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Old 09-06-2007, 10:07 PM   #1
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What to feed a Scooter Blenny?


I was just wondering what and how to feed a scooter blenny? What should I feed him? How should I prepare it? How should I feed him?
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Old 09-06-2007, 10:13 PM   #2
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They eat pods mainly. Mine will eat frozen mysis shrimp.
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Old 09-07-2007, 01:01 AM   #3
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What size tank, how much rock, how old is the tank? They need lots and lots and lots of pods. I managed to get mine eating mysis but it still ended up starving to death. You would be surprised at how much they need to eat.
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Old 09-07-2007, 06:12 AM   #4
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Mine would eat everything.
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Old 09-07-2007, 12:35 PM   #5
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dragonettes can be very hard to keep. most will not eat anything but pods. most tanks do not have enough pods in them to support a dragonette.

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Old 09-07-2007, 06:02 PM   #6
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Old 09-07-2007, 08:39 PM   #7
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the best thing to do would be to setup a couple of small tanks, say 5's or 10's. put lots of LR rubble in them. slap an inexpensive HOB filter on it. feed the daylights out of the tank. this will create a huge population of pops you can then feed to the dragonet.

it is a good idea to have two of these tanks because these tanks will crash in a very short amount of time. i would guess about 6 months max. if you have two of them then you can rebuild one and still have food for the dragonet.

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Old 09-07-2007, 08:50 PM   #8
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I had my scooter blenny (Lenny) for 8 months but he finally disappeared a few days ago. I noticed he was getting thinner lately. Unfortunately not enough pods for him even though I have about 150lbs of live rock. He will be sadly missed as he had a lot of character .
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Old 09-08-2007, 10:42 AM   #9
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Thanks. I just had success feeding mine frozen brine shrimp. I dropped some in the tank the past couple of days and as soon as they hit the water he comes out and eats a bunch of them.
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You may even consider hatching brine. Freshly hatched brine is extremely nutritional.
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Old 09-10-2007, 08:38 AM   #11
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Okay I'll do that. And about the earlier questions. My 20g tank is 1 month old and I have 30lbs of live rock. I used cured live rock and the ammonia, nitrate, and nitrite levels have all been at zero for 2 weeks after the ammonia spike. I also have 4 Dwarf Blue Legged Hermit Crabs, 2 Emerald Crabs, and 1 Coral Banded Shrimp. All of them are healthy and active and they scurry out of the rockwork at feeding time. I feed them all about 2-3 times a day and I preform water changes about every 2 weeks. At the end of this week I plan on buying a juvinile pair of Ocellaris Clownfish to add some color to the tank. Also this weekend I am buying a 30g tank and an RO unit because I am addicted now. Be sure to look for that build thread within a couple of months.
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frozen brine shrimp are not the best food. very little nutritional value in them. you can still starve the dragonet by feeding brine shrimp. try mixing the brine shrimp with some blender mush or other frozen food cocktail. Marine Cuisine is a good example of a frozen cocktail food.

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Old 09-10-2007, 06:16 PM   #13
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Okay, I'll do that. Thanks for the advice.
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