Urgent help needed Lawnmower Blenny Not eating

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  1. The Newbie

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    Hey Guys
    My blenny is not eating and is getting really Thin.
    What can i try give him to feed..
    His now getting so bad that im thinking he needs to be adopted and taken into a bigger tank:(
     
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  3. shaunn

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    how big is ur tank

    if he needs a home i will take him in
     
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    how long have u had him for ?
     
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    what are u trying to feed him
     
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    i have a boyu 128 liter tank,
    i have had him for about 45 days and he has been eating off the rocks and glass,some brine and some flakes but not alot.
     
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    do u have a picture of him if u what i can pick him up on Saterday ?
     
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    think so they are much easier to keep the on thing i have seen with them u need to drip them for about 2 hours
     
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    @The Newbie
    Have you tried norie? Soak the norie in garlic and tie it to a small piece of liverock with an elastic band. They love norie. Put it close to his favourite spot.
     
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    Even my sandsifter gobie will eat the norie, PnP for the norie, chinese food section...
     
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    @Helga & Wez
    i will go buy some norie today.Where can i get it and whats the average cost?
     
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    China town in JHB can buy a packet of 20 sheets for R17.50
     
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    most local Chinese take always will sell it i bought mine for R65 for 50 sheets
     
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    Pick n Pay
     
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    I saw on the pick you have a sand sifting star also, I'm not an expert on them but believe they need quite a lot of substrate to feed properly or will also slowly starve. You probably just wont recognise this soon enough as you did with the Blenny.

    Perhaps also consider putting it up for adoption if needs be.
     
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    @The Newbie, you can also buy a pack of Nori from your local LFS shop.
     
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