Starry Blenny

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    messiah023

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    I just bought a Starry Blenny, first Blenny in the tank.
    My tank is mainly carnivorous, however, there are a couple clowns in there.

    According to what I have read, the blenny is a herbivore, but he is eating the heck out of the mysis & brine shrimp I feed the rest of the tank.

    Is this normal???

    Thanks!

    :bounce: (PS....my first post.....of many!)
     
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    I like to think they are more omnivore.It would be a good idea to feed it some algae base fish food as well.I ocassionally put a piece of seaweed sheet to a veggie clip for my blenny and tangs.

    Welcome to the site.
     
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    michelle

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    I know that my blenny ( a lawnmower) is supposed to love algae. But someone forgot to tell him. All he will eat is frozen mysis shrimp. ..and other fish...long story
    Anyway, I think reef is right in the omnivore comment.
    Welcome!! this is a great site!
     
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    Altohombre The Tennis Pro Reefer

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    Welcome to the site. You should introduce yourself and your tank in the Introduction forum. If you have pictures start a showcase thread
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Hi and welcome! What everyone else has said is right -- they are omnivorous, but you should provide him with algae sheets because he can become malnourished on a strictly meat diet.
     
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