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Old 10-20-2011, 02:10 AM   #1
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my lawnmower blenny died :(

When I got home tonight ny girlfriend was looking in the tank and noticed my lawnmower laying at the bottom of the tank. I seen him last night and he seemed fine. I wasn't really home today to notice that he wasn't doing good. When I took him out the tank his belly was real fat and bloated looking.

Has anybody seen this before???
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:01 AM   #2
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What was in the tank to eat like algea.....?
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:29 AM   #3
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Could it be bloat?
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I put green seaweed in once a week and a algae sheet twice a week. Also he's was picking at the rocks and glass allot. It was a total shock they he died he looked like he was fine. It makes me so mad he was one of my favorite fish
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So sorry for your loss.
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Thanks for the reply guys. I wish I could pinpoint the source of the problem. Right now all I have to go on is stress. But he seemed happy. I've down some research and read that it is a infection that blocks the intestine not allowing his waste to pass through. I tested my water last night and everything was fine.
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If anybody else has any more info or has had this happen to them before please chime in.
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The same thing happened to my first blenny. After looking around it seemed like the food I was feeding didn't have enough algae in it. When I got my second one I feed formula two first thing in the morning and then in the afternoon I feed frozen food. I noticed the second one seems to be doing a lot better.
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In my experience they really dont eat the dried seaweed. They will eat the micro algea in a tank like hair algea. Was there any of that there in the tank. If not they are famous for starving to death once the algea runs out. They are very hard to get to eat other foods. Not saying that happened but I have seen this many a time.
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I guess I am lucky in the food regard as my lawnmower eats everything I put in the tank, pellets, flake,clipped algae, frozen mysis and brine, everything....

did your blenny eat anything besides algae do you know?
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