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Old 02-09-2012, 10:22 AM   #1
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First loss in new tank...

As was the concern of several people on this site, I lost my red scooter blenny last night. I was warned by the smart people here after I bought it that it was not a good idea. I was assured by the LFS that it was eating prepared foods and that he would be ok. WRONG!! I 1. Will not go back to that LFS again and 2. Will take the advise of the awesome people at this site. So, I would like to get one more fish. What would be a good choice? I currently have an Algae blenny (will he be ok?), royal gramma, pair of percula clowns, and a cleaner shrimp. For corals I have a frogspawn, candy cane, torch, pulsing xenia and a GSP. It is a 29 gallon tank with 4 bulb t5ho, canister filter and 2 koralia 550 powerheads. Tank has been up for 6 weeks and cycled for 4 weeks. I would like something with some color and that will get along with my other fish. Readings in the tank are 0,0,5 and all other inhabitants are doing well. I feel like such an idiot that my trust in the LFS cost a beautiful fish its life. I should have trusted you and my gut. Sorry.
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:31 AM   #2
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Imo your already pushing your stocking limits but if you were gonna add another id stick with a small goby or another type of nano fish
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:46 AM   #3
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Will the algae blenny be ok or should I take him back to the LFS?
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:40 AM   #4
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Is the algae blenny eating? He should be fine...
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1 inch of fish per 10 gallons. 29 gallons and 3 fish. Sounds like a winning combo to me. If you ever lose one and looking for somethign new, chalk bass.
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Yeah the rule doesn't seem to apply in saltwater tho the fish might be an inch when you get them but could be three full grown. The pair of clowns alone is enough.
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I mean fully grown, not juvenile for inch per 10 gal. Sorry for confusion.
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:43 PM   #8
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Is the algae blenny eating? He should be fine...
I see him biting on the rocks and the glass. He is plump. When I got him I had one rock covered in algae. He cleaned that up in about a week. Now I am worried that I should maybe be supplementing with another food. I know he doesn't eat the pellets or brine when I feed. Do you agree with staying with the fish I have now? I do religious weekly water changes and canister maintenance.
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Mine does the same thing, he "kisses" the glass and everything to get food. As long as he is plump then you should be good. Have you tried flake food? Mine happens to eat anything, clams, mysis, brine etc... I also keep a clip of algae or seaweed in the tank and he eats that as well.
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I mean fully grown, not juvenile for inch per 10 gal. Sorry for confusion.
By that calculation, you would need an 80 gallon tank for a pair of 4 inch adult clownfish. Or three clown gobies for a 30 gallon tank. Or a 40 gallon tank for just one adult bicolor blenny. Do you get my drift? It's all about swimming patterns/behavior, consistantly good water parameters, and compatability. IMO you can throw that 10 gallon per inch rule in the toilet and flush repeatedly.
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