RIP Lenny the Blenny

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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    I noticed the last few days that Lenny the Blenny has not come out to eat. He is normally one of the most outgoing fish in the tank, so I know that the worst must be true. I had him for nearly 3 years. He was a wonderful fish, full of personality. I have no idea why he would have passed, other than "it was his time". My dad fondly remembers the time he spent watching Lenny, his favorite fish in my tank, or as my dad would refer to him "that ugly frog looking thing". I feel devastated. No, it couldn't have been the blue damsel or one of the chromis, or personality-less anthias, it had to be one of the sweetest, most active and personable fish in the tank.

    RIP Lenny the Blenny. You will always be remembered fondly, and all other blennies that shall come to my tank henceforth shall be automatically compared to you; held up to the highest standard that any blenny could dream to reach...

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    Piggy

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    Sorry for your loss. Love the pic.
     
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    stagofdoom Phi Kappa Psi

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    sorry to hear that
     
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    RyanG ^*Eternal Dumbass*^

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    Lenny is in the big reef in the sky(if you are a believer)
     
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    daugherty part time reefer

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    sorry about your loss
     
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    That always sux........my second attempt at a nem went to the big reef in the sky yesterday too biff
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Ummmm well... Maybe not.

    No sooner than I had posted this eegoogalee (TM Zoolander), I went over to my tank and was poking around the sides near my skimmer. What do I happen to see?

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    A blenny tail, in the overflow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I got out my net and fished him out. He is alive, but skinny. So weak he didn't even bother to fight and flop around in the net. He dove behind the rocks, and I clipped some seaweed near him to entice him to eat. There is nothing more I can do for him now, so I hope he recovers. He is a tough little fish.
     
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    RyanG ^*Eternal Dumbass*^

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    Good deal! Fatten him back up
     
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    Good Luck! I hope he pulls through it!
     
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    RAYRAY Tiny Tank Club A+ Member

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    great to hear you found him !!! Hope he recovers fine !!!! GOOD LUCK BIFF
     
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    good luck biff
     
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    daugherty part time reefer

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    hope he gets fattened up
     
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    Yea though I swam through the grills of the skimmer, I shall fear no pump;
    For thou have thy net and thou art compassionate.
    Thy scooped me up and returned me to my rock, and I shall eat and get fat.

    :mrgreen:
     
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    cute:)
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Thanks everyone! My lights don't come on for another couple hours, but I will be checking the tank often for signs of him.
     
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    Had some time to think about this. Revised version for Mr. Blenny.

    Yea, though I swim through the grates of the skimmer intake,
    I will fear no pump. For thou art compassionate;
    Thy net and thy swiftness, they comfort me.
    Thou preparest a rock for me, to swim under and hide;
    Thou fills my belly with fish food; and my belly is fat again.

    :mrgreen:


     
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    michelle

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    lol. How long did it take you to come up with that?:)
     
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    lightcs4 Loving to learn

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    Great to hear you found him. Hope he gets back fins:D.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    You'll have him fat and sassy again in no time.
     
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    lightcs4 Loving to learn

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    Uh, that was supposed to be "I hope he gets back *on* his fins ...
     
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