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Old 12-01-2010, 10:13 AM   #31
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I agree with Doug on your options.

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I opted for leaving them and feeding the blenny. He actually started eating mysis right out of the tweezers. What a PIG! He eats pretty much EVERYTHING I try to feed everyone else (flake, pellets, Mysis, and greenSW) AND unfortunately, GORDO! One moring, the only thing left of him was the thin center spine of each of his arms despite ALL the extra food I offered. VERY SAD! I thought Starry Blennies were algae eaters but he's not eating the algae at all anymore. I'm worried that he will go after my other corals and my firefish, though he doesn't seem to be interested in them now. Gordo has been gone for a week now and he still has not shifted his attention. Was there perhaps something irresitable about Gordo? I figured Heavy Grey Gorgs were not pallatable to fish but apparently this one was. Everyone else is still fine.
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are you sure you don't have this guy-

his diet consists of nothing but coral. he's a leopard sailfin blenny. they are supposed to eat strictly sps polyps though. i've never owned one, but i've seen plenty of other fish deviate from their known diets, so why not this one?
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Old 12-23-2010, 04:29 PM   #34
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I recently got my duncan and he has already doubled in size I fed him small
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of Mysis Sprimp and I was wandering how do you get them off those frag blocks and how to get them to attach to a LR?
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I just leave mine on the frag plug,and just cut off a few heads and glue them to the live rock.
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you can't get them to attach to anything, unless you glue them. they don't encrust like that. they grow like trumpet corals, or branching euphyllia do- they build a skeleton with some flesh attached, and keep building on that.
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I use a combo of the green and white cement (that you squish together until it's white) and superglue gel. One or the other does not work very well but the two together are fast and fabulous.

I left my duncans on their plugs but you can sort of bend them or twist them off from the base and attach them to any piece of live rock. I don't do that because I like to be able to move them around until I know where they thrive the most.

Everything BUT the gorgs are thriving. Even the original Duncan finally came back out again. He's MUCH smaller but coming back nicely. Even the scroll coral came back! I lost all but three heads of my Yellow Colony but they are coming back nicely, too. The Starry Blenny is still munching everything in sight but he seems to be satisfied with Mysis, Brine, and nice pieces of Prawn. He's not a coral eater like the picture above. He's just a Starry with a wooden leg that has been fed a lot of different stuff in the past. He's getting huge; he almost looks like an eel! I'll load pics soon so you can see.

I cannot believe how much EASIER this has become now that I am doing weekly 20% water changes. I am no longer dosing ANYTHING, not even calcium or magnesium. Tests are always within normal parameters and everything is going nuts. It's finally back to being fun again. Thank you all for all your help. This has been a tremendous learning experience.
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