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Old 11-29-2004, 11:07 PM   #11
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i ve had one in my 75 for amonth and a halfish. honestly when I came back from a trip i was kinda woried that my family had bought it. The other day i turned the light on at night and my purplefirefish was laying on the ground behind the rock right under the coral banded. I was so mad until he started swimming so i guess i judged the little guy. He always goes to his territory in a little hole two seconds after the lights turned out and when i saw him half way across the tank (I could only see the tip of his tail) it really worried me. I guess he is pretty interesting now. He really only "attacks" when a fish gets in his territory but you can barely call it an attack. Maybe you killed him for eating a dead fish or maybe he did kill it. Either way Im sure the lfs would take him back.
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Old 11-30-2004, 07:08 AM   #12
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Don't cbs also provide cleaner services? Might not be seeing "attacks" at all. In any case, it is generally better karma to isolate and find a new home for incompatible tank mates.
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Old 11-30-2004, 07:16 AM   #13
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Sorry, I have to agree with the consencus here. CBs did not ask to be in your aquarium.
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Old 11-30-2004, 07:43 AM   #14
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You did what?

I too, am sorry for your loss, but that sort of behavior seems highly irresponsible to me, if not downright cruel. :|

Personal feelings and past history aside, what kind of invert are you looking for? Ornamental or clean up? Anything else to be avoided?

In all honesty, I'm a bit hesitant to suggest anything for fear it might meet the same fate - stress for you, aggravation for you, and no picnic for the invert either.
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Old 11-30-2004, 09:32 AM   #15
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I very seriously doubt that a CBS could take out a healthy LM Blenny. I've got a CBS and it is always pecking at my fish, crabs and snails. The thing is, he can't really do much of anything to them and he is way bigger than my jawfish that he tries to get. My clown took off one of his legs a few weeks back when he got to close to my RBTA....... CBS are Harmless.

You probably have a bigger problem than the shrimp you killed. Either that, or the blenny starved to death (which is highly likely).
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Old 11-30-2004, 10:29 AM   #16
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i think the lm blenny asked for lasic surgery and you stopped it half way thru
seriously though ya could of posted a cbs for free on this site alot of people would have paid the shipping to take him from you ! bad move on your part
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Old 11-30-2004, 11:01 AM   #17
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Well... I would say that you kinda need to relax a bit. Crushing an animals legs and flushing it down a drain is rather cruel and irresponsible.

My CBS is a bit defensive. He doesn't like the fish getting to close and he will turn and face them, spread out his arms, and try to scare them off. He has never tried to attack them and I have yet to hear of one attacking other tankmates. My CBS really hates my net more than anything!

It is most likely that your Blenny died from some other cause and your CBS was just cleaning up. Now you need to try and figure out what your Bleeny died from.
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Old 11-30-2004, 03:46 PM   #18
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Oh NO Here comes the CBS Police..........................
I had one and it was a killer also. I put in a bicolor blenny and as soon as it hit the tank the CBS was on him and grabbed him by the tail, I had to poke him with a dowel to get it to let go. The Bi color was doing well and eating. I saw the CBS go after him several times during a week. Then one morning I did not see the Bicolor, I looked all over and then i saw him 8O .... He was being eaten by the CBS
I caught the CBS and took him back to the LFS.
I would not consider a CBS as a cleaner like a skunk cleaner. There more of a scavenger shrimp IMO.
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Old 11-30-2004, 06:40 PM   #20
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Sorry, but stuff like your behavior makes me mad. The blenny probably was already dead and the CBS was providing you a clean-up service.
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