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will they fight?

Discussion in 'Newbies Corner' started by nmcox, May 1, 2014.

  1. nmcox

    nmcox Copepod

    I currently have a 29 gal tank that my starry blenny lives in. I am moving and my boyfriend has a 120 gal tank that we would like to join as many of our fish as possible in. He has a lawnmower blenny. Will the starry blenny and the lawnmower blenny fight with each other? I am having a hard time parting with my starry blenny....
     
  2. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Its always a possiblity with similar shaped fish. Give it a try and introduce yours at night to minimize the chance of agression when first introduced. If they fight, seperate them, if they don't, even better.

    You might be an engineer if...You have no life, and you can PROVE it mathematically.
     
  3. SynDen

    SynDen Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    ya they will very likely not get along with each other. make him give up his LB and put the starry in his tank since the starry is better looking anyway lol
     
  4. fishguy69

    fishguy69 Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    I'm with the others and say there's a good chance they will rumble in a smaller tank. Starrys are sweet.
     
  5. jahmic

    jahmic Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    I'd say to expect a rumble between the starry and lawnmower due to their similarities. My starry refused to share space with a jawfish and was the most aggressive fish in my tank until I added a kole tang that now keeps him in check.
     
  6. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    A 120 is not a small tank. Thats why I said there is still a chance they may not fight. If it were the 29 it would be a no go for sure, but with a 120 you could be okay.

    You might be an engineer if...You have no life, and you can PROVE it mathematically.
     
  7. SynDen

    SynDen Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    Indeed the size of the tank is working in your favor in this case, but these two are notorious scrappers so keep a close eye on them to see how they interact
     
  8. fishguy69

    fishguy69 Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Was thinking of the 29gal and not the 120gal. I still think they will rumble in the 120gal. IMO
     
  9. Fitz19d

    Fitz19d Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    I think if it's a 4 foot 120 isn't going to help as much if it was say a 6 ft 125 footprint wise.

    Could always keep a smaller tank running to, otherwise I'd say safest is ditch one of them. Because if they fight it may not be so easy catching one again.
     

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