, 02:22 PM
Or are you talking about my Female Blue Jaw? It's a trigger not a jawfish...

COreefer
03/14/2006, 01:12 AM
Sweet!!! Sage has a small Sargassum for 120 that would look great and should be a model citizen... It's still small so bioload shouldn't be a factor, but you've got plenty of room to add more live rock in your sump if you needed it.

Not anymore!! :D

I picked up the Sargassum yesterday...

racer69
03/14/2006, 09:01 AM
Eric, how is your Trigger doing. You don't have any missing inverts do you? lol Has she come out of hiding yet?

calvin415
03/14/2006, 09:09 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=6949791#post6949791 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by COreefer
Not anymore!! :D

I picked up the Sargassum yesterday...

Dude! Where did you put it? That fish is awesome!

calvin415
03/14/2006, 09:10 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=6950879#post6950879 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by racer69
Eric, how is your Trigger doing. You don't have any missing inverts do you? lol Has she come out of hiding yet?

She's doing good so far, came out of hiding last night and ate some mysis, hasn't touched anything else yet. :)

COreefer
03/14/2006, 01:11 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=6950935#post6950935 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by calvin415
Dude! Where did you put it? That fish is awesome!

She's in my 120...the only thing about it is that this fish does not have a red tail like other sargassum I see diving. I used to own one but it outgrew my 46 way back in the day.

johnstelting
03/14/2006, 01:24 PM
My niger trigger wouldn't come out of hiding for anything, including food, until I put a yellow tang (about the same size as the trigger) into the tank. He hasn't hide since.... Some reefers told me his was just scared until he saw another big fish in my tank.

calvin415
03/14/2006, 01:26 PM
She looked like she had some red on the tail when I saw her??? You have to post some pics! Excellent score!

racer69
03/14/2006, 02:01 PM
Eric, you also need to post some pics of the new edition.

calvin415
03/14/2006, 03:28 PM
Took some last night, but she was half hidden by rock work. I'll try to get some better ones tonight and post. :)

Deuce67
03/14/2006, 04:17 PM
Dang you guys! All this talk about triggers and now I want one!

calvin415
03/14/2006, 04:23 PM
Come on Russ! Everyone else is doing it! LOL!!!

racer69
03/14/2006, 04:32 PM
Not me, my bio-load is right where I want it. Well for now anyway.

COreefer
03/14/2006, 05:24 PM
I regreted ever parting with my last Sargassum...I affectionately call him/her "Mickie"

http://reefcentral.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=159711

Sargassum are by far my favorite of all fish...just check out my dive pics sometime, they are the most personable fish I have ever encountered.

Can anyone post this into the thread?? I can only provide a link to it in my gallery.

Deuce67
03/14/2006, 07:15 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=6953841#post6953841 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by calvin415
Come on Russ! Everyone else is doing it! LOL!!!

Not yet. But Im calling dibs on yours when it outgrows your 40!:D

Deuce67
03/14/2006, 07:19 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=6953912#post6953912 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by racer69
Not me, my bio-load is right where I want it. Well for now anyway.

Cmon Todd! Havent you read the latest trend? There is better growth and colors in corals if you have a heavy biolad. Thats if your husbandry and equiptment is good. Im actually being serious here bud. Too clean of a tank is not good. Im not gonna do it but it seems thats the fashion I have been reading.

murfman
03/14/2006, 11:38 PM
"Too clean of a tank is not good. Im not gonna do it but it seems thats the fashion I have been reading."

Guess I don't have to worry about that, do I? lol

I snoozed and Eric L. beat me too it. Nice score Eric.

racer69
03/15/2006, 08:50 AM
Russ, with the amount of food I feed my fish I'm thinking my tank is plenty dirty. Well a little dirty. I believe that if you have to clean your glass once a week, you have just the right amount of nutrients in there. At least it has been working for me.


Here is your image Eric.:rollface:

http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500/35418Mickie.jpg

racer69
03/15/2006, 08:54 AM
By the way Eric, that is a beautiful trigger. Is that your old one or your new one. I think that is a male in the pic. The male have a little red on their tails.

calvin415
03/15/2006, 09:28 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=6955103#post6955103 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Deuce67
Not yet. But Im calling dibs on yours when it outgrows your 40!:D

Might be sooner than I hope, I came home tonight and she had some scrapes on her head... I hope I don't have too much rock work for her... :( I see if she recovers or gets worse. If she keeps banging into stuff she might be headed your way Russ.

COreefer
03/15/2006, 12:51 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=6958864#post6958864 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by racer69
By the way Eric, that is a beautiful trigger. Is that your old one or your new one. I think that is a male in the pic. The male have a little red on their tails.

Thanks Todd...that is the new one. From my research though these fish are not sexually dimorphic (unlike bluejaws). Most likely this fish is or Jamaican or Dominican origin as they tend to have less to no red in their tails.

calvin415
03/30/2006, 10:53 PM
Here's some updated shots that I've been promising for too long. :D

Here she is hiding when I first got her...
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y242/calvin415/DSCN2013.jpg

And some more active shots...
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y242/calvin415/DSCN2029.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y242/calvin415/DSCN2028.jpg

And more detailed pics
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y242/calvin415/DSCN2035.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y242/calvin415/DSCN2038.jpg

And some new full tank shots...
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y242/calvin415/DSCN2036.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y242/calvin415/DSCN2037.jpg

racer69
03/31/2006, 08:24 AM
That is definitely a cool fish in a reef! You guys have me thinking that I want one now. I guess if I happen on to one, I will give it a try.

calvin415
03/31/2006, 02:13 PM
Do it! Everyone else is! :) LOL!!!

murfman
04/01/2006, 08:03 AM
yep, we sure did!

calvin415
05/08/2006, 08:14 AM
Well if any of you were doubting that you can remove a fish from your tank with a hook instead of a net you should have been at my place yesterday... :) Fish traps are a thing of the past and there was no way to get a net in the tank. Todd came up with hook in hand and in about 2 minutes had my trigger in a bag for transport. :D She's been just perfect in my tank, but the bio load was causing a diatom bloom so it was time. She's happy in the 75 she's in now, and over the next few months will be upgraded to a RR125.

murfman
05/08/2006, 09:27 AM
I didn't believe it until I saw her fly across the room. It was amazing that a hook that small works!

normanviking
06/21/2006, 04:24 PM
What is the hook method? And how can you tell the male and female bluejaws apart? thanks, Dan Nice pics btw

Crit21
06/21/2006, 05:10 PM
Todd, what test is the line? Rod type? Dod you use a steel leader? Bait type? Do you need a special stamp for the fishing license? When is the season? Is it just catch-and-release?

calvin415
06/21/2006, 08:04 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7603227#post7603227 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by normanviking
What is the hook method? And how can you tell the male and female bluejaws apart? thanks, Dan Nice pics btw

Blue Jaw is really easy, different color pattern...

http://a1272.g.akamai.net/7/1272/1121/20011219211926/www.liveaquaria.com/images/products/large/pw74851bluethroat_trigger.jpg

normanviking
06/21/2006, 11:33 PM
Awesome, I do have a male. Thanks for the info.