Lawnmower blenny finicky eater

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I can’t get this lawnmower to eat anything but the algae that’s in the QT. I’ve tried nori on a clip next to his favorite eating spot, brine, mysis, herbivore pellets and omnivore pellets. He’s really stubborn.. any suggestions?
 
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Try flakes. Yes, yes, I know that suggestion will induce a pearl-clutching moment in many, but I've never seen my own lawnmower blenny (also in quarantine) move faster than when I sprinkle some in the tank. I'd rather have it eat something than nothing.

It also does vacuum up the mysis, though.
 

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My algae blenny was always picky and started getting skinny so I tried a bunch of different things (nori, pellets, algae wafers) and finally found a food he will eat and get excited for. Its Sera Marine Veggie Flakes. I got them at Petco. He's been fattening up ever since.
 
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Mine is a fat little porker, never touches any fish food but is a nonstop algae eating machine, look at the gut lol
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