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Old 07-04-2012, 01:34 PM   #11
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Had one that wouldn't touch algae and my new guy will only eat it. He picks at my liverock constantly. He's now sifting the sand too so I'm assuming he's eating pods now. Great fish, every tank should have one...
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:35 PM   #12
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I've never had a lawnmower blenny that ate hair algae, or pods for that matter. Every one i've kept readily accepted whatever I fed the tank.
I'm glad to know they are able and willing to eat prep foods , I would like one that will do this as well, girl at the LFS said he would starve with out enough algae to eat.

I usually do a every other day feeding so if he is a hungry fellow I'm sure he will pick at some algae pods here and there.

Will all fish eat pods ? Cause my Flame angle is ALWAYS nipping at the rocks /gravel and I've wondered what's he eating since he avoids the hair algae like its spoiled milk lol
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Carey, that "pouch" belly is hilarious. Fat and happy! (in a non-condescending way )
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Carey, that "pouch" belly is hilarious. Fat and happy! (in a non-condescending way )
+1 that Blenny looks like he is the happiest fish in the world .... Maybe a slim fast diet before he explodes , dose he let anybody else eat 0_0. Hahaha really nice looking fish ^_^
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Thanks guys, all my fish seem to have weight issues. LOL My b/f asked me yesterday if they make diet fish food! rofl

But yeah, they will peck at the rocks for algae, mine "kisses" the front glass and leaves little kissie marks in the thin algae film before I mag float it away. I also clip a piece of seaweed several times a day in the tank, mostly for the tangs but he rips right into it too.

A healthy well fed reef tank can sustain a lawnmower with no problem in my opinion.
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Thanks guys, all my fish seem to have weight issues. LOL My b/f asked me yesterday if they make diet fish food! rofl

But yeah, they will peck at the rocks for algae, mine "kisses" the front glass and leaves little kissie marks in the thin algae film before I mag float it away. I also clip a piece of seaweed several times a day in the tank, mostly for the tangs but he rips right into it too.

A healthy well fed reef tank can sustain a lawnmower with no problem in my opinion.
I'm have no issues yet with any of my readings , still fine tuning my phosphates down ( really need a RO unit ) they are always below the .25 mark but are still giving me a slight change in color in my test. But my corals all seem to be healthy so it dose perplex me a little. Also my clam is doing fine and my scallop is 10 days in with no sign's of stress that I can notice. If the green hair algae is sucking it up I'm ok with that since I do like to look the green hair algae has when it " dances " in the water current.

So I am thinking I can support a Blenny at this point. Especially if I get one that will eat prep food ^_^.
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So ur pod tank is at room temp with just a bubble stick for water movement ?
yup ,
they multiply rather quick , water stays between 76 - 78
will have to see when it gets colder outside but so far so good
I use the turkey baster to suck some up and add to main tank easier that way
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yup ,
they multiply rather quick , water stays between 76 - 78
will have to see when it gets colder outside but so far so good
I use the turkey baster to suck some up and add to main tank easier that way
Man those turkey basters are awesome ! I use mine to remove canyo ^_^
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Reef tanks should be sold with basters, i use mine for everything...lol
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I use it to spot feed , blow off rock , transfer pods, ect
way to many tasks lol
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