Does anyone else's trigger grunt at them?

julianp

New member
I've had a 6" pinktail trigger for the past two months and in the past week he has begun "grunting" and clicking at me whenever I feed him :rollface:. The first time I heard it I thought I was going crazy, but he's done it numerous times since.

Have any of you heard a trigger do this before? It's pretty strange.

-Julian
 

Wolverine

Premium Member
It's a very common behavior in triggers. Just wait until he starts spitting at you when he's hungry.

Dave
 

LisaD

That's not a salmon
Team RC
mine does it. I had a disease outbreak in my tank, looked like velvet - only two fish of the six were sick, but they were looking really bad. they were a pink tail trigger and dogface puffer.

I didn't have a treatment tank big enough for all the fish and eels, so was not able to let the display lie fallow. I made the choice to treat the 120 gallon, bare bottom, FOWLR tank with quinine sulfate, and gave the trigger and the puffer daily formalin dips for a couple weeks.

Every single time I took the trigger out for a dip, he grunted. Over time, as he recovered, I could tell he was feeling better because he grunted more/louder and got harder to net.
 

paveking1

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I have a golden heart trigger he does it all the , Sounds like a mantis hitting on a glass tank , can here it 20' away . He loves to soak me everytime i open the top , carry shampoo just in case.LOL>
 

julianp

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11623079#post11623079 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Wolverine
It's a very common behavior in triggers. Just wait until he starts spitting at you when he's hungry.

Dave

Haha! One of his tank-mates is a porcupine puffer (the dude in my avatar) who is capable of spitting water 8 feet away from the tank when I open the canopy door. At feeding time, I have to rush to give him food quickly and before everyone else, otherwise I get soaked. I can manage well enough with one fish spitting at me, but with two, feeding is going to be quite the task.
 

thor32766

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yeah the sounds they make are awesome. We should all be happy they arent the size of sharks!!! otherwise we wouldnt be able to set foot in the ocean!
 
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