Lawnmower blenny question

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    thaitopher New Member

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    So I discovered my diamond goby outside my tank sitting dead on the table. Lesson learned - they really do jump. Before his demise he did a great job at keeping the sand bead clean. Went to Petco today and picked up a lawnmower blenny. Question - I know they aren't sand sifters per say but will he at least keep algae off my sand bed or do I need to add another diamond goby? Thanks in advance.

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    The Blenny Will nibble at the algae but won't turn the Sand over like the goby can.


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    Thanks. I just hope he can keep me from having the brown film algae on my sand bed

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    I don't think it will be able to stop brown film on your sand that can sometimes to do with too much lighting or too much Phos/silicon.
    It could even be just the stage you're going through and my burn itself out on its own.


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    Thanks. I might get a diamond goby again then. That guy did such a good job at cleaning my sand.

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    Yeah he will only really control hair algae. A sand sifting star or the diamond would be good for sand stirring. How big is the tank?
     
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    Out of all of the fish I've kept over the years (which has been several ;) Lawnmowers rank up in my top 3 favorite fish of all time. They make excellent glass cleaners, and if you have enough algae on the glass, they make transparent "lipstick" kiss marks. They have an excellent personality as they perch around, friendly to corals, compatible with most reef fish (they are never the ones to start a fight) and durable has heck. I think the only reason they aren't more popular is the drab color. Their personality definitely makes up for it though!

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    Hmm. I'll look into one.
     
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