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Old 07-10-2011, 11:09 PM   #11
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Your cleaners won't add to your bioload.
Lawmowers are considered cleaners?
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:15 PM   #12
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Thats a close call as the Blenny does eat algae and vegetation.
I wouldn't say they are a part of your "clean up crew" as traditionally CuC's are inverts (snails, crabs, shrimp etc.)

I'd say the Blenny would put out more waste than they clean.
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Lawnmower blennys are considered cleaners?
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sorry for the double post. And i picked up my two clown fish today.. how long should I wait until i start adding more fish?
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I'd say wait at least 2 weeks for the tank's bioload to stablize. Clowns aren't too messy and you shouldn't see a spike (if you have cycled correctly), it's best not to rush in this hobby!
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Scooter and especially lawnmwer blennies are hit and miss, as they sometimes will not eat prepared foods. And no, lawnmowers are a fish with normal bioloads. Not considered cleaners - other than eating hair algae.
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Unless you have an unlimited supply of pods don't get a scooter blenny very few are trained for prepared foods and will stop eating prepared foods at any time. What kind of clowns did you get?
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My lawnmower eats just about anything that gets near it. Brine shrimp, Algea and I would bet my missing Cardinal. If he did, I would say he did a great clean up job because the cardinal fish is nowhere to be found. Maybe he buried it?
Anyway he looks pretty guilty to me.
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My lawnmower is so fat he cant sit flat on the sand or rock, I really need to get a picture. LOL It's funny and kinda sad all at the same time.

And another thing, mine poops like crazy. hehe so yeah, they have a bioload.

And I second avoiding the scooter "blenny" small cute fish but heck of a lot of trouble to feed him. Took weeks to get mine to eat prepared foods and he looked anorexic until he did start eating. Hard fish to raise but the LFS just told me he ate anything. LOL
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