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Grosvenor Tropicals fully endorsees the OATA's policy on the humane  treatment of livestock. We may refuse any sale where we believe that a customer cannot provide a suitable environment for care of that species.

We do not supply Goldfish for use as prizes at Fetes, Fun Fairs or other events.


Triggerfish, of which there are about 40 species, are mainly costal or shallow reef fish, although several species are sub-tropical. There are in fact some which are common in the Mediterranean and seen in harbours and inlets around the costs of Spain and France.


The Family gets it name from the fish's ability to lock the fist two spines of it's dorsal fin as protection against predators or to "wedge" it's self into crevices. The first spine can only be released by depressing the second (trigger) spine.

They are generally equipped with a good set of teeth to deal with their typical diet of slow-moving, bottom dwelling crustaceans, mollusks, sea urchins and other echinoderms, generally creatures with protective shells and spines. Assets which they can use with great effect when protecting their breeding territory, as many a scuba diver can attest to.

Because of their diet they are generally unsuitable for reef tanks with a few exceptions. The Blue Throat and Pink Tail Triggers won't disturb Corals but may eat Shrimps, Crabs and Clams. As always there are no certainties, as many of our customers will know WE have triggers on many of our Coral display tanks, even a Picasso in our 90cm "softie" display.


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Huma Huma Triggerfish

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