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Old 07-03-2012, 10:49 PM   #1
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Just wondering how much these guys eat, I have some algae bloom behind some rocks and a bit of hair algae growing on my rocks wondering of this could support one . I like the fish and the fact that they clean up the place, but don't want one to starve
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:52 PM   #2
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they also eat pods ,seems mine never stops getting fat fast lol
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:19 PM   #3
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Some wont even eat much algae. Mine pigs out on mysis, brine, blender mush (talapia, shrimp, oysters, scallops) he will he flake, pellet, anything. Only thing ive never seen him eat is sheet algae lol.

Some can be real finicky eaters tho. I know for the first few months i had mine all he would eat was algae on the back glass and rocks. Never prepared food, worried me for a bit, then one day he starting just literally eating anything. He is fat as a pig now.
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Mine destroys all algae...now that my tank is algae free I'm assuming he's eating the pods.
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Cool I have a " ok " pod supply , decent algae for him to munch on , and I have a sun coral so mysis hits the tank every 2-3 days , and a brine for the fishes as a treat once and a while ^_^ . Glad to know they can be easier than I first guessed. Hopefully I don't fine a finicky one ^_^.
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be sure you replenish the pod supply often since it will diminish fast ,
they just eat and eat , I started raising my own just to keep up.
now I have a 10 gal tank split in half full of pods and brine shrimp ,
there not hard to raise at all just a bubble stick and a dark corner and a little micro algae to cling to and feed off of
never seen pods multiply so fast the brine is a close second
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:09 PM   #7
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Mine plows through any hair algae. If you have hair algae, don't feed him and let him eat all the algae first. Then you can introduce foods to him and he'll eat that as well.
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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.
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be sure you replenish the pod supply often since it will diminish fast ,
they just eat and eat , I started raising my own just to keep up.
now I have a 10 gal tank split in half full of pods and brine shrimp ,
there not hard to raise at all just a bubble stick and a dark corner and a little micro algae to cling to and feed off of
never seen pods multiply so fast the brine is a close second
So ur pod tank is at room temp with just a bubble stick for water movement ?
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My lawnmower also has never touched any pods lol. They usually eat regular algae and prepared foods for herbivores. Mine happens to eat everything including mysis, brine and even clams. Not picky at all. here is a shot of mine, quite the fattie!

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