Lawnmower Blenny Commited Suicide

Discussion in 'Diseases' started by Brandi's Ocean, Feb 7, 2007.

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  1. Brandi's Ocean

    Brandi's Ocean Plankton

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    Is it normal for sick fishes to commit suicide? My poor fish with no tail jumped out of the tank and died under the stand. We do have a cover on it, but he jumped from the area where all the equipment is.
     
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  3. jtReef

    jtReef Ritteri Anemone

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    We would call that carpet diving.
    Being that a lawnmower blenny is not known to jump I would think something really scared it.

    Sorry for your loss.
     
  4. Urban_s

    Urban_s Sea Dragon

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    Sorry to here that. I had a snowflake for 8 months before he took the plunge.
     
  5. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

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    Sorry for your loss. I had a fire fish that i thought just died...then a couple of months later I found a little fish crisp behind the tank. More recently a cleaner shrimp walked the plank...
     
  6. mattgeezer

    mattgeezer Montipora Capricornis

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    sorry about your loss , :-[ cmon :)
     
  7. djnzlab1

    djnzlab1 Aiptasia Anemone

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    hi

    hi,
    I have a Large Gobi that don't like my LB but he hasn't chased him so far, If he's missing his tail maybe there's a nipper in your tank, I know mine are real jumpy in the morning when they are a sleep.
    Sorry for your loss.
    Doug
     
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  9. newton27

    newton27 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    I have a lawnmower blenny that appears to be getting really skinny. Is there another food they will eat? I see him scraping the algae off the walls, there is plenty of it...could someone suggest something? Thanks, have a good weekend!
     
  10. lunatik_69

    lunatik_69 Giant Squid

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    Hey Newton, according to a book, they eat vegetable matter. Marine algae and blue/green alga(spirulina) Does best if a crop of microalgae is present in the aquarium. By the way, microalgae is its natural source of food. I hope this helps.
     
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  11. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Have you tried rubberbanding dried seaweed to a piece of rock and dropping it near where he hangs out?
     
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  12. newton27

    newton27 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Yes amcarrig, I have. I never see him even glance at it...I think I figured out what it could be. I had cut my "daylight" lamps to 4 hours of light a day, to control some hair algae, went back to 6.5 hours now and already I see him eating more from the surface of the live rocks. Before he would only go to the back glass, I still have yet to see him touch the sides (left & right) glass, where there is a nice coat of the surface type of algae and not the hairstuff. Only been a couple of days and he has some belly now. I also went and picked up some more blue and red legged hermits to help with my GHA problem. Thanks for the advice though, always taken, much appreciated.