Algae blenny

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  1. Whysosalty

    Whysosalty Active Member

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    Alright y’all, I have an algae blenny but I want to know what other blenny if any can I add to my 60 gallon cube tank? I also have one mandarin goby, two bonded orange spotted gobies and a neon blue goby in that tank. Thanks
     
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  2. hybridazn

    hybridazn Acro killer..... Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter 3RMAS Member R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Showcase Editor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    In a 60 I can't recommend adding another blenny. They tend to be very territorial and the established one will most likely terrorize the new one.
     
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  3. Nezmo

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    I have a sailfin blenny in a 120. He rules the tank, and I wouldn't think of trying another. You might consider a nice firefish, it should fit in with what you have, and they make a nice splash of color.
     
  4. eatbreakfast

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    Agreed. A starry blenny won't tolerate another perching blenny. You could try a fang blenny. They don't perch and have a mildly venomous bite for defense. The grammistes blenny is my favorite of the fang blennies.
     
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    I'm debating pulling my LM out when I upgrade to the larger tank. He doesn't eat much in the way of algae anymore, since he has decided he likes a more meaty diet and actively goes after the mysis or live brine and feeder shrimp. He does totally ignore my green spotted mandarin, but he absolutely hates my fork tail blenny. I regularly see him chasing the fork tail off when he sees him near the rock. When he isn't doing that he's perching on various Zoa colonies or some of my mushrooms and "dances" at the front center of the tank. He manages to push almost all the sand back to the middle of the tank and I have to go back behind him and shift it back. It doesn't matter if I put smallish rocks there to block him, he wiggles down between them and the glass and managed to push the rocks back away. He has even nipped my fingers a few times when I go to move the rock and sand back after he has moved them. He is the single most annoying fish I have now.
     
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    I have a bicolor and starry in a 75g no issue.
     
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