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crabs vs blenny


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    Default crabs vs blenny

    I have some green hair algae growing again, so far not bad though.
    I was wondering if anyone had thoughts on what would be the best for this, adding $20 worth of crabs or a lawnmower blenny. I have got mixed opinions at the lfs.

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    I think a lawn mower blennie is the way to go. They are great fish.

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    I second the blenny, they are algae eating machines. and they have soooo much personality. make up for their ugly troll like face. I love mine to death. he is a ham allways perching for pics.
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    i third the Blenny. besides being algae eating machines, they are a cool fish.

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    i 4th the blenny, i love those guys!!!
    ~Amanda~

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    thanks everyone, I am leaning towards the blenny from the results of the thread. One other thought would be adding a Foxface lo. I have been told they are excellent at eating hair algea. Any thoughts?

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    The blenny is a tried and true method of algae control.... no personal experience with the fox faces, not sure they'd be as entertaining either.
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    mutts - Reefkeeper Registered User
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    blennys are really fun to watch and lik everyone else said theyhav wonderful personalities. I can just ''hear'' mine telling me to give him food... now everytime I see him
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    fox face is not half the algae eater as the blenny, and if I am not mistaken the foxface is toxic too. the spines pack a punch if memory serves. and the personality of the blenny is second to none.
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    you are correct about the foxface being toxic and venomous. although i have not seen proof that it will destroy a tank (like the rumors state, as with the insane looking cowfish).

    but personally, you just cant beat a lawnmower blenny !!

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