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Old 12-01-2013, 02:40 PM   #1
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lawnmower blenny not eating

are fish like dogs,as far as they will eat eventually?i bought a lawnmower blenny six days ago and he hasn't ate yet.i had one before and they ate like crazy
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Old 12-01-2013, 03:06 PM   #2
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What are you offering? How big is the tank and what other fish do you have?
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Old 12-01-2013, 03:22 PM   #3
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algae pellets flake food and Mysis shrimp.its a 75 gallon with a bangai cardinal,hawk fish ,two clowns,shrimp,foxfaceand a flammin angle.the angle was bothering it when introduced but it hides a lot.
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The blenny is probably stressed due to the flame angel. If you added the angel before the blenny, then I am almost certain that this is due to the angel.
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my other blenny died that's why it got replaced
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Old 12-01-2013, 04:11 PM   #6
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I would remove the angel for two weeks then before reintroducing him, rearrange the decor
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I vote to rearrange the decor also.... It made such a difference with my starry blenny and clowns

Took a few weeks but hes doing ok now

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Old 12-02-2013, 05:18 PM   #8
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if you had a blenny beforehand and it died, id lean more towards eating habits as the culprit. some blennies and dragonets are fairly hard to get to adjust to tank life. they dont always take to prep. foods and even when they do, they can possibly go back and forth. (im currently fighting hard to bulk-up my mandarin from near death starvation) keep a close eye on his belly and make sure his belly is bulging a lil bit. if you notice a sunken belly and it progressively gets worse, you need to find a beter source of food for him. (pods. algae)
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Old 12-02-2013, 06:42 PM   #9
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I bought another because I've had two in the past and they ate everything.algae pellets,flake and Mysis shrimp.i think they are one of the weirest fish to have and everyone that comes over notices how ugly they are.the flammin angle isn't bothering him any more and it watches the other fish eat so I hope it eats soon.
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Old 12-02-2013, 06:43 PM   #10
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have you tried target feeding?
i would just try to be 100% sure that these blennies are eating. its nothing
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