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Lawnmower Blenny (Salarias fasciatus)

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kevinpo

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My friend Brian took this picture of my Lawnmower Blenny the other day. I thought it came out very well so I thought I would share it. He follows you around the tank watching your every move and is quite the camera ham :)

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Kevin
 

mattseattle

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Great picture! Are these fish safe with clams and sps? i've read differing things on it but I think they are awesome fish and would love to add one to my tank. I'm just afraid it may nip at the mantles on my clams.
 

kevinpo

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It is quite rare that they bother clams and I've never heard of them being a threat to corals. Mine has been with clams 3 years without any problems. Most will not accept prepared foods only algae they find in the tank. Some about 1-2 out of 10 will eat anything that goes in the tank. If you don't have enough algae in your tank I would ask the LFS to feed it and only buy it if it's eating.

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Kevin
 

lherndo

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My Blennie is the most shy fish I've met

He's a Lawnmower Blennie and he was shy at the LFS. He was one of my first fish to buy, so next time I'll know not to buy the shy ones. I bought him because he was bigger than the other they had. He just stays in his cave, or in the back behind a rock.
 

kevinpo

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Most fish take a minimum of 10 days to settle in to captive life and their new home. Some just a couple of days and others 6-12 months. I'm pretty sure in a few months yours will become very friendly and spend most of its time keeping an eye on you :)

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Kevin
 

lherndo

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Thanks alot guys. It's nice to be here and it's nice to be able to relax a little about my LM Blennie. They are one of the cutest little fish for a tank, I wish mine wouldn't hide so much. I had hopes he would be hopping from rock to rock. My own aquarium dog.
 
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