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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