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JessPete
03-08-2009, 9:55 PM
Our new blue jaw trigger, "Batman". He's shy and halides are off, so pics are god awful. (My camera sucks for tank pics anyhow)

First pic I forgot to turn off the flash, but lets you peek at his color.

Smoothie
03-09-2009, 1:29 AM
Gorgeous male. That guy is gonna get big quick! You will never get tired of watching him swim and he will grow to eat anything. LFS had one that would even take out codium on arrival

grouper therapy
03-09-2009, 7:24 AM
He won't be shy very long. They are cool fish my got very personable . He would come to the glass and wait on food(not so special) but would spit water at you if you didn't produce some food.

JessPete
03-09-2009, 8:26 AM
Yeah, he was spitting at us at the store. He's eaten shrimp and squid practically out of my hands (tongs) and he was out and about a whole bunch last night.

jmaneyapanda
03-09-2009, 8:29 AM
Xanthicthys triggers rule. I had a big pair of crosshatches, sold them, and then regretted it. So, I got a smaller pair, and only ahd to give up ONE of my kidneys for them!! What a deal!!!

JessPete
03-09-2009, 8:36 AM
I saw your crosshatches. I'm not in that market yet! But maybe someday!

jmaneyapanda
03-09-2009, 8:44 AM
that picture was the old pair. The male was about 6-7" and the female like 6". My new pair, the male is about 4" and the female the same. The male is a really subdued male (not nearly ars vibrant as the big male and only a hint of red in the tail), buthis fins e=are edged in bright yellow and his tail has a slight orange hue.

dmahoney82
03-09-2009, 8:53 AM
Beautiful fish!

grouper therapy
03-09-2009, 9:07 AM
I have a sargassum now he is a little to friendly. He likes to taste my arm everytime it's am in the tank.

JessPete
03-09-2009, 9:20 AM
You must be yummy!

JessPete
03-15-2009, 8:12 PM
Trigger definitely isn't shy now!

Look, ma, two triggers!

weaglereefer
03-15-2009, 8:15 PM
I hope my boy grows up to be as beautiful as that one. Was it the one in Keen Reef?

ericmcj31
03-15-2009, 8:15 PM
Jess..BEAUTIFUL trigger (fish)! Just curious, b/c I'd love one in my reef, he doesn't bother anything like corals? or inverts?

weaglereefer
03-15-2009, 8:15 PM
eric, my blue jaw hasn't bothered a thing in the 2 months I've had him.

JessPete
03-15-2009, 8:24 PM
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/36389587@N04/3358549224/" title="P3110023 by JessPete, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3552/3358549224_37c9cecf9c.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="P3110023" /></a>
with flash.

I don't have any shrimp or anything. I have a snowflake eel. He doesn't bother corals at all. Got him from Tiff at Blue Planet. I love him!

ericmcj31
03-15-2009, 8:25 PM
cool find! how much do those guys run?

JessPete
03-15-2009, 8:28 PM
I saw one at fish scales for 56. I paid 72 after discount.

ericmcj31
03-15-2009, 8:29 PM
cool! thx. for the info!

weaglereefer
03-15-2009, 8:33 PM
I paid $50 at Tim's for mine (and that was before discount!).