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Old 01-17-2010, 11:59 AM   #11
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I`m kind of going along with the captain. Many a lawnmower blenny has starved to death because they rarely eat prepared foods. People get them for algea and when it runs out the starve to death. Did you by any chance see it eat at the LFS. That`s a good practice to establish. Was he eating anything in your tank. They are herbivores and need plenty of vegetable matter. Sounds like you cleared it up Captain. LOL
It was eating like crazy, anything I was giving (formula 1, Formula 2, mysis, brine shrimp etc.). Even last evening I saw it eat some chopped krill and squid.
This is what makes its death curious, it was very active, eating everything, looking perfect...
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Old 01-17-2010, 12:36 PM   #12
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That may be your biggest sign.. The beast is a herbivore. If he's actively eating anything non-plant it probably means there is not enough plant/algae material for his survival resulting in a slow starvation or lack of essential nutrients for survival.
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:09 PM   #13
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Ok. The lack of correct food can be the answer, although the aquarium has enough algae in my opinion.
But can this explain the sudden death?
Bad nutrition should have made the fish to show some signs before the death (like being lethargic, getting thin, diseased etc.) shouldn't it?
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:15 PM   #14
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One would think.. grasping here just like you are.

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Old 01-18-2010, 12:59 AM   #15
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Thnk god we got some pros here to help. Thanks Captain and melosu. I think Sharpie and I were starting to drown, hey Sharpie?
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Ok. Hope I no other fish will die.
Thank you all for the answers!
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Thnk god we got some pros here to help. Thanks Captain and melosu. I think Sharpie and I were starting to drown, hey Sharpie?
Clutching at straws!!

NB - you mentioned the tank has been set up for about 8 months, so there *should* have been enough algae for the guy to eat.

As Mitchell said - It could have just been his "time".
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Was he/she eating regularly. I had one that just stopped eating after a few months.
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