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Old 09-25-2006, 10:13 AM   #1
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Missing lawnmower Blenny- SOS

Hello all,

I am new to the forum. I have a well established 50 gallon SW aquarium featuring a rabbit foxface lo, clark clown, 2 blue damsels, an emerald crab, a skunk cleaner, and a lawnmower blenny. I got married just 8 days ago and went on my honeymoon. My new mother in law did a great job taking care of the place while I was gone. Everybody seems ok excpet...I can't find the lawnmower blenny. I can't even find his remains. The water tested perfect, salt is great, I had quite a bit of algae on the glass and surfaces (brown mostly). I did a water change when I returned and everyone is happy.

It is very odd to me that I cannot find his body should he have perished. My mother in law stated she did not have to flush anyone while I was gone.

I am so puzzled by this. It is not a huge tank. There are times when it was difficult to spot him but I always found him...any ideas? Could he have passed on and someone consumed him?

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Corinna (puzzled newlywed in PA)
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Old 09-25-2006, 10:39 AM   #2
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It is possible the clean up crew might have done their job. You might want to update "my info" with your tank size/equip/critters so we can help. If he doesn't come out he might not have made it....How often was he getting fed and what?
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Old 09-25-2006, 11:33 AM   #3
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I feed every other day with Newlife spectrum marine pellets. Once a week I feed baby brine shrimp. The crab and the blenny have had plenty of algae in the past and seemed fine. I consulted with my aquairum dealer and this feeding seems sufficient. Fish color is very good and fish behavior is positive.

I believe my mother in law may have overfed a bit while I was gone.

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Sure! I feed my tank every other day as well. He may have jumped or died, sorry for the loss.

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I dont know if they are jumpers but did you inspect around the floor of your tank.
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He's not on the floor...

They are jumpers, I checked all around the floor and no dice. He is gone.
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Hmmm, sorry for your loss. What kind of lid do you have? Have you looked into egg crate to cover the tank?
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