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Old 09-05-2008, 06:03 PM   #1
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how to know when i can add more fish ?

how do i know when i can add more fish to my tank. i want to do this right so i dont shock and crash my tank. how long should you wait in between adding fish i have a 36 gal tank and i have my cleanup crew + a skunk shrim and 2 clown ( 1 jumped out and died this morning) so now 1 clown...... how long should i wait or how do i know when i can get another fish. and would i lawnmower blenny "count" since hes a sand siffter? thanks again guys
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What are your water readings?
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Sorry to say a Lawnmower blenny is not a sand sifter. They eat micro algea unless you can get it to eat prepared foods.
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sorry about that ya its an algae eater i was looking at a sand sifter but then bought a lawnmower blenny this evening. hesd definately not cleaning at the lfs he was under a rock and thats all hes doing in mine hiding under the rock instead of cleaning my green hair algae lol

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Make sure you can get him eating frozen foods or when the HA is gone, he can possibly starve.
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Old 09-05-2008, 09:29 PM   #6
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alright so just feeding my other fish frozen will he still get what makes it to the bottom or do i have to direct feed him
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Add a blenny or goby. Plenty to choose from. I'd say you were OK to add a fish. But forget the lawnmower IMO.

BTW, what kinda frozen food u using?
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its frozen brine with the greens and what doe you mean by forget the lawnmower... i already have it. i wanted to get a scooter personaly the lawnmower ( not so pretty) lol
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It's just that I"ve seen and heard of so many lawnmowers that die after the hair algae is gone.

What's frozen brine with greens btw?
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its called spiruina brine shrimp
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