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    Senior Member ktown's Avatar
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    Unhappy scooter blenny ?

    Iv had this fish for over 2 months. today i noticed him just sitting on the bottom of the tank. he looks really skinny? i have never feed him any special deit. I have seen coepods in my tank. i even netted him with ease. he is now in my ref/sump area.

    is this fish a goner???

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    Is it a lawnmower blennie?

    I just lost mine yesterday. when they run out of the algae that they will eat in your tank there's a good chance they will starve from what i've read. I was trying to get him to eat other food but had no luck. was going to try soaking food in garlic extract next, this is supposed to help getting them interested in other food, but ran out of time.

    Good luck, hth.

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    no this is a scooter blenny. dragonet
    TANK -35 Gallon with 15 gallon sump/fuge
    LIGHTS - T5HO 36" 165 total watts
    FLOW - Mag 7, fluval 304, 201 powerhead
    OTHER - seaclone 100 skimmer, RO/DI water

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    I had one for about 5 months that ate anything I put in the tank. Then one day just up and died. Still trying to figure that one out.

    R

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    Some scooters eat fish food and others just won't. The pods run out and they starve. A 35g may not be able to produce enough pods to keep him going. It might not be a bad idea to try to find him a new home in a mature tank with LOTS of liverock.
    Susan

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    Will brine shrimp help keeping it alive?
    Mine is going nuts every time I put them in the tank.
    Man that goes to bed with itchy butt, wakes up with stinky finger!
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    Brine shrimp is better than nothing but it has very little nutritional value. Kind of like junk food for fish. They all seem to like it and it can be used to get a finicky fish to start eating but you won't keep him alive on brine shrimp alone. One thing you could do is to soak the brine shrimp in Selcon before feeding. This stuff has HUFA (highly unsaturated fatty acids) which is VERY good for all fish and many corals. It seems to cling to brine shrimp very well and will add greatly to the nutritional value.

    If he goes for that try adding Selcon to blood worms. Blood worms are much better for him and he may go for it if the Selcon makes it taste and smell similar to the brine shrimp. My mandarins (also a dragonet) LOVE blood worms and it has become the staple of their diet.
    Susan

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