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Old 10-24-2004, 11:28 AM   #1
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Lawnmower Blenny not eating

Lawnmower Blenny in QT about 4 days ago. Into the QT I put Nori on an algae clip, clumps of hair algae from main tank, three rocks from sump with algae and caulerpa on them. I've also tried all different flake foods I have and nothing so far.

Al he does is perch on a rock and watch me

Any ideas what to try next?

If I see him going thin, I'll have to chance it and end QT early. Something I don't really want to do.
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"But then again, fish do tend to eat one another. I often wonder ... if fish get awfully tired of seafood? What are your thoughts Hobson?"
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Old 10-24-2004, 11:35 AM   #2
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Try frozen, mine liked it in qt. Also a plastic plant for him to hide under. He may be nervous.
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Old 10-24-2004, 11:41 AM   #3
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yes the lawnmower blenny I got took almost a couple weeks for him to really start munchin down. now he's all good
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OK, he's got two PVC pipes to hide in, which he's been in, but he seems to prefer perching on the rock. Go figure.
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"But then again, fish do tend to eat one another. I often wonder ... if fish get awfully tired of seafood? What are your thoughts Hobson?"
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Old 10-25-2004, 05:30 PM   #5
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i had the same problem with mine, when i was watching he wouldnt eat, but this went on for a while so he must have been scavanging when i wasnt around. he still doesnt come out for feedings with the rest of my fish.
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Old 10-25-2004, 05:55 PM   #6
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I'm serious, try some frozen. Mine actually prefers it.
Might have to fire him, got him to eat algae and he wants marine cruisine.
Just kidding.
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Old 12-08-2004, 04:04 AM   #7
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yeah, fire him! JK. well mine started looking skinny after awhile, but now i see it eating flakes with my others fish. hmm o well whatevers!
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