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    Fish suggestion

    I have a 65 gallon tank, only 36 inches long. In it, you will find mostly hard corals, with a few softies, and a clam.

    Fish include a purple firefish, a percula clownfish, a royal gramma, a banana wrass, and a mandarin.

    I feel my bioload has pretty much reached the limit of what I want it to be, but I feel one more small fish is needed to graze algaes.

    What small fish, adapted for my type of tank, will graze algae?

    Forget the tangs, my tank is too small.

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    Bicolor blenny. Stays smallish and grazes on the rocks & glass like no tomorrow!! Besides, they are very cute to look at.., especially when ut turns it's head it actually looks like it has a neck.
    I'd also say a Lawnmower blenny but these get bigger than the Bicolor and sometimes have trouble getting to eat other foods you feed the tank. They can also be a bit more agressive than the Bicolor.

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    Thanks Greg. I will do some research on the bicolor blenny to know more about it to keep it happy.

    By the way, the picture you are using ( called Alvatar?) rocks.

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    rainfordi goby is small and should help out there. (sometimes call the court jester goby)
    http://liveaquaria.com/product/prod_...=21&pCatId=164
    its also a pretty fish.
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    Nice fish Alpha.

    I do not recall seeing them anywhere though.

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    I would go with a Lawnmower Blenny... I have found them to be non agressive... they seem mind their own business unless another fish really gets in their face. They will also eat cyclop-eeze and mysis in addition to the algae in your tank.

    We had access to Rainfords but I have very little experience with these... Johnny Rock had a pair in his tank a while back... maybe he could share his thoughts.

    IJO

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    Johnny actually was the one who introduced them to me originally. I got three of them (from above site) and the were quite friendly, always hanging out together. unfortunately i lost them as my tank was still stabalizing. i would get them again in my new set-up. i dont remember them eating fish food though, but they did pick at the algae a lot.
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    Well…..the bicolor blenny does look like my royal gramma……..so a lawnmower would look different.

    But I hear they grow up to 5 and more inches. My tank is only 36 inches long, and 18 inches wide.

    Don’t you think the lawnmower is too large for my tank?

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    Have any of you witnessed a bicolor blenny or lawnmower blenny nip a clam’s mantle?

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    Get yourself a small one and I think you'll be fine... I have never seen the lawnmower nibble at clam mantles.

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