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Old 01/04/2008, 02:54 PM   #1
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quick blenny question before i go buy.

I am planning on adding a lawnmower blenny to my tank to help with a never ending hair algae problem. If it runs out of algae i will supplement with other food however i was reading about the fish on live aquaria and it said that "It is known to nip at small-polyped stony coral and clam mantles." Is this true and has anyone ever had this problem? I currently have shrooms, leathers, zoas, SPS, and a clam in the tank. I want to know if anyone thinks i will have a problem.



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Old 01/04/2008, 03:19 PM   #2
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I think it is a 50/50 chance but no not really would it do that (only if it's hungry)

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Old 01/04/2008, 03:23 PM   #3
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Also they are known not to take prepared foods... If you get lucky it might... I tried twice and then gave up as they just dwindled away and died....

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Old 01/04/2008, 03:25 PM   #4
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LB are a hit or miss fish. Mine did not eat algae nor nip at corals. He only eat shrimp. I could never get him enough food. He died and it was a very interesting fish.

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Old 01/04/2008, 03:36 PM   #5
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i have had mine for a year and he just gets fatter and fatter it eats everything food and algae

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Old 01/04/2008, 03:45 PM   #6
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yep , mine eats micro algae off of the rocks, and all frozen foods also, i have had quite a few over the years and never had any problems with them.

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Old 01/04/2008, 04:53 PM   #7
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cool thanks for the help.

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