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Old 09/14/2018, 08:29 AM   #201
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Sorry to hear about the sailfin.

Give the blennies a lot of hiding places in DT, where they can establish territories. PVC pipe pieces work great, either with the end capped or not capped. Once they have a tube to hide in, their territories get smaller.

Your tank is amazing, and it will be also exciting and amazing once your blennies get in there

Kevin, here is what the QT looks like after adding a barnacle and 2 pvc pipes. Does that look like enough hiding places to you?

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Old 09/17/2018, 06:43 AM   #202
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I think your QT looks better than many display tanks I have seen. And yes, that's plenty of hidey holes.


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Old 09/17/2018, 10:46 AM   #203
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I think your QT looks better than many display tanks I have seen. And yes, that's plenty of hidey holes.
Thank you Eric. I did have to put the Klausewitz blenny in time-out in a baby fish keeper. It was biting the smaller Linear blenny which has a similar look. I am thinking that both of them should not go into the seahorse DT but I am not sure how to handle that. Maybe 1 can live in the QT permanently. The other 5 blennies are doing well together.


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Sorry to hear about the sailfin. Don't be hard on yourself. Most likely, the fish was stressed from either being collected or shipped.

I agree, the QT has plenty of hiding places and looks great! I'd remove the rocks and barnacles if you add copper, and replace them with pvc pipe pieces just big enough for the blennies to fit in. That way, you can use the rocks on another set up or your display.

How big is your display and QT? If the display is significantly larger, maybe the two "problem" blennies will have enough room to avoid each other.


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Old Yesterday, 02:03 PM   #205
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Sorry to hear about the sailfin. Don't be hard on yourself. Most likely, the fish was stressed from either being collected or shipped.

I agree, the QT has plenty of hiding places and looks great! I'd remove the rocks and barnacles if you add copper, and replace them with pvc pipe pieces just big enough for the blennies to fit in. That way, you can use the rocks on another set up or your display.

How big is your display and QT? If the display is significantly larger, maybe the two "problem" blennies will have enough room to avoid each other.
Thanks Kevin for commenting on the QT. I ended up using prazipro and nobody is scratching anymore.

I put the klausewitz blenny in a baby fish net as he seemed to be the aggressor. I saw him grab the linear blenny by the neck and shake him plus he went after the striped blennies too. There has not been any more scuffles since. The QT is only 10 gallon and the the seahorse tank is 56 gallons with lots of rock but I decided not to risk it. This afternoon I went back to the lfs and asked if I could trade the blenny for a fish half its worth. They actually refunded my money minus a 20% handling fee. I now have 2 bangaii cardinals instead. Everyone is playing nice now.


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Great job your tank is beautiful. I love the painting on the back glass.


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Great job your tank is beautiful. I love the painting on the back glass.
Thanks, it is in memorial to Eve's mate, Adam.


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I put the klausewitz blenny in a baby fish net as he seemed to be the aggressor. I saw him grab the linear blenny by the neck and shake him plus he went after the striped blennies too.
Yikes! Good call on getting him out of there. With that much aggression, it wouldn't matter how big the tank was. That's a good LFS!!!! That is how to get return business!!!


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