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Old 01-17-2011, 12:49 AM   #1
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Supplemental Food for Rock Blenny


I just added a Rock Blenny to my tank, partially to help control Algae. I also have 10 hermit crabs, 5 snails and 3 chromis in my 46 gallon tank that has about 40 lbs of live rock. I have a hang on skimmer and a UV filter I am using with my eheim canister filter.

He seems to be feeding fine on the algae on the rocks, but I wonder if there is enough for him to survive? How would I know if he's not getting enough algae?

Some websites say I can supplement his diet with vegetable preparations. What does that mean? Do I just drop a piece of lettuce in there? I also have some seaweed salad algae sheets, can I just hang one of those in there once in awhile?

What would you suggest?

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Old 01-17-2011, 02:58 AM   #2
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Use the Asian "Nori" seaweed. Either weigh it down with a rock or use an algae clip. Not to much at first...you want him to eat the algae growing in your tank. LOL

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Old 01-17-2011, 08:55 AM   #3
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Yep, get some sheets of nori. Start with about a quarter of a sheet. I would roll it up and rubberband it to a rock instead of using a clip for the blenny.
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