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snorvich
05/05/2009, 05:31 PM
I received my beautiful pair of black lined Blennies today. What were you feeding these fish while you had them. Thanks in advance.

dfs/la2
05/05/2009, 06:11 PM
Snorvich,

Thank you for your order and post. Our Blennies are fed a variety of items including Spirulina Brine Shrimp, Mysis Shrimp, Marine Pellet Food, and Dried Seaweed Strips. Here is our complete list (http://www.liveaquaria.com/PIC/article.cfm?aid=271) of the items we feed our Diver’s Den Specimens.

We hope you enjoy your new Diver’s Den Blenny Pair. Please let us know if you have any further questions as we enjoy helping our customers.

Pat S.
Technical Support
Drs. Foster and Smith (http://www.drsfostersmith.com)

snorvich
05/06/2009, 02:12 PM
Thanks for your answer. Can you tell me if this pair was captive bred? Also, can you send me a link to the original posting "for sale"? Thanks.

dfs/la2
05/06/2009, 02:34 PM
snorvich,

Thank you for your post. We have sent you an email with the picture of the Black Lined Blenny (Pair). Unfortunately, we are not able to send you a link to the exact page listing as this is removed when the item is purchased.

These fish are wild caught and come from the Red Sea. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.

Dallas M.
LiveAquaria (http://www.liveaquaria.com/default.cfm?siteid=20)
Drs. Foster & Smith (http://www.drsfostersmith.com/)

snorvich
05/06/2009, 02:36 PM
Thanks Dallas, I am having difficulty getting these two fish to eat. I have tried: mysis (two kinds), cyclopeeze, nori, pellets. any ideas?

dfs/la2
05/06/2009, 03:55 PM
snorvich,

Thank you for your post. We apologize that the Black Lined Blennies have not yet eaten. It may be that they are still acclimating to the aquarium. We would recommend continuing to offer a variety of foods soaked in garlic or Selcon to help to entice these beautiful fish to eat.

Dallas M.
LiveAquaria (http://www.liveaquaria.com/default.cfm?siteid=20)
Drs. Foster & Smith (http://www.drsfostersmith.com/)

fishy_chicky
05/06/2009, 06:39 PM
Iwouldn't worry about it. When I ordered my black line blenny, he didn't eat for about a week, and then once he was acclimated to the tank, he wouldn't stop eating.

snorvich
05/12/2009, 07:37 AM
I have tried various things for feeding and still no luck. Brine shrimp, various types of nori soaked in garlic, various mysis shrimp soaked in garlic, cyclopeeze, various pellets. No luck. It has been a week now.

dfs/la2
05/12/2009, 08:48 AM
snorvich,

Thank you for updating us on the Black Lined Blennies. We are sorry to hear they have not accepted any of the offered foods, however, that is not uncommon. When fish are acclimating to their new home they will need time to adjust. We recommend that you continue offering a variety of foods with the vitamin supplement and monitor them closely. We have updated your order showing your concerns but we are confident that they are still adjusting to their new home and will start eating very soon.

Gwen S.
LiveAquaria (http://www.liveaquaria.com)
Drs. Foster and Smith (http://www.drsfostersmith.com)

SDguy
05/12/2009, 02:39 PM
Steve, are they showing interest at all? Even looking at the food? My wild caught canary is a very methodical feeder. Loses out quickly to the much faster anthias.

snorvich
05/12/2009, 02:41 PM
When i feed the tank, they always seem interested but never nibble. There is sufficient food for both fast and slow feeders. I have never seen them try anything.

SDguy
05/13/2009, 02:10 PM
Any chance you could place them in a clear acclimation chamber withing the tank, there the food could literally sit in front of them for a while?

snorvich
05/13/2009, 06:49 PM
While I have one, the food would not sit in front of them as it would go out through the slits for circulation. Food presents itself to them, right in front of their noses now, but not attempt to eat.