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Old 10-10-2004, 06:31 PM   #1
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I bought a scooter blenny thinking it was a lawnmower blenny... now lawnmowers typically are algea eaters which is fine since I substitute algae anyways... Upon looking at pictures I realize he is actually a scooter blenny which are supposed to eat Pods or other live shrimp... this is a problem. I am not really sure where to get live shrimp around here and I don't think my 35# of LR really have any pods. They do have those hatchling shrimp eggs that you can hatch at petsmart but from what I hear that is only for baby fish. They will prob quickly get sucked down by my trigger and tang or get lost in the 55 before he ever gets them. What should I feed him?
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Old 10-10-2004, 06:42 PM   #2
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Well, I got mine to eat frozen, I also have a lot of pods in my system.
If he will not eat prepared food, I would return him. Unfortunately he will most likely starve.
Sorry....
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Old 10-10-2004, 06:50 PM   #3
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Stupid question but what does a Pod look like... there is a slight chance I have them and don't know it.
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Old 10-10-2004, 06:51 PM   #4
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Copepods look like tiny white dots on the glass, amphipods look like tiny shrimp - you can see them more often at night, scurrying around the sand.

There's a good link with pictures, but I don't have it on hand.
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Old 10-10-2004, 07:02 PM   #5
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Look in my gallery, there is a pick of some of my amphipods. I get them out of my prefilter. Thats when they like to eat.
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I will check my filter tonight... thanks...
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Old 10-10-2004, 07:38 PM   #7
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The best time to see them is a few hours after the tanks lights go out. Look with a flashlight.
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Old 10-13-2004, 08:24 PM   #8
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Mine eats frozen very well. I also have pods but he does stand in line for all you can eat frozen" marine cuisine".
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Mine also eats everything the fish eat. He's a real pig.

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I have one in my 150 tank at school and it eats krill that floats to the bottom.
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