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    No luck keeping algae blenny

    I have had no luck keeping an algae blenny in my 77gal FOWLR. My understanding is this is a easy fish to keep. Tank has been set up for over well over two years. No other losses in my tank for the 18mths. Any ideas, anything I should be looking out for with this fish? Any special needs?

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    I had one and had no luck with it as well. I think just did not have enough algae to sustain him.
    If my wife asks, it was only $20.

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    220 Gal Mostly SPS Reef, 66 gal sump with refuge, 33 gal refugium, Gen-X Mak-5 Return, 3 x IceCap 250 MH, 2 x 110 VHO, Deltec APF600 Skimmer and a Deltec AP-600, Geo 6-18 Calcium Reactor, 2 x Tunze Stream 6100, Profilux Plus II EX Controller.

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    I have not had any luck with any Blenny

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    Mguy,

    My lawnmower bought at the same time is doing well. He had a rough spell about a month in but has recovered and looks bigger/better every week. No idea what could be causing your problems. What lighting are you running above the fowlr? Maybe not enough algea...I have some bryposis I would love to give you

    Sorry to hear of your loss.

    Ray

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    I have had my lawnmower for about 7 months now and it is just as fat and healthy as the day I bought it. I feed on a veggie clip, some dried seaweed every 2 days. The blenny loves on aswell as the tang, clown, and even the neon damsel takes it to. I get the seaweed at BA's. So far so good!

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    are lawnmowers same as algae blenny?

    i never had one, but to my understanding they are constantly grazing, so if u don't have enough algae that he eats, he might not do well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricepicker
    are lawnmowers same as algae blenny?

    i never had one, but to my understanding they are constantly grazing, so if u don't have enough algae that he eats, he might not do well?

    They are the same.
    If my wife asks, it was only $20.

    Hardware:
    220 Gal Mostly SPS Reef, 66 gal sump with refuge, 33 gal refugium, Gen-X Mak-5 Return, 3 x IceCap 250 MH, 2 x 110 VHO, Deltec APF600 Skimmer and a Deltec AP-600, Geo 6-18 Calcium Reactor, 2 x Tunze Stream 6100, Profilux Plus II EX Controller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricepicker
    are lawnmowers same as algae blenny?

    i never had one, but to my understanding they are constantly grazing, so if u don't have enough algae that he eats, he might not do well?

    You had one
    "it disappeared."
    Who says Dogs are the only creature that's happy to see you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mguy
    I have had no luck keeping an algae blenny in my 77gal FOWLR. My understanding is this is a easy fish to keep. Tank has been set up for over well over two years. No other losses in my tank for the 18mths. Any ideas, anything I should be looking out for with this fish? Any special needs?
    I have a Salarias Ramosus, smetimes called a Starry Blenny, probably because it is rather dark and covered with very white dots. Very, very hardy in my setup. I couldn't imagine it getting sick.


    20 g reef, 72 g reef

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bram
    You had one
    "it disappeared."
    nuh uh, i had a barred goby thaat disappeared

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