Thread: New fish!!!
02-03-2009, 04:01 PM #1
I got a flame angel and a scooter blenny this weekend. The blenny is adorable. Everything I read about what they eat is conflicting. I wrapped algae around a rock and tonite I will feed some mysis shrimp. So far the algae goes over but flake food is ignored. Will the blenny eat prepared food or only what he finds in the substrate?fish happens
02-03-2009, 04:13 PM #2
02-03-2009, 04:21 PM #3Senior Member Bull shark
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Yeah we need pics.
Congrats on the new fish.
02-03-2009, 04:26 PM #4
I would but I'm at workfish happens
02-03-2009, 09:15 PM #5
Congrats on the new fish
Don't worry we can wait -later for the pics.lol
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02-04-2009, 12:06 AM #6Member Angelfish
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pics or its all a lie
02-04-2009, 06:35 AM #7
What are your tank specs?
Over 80% of all scooter blennies (more accurately known as a scooter dragonet) will die in the first 6 months with fewer than 10% surviving a full 12 months.
They have the same dietary requirements as mandarin fish (Synchiropus splendidus) requiring live copepods for adequate nutrition. You will need about 70-100lbs of established live rock (12+ months old) in order to sustain a healthy copepod population
02-04-2009, 06:46 AM #8
I would add that multiple refugiums are very helpful in continuing to provide copepod and naupili to the tank.
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02-04-2009, 04:50 PM #9
Not sure where you get your info, but I've read they are pretty hardy. He was really chowing down on the mysis shrimp last nite. I have a 54g w/@ 60 lbs live rock and live sand substrate. Protien skimmer and also a emporer 400 just cuz I can, it also helps as I am nearing the end of diatom stage. I stopped rinsing the filter so often cuz when I pull them out they are teeming with copepods.fish happens
02-04-2009, 05:00 PM #10
0Originally Posted by annie p
I believe we are all still waiting on some pictures.Stock the tank you have, not the tank you plan to have. Always have and use patience.
- 29g FW - Community
- 55g SW - Blue Watchman Goby, Royal Gramma, 6-Line Wrasse, 2 Ocellaris Clownfish, and various corals and inverts
For those of you who want a SW tank and never have had one before or just starting out, read this blog entry from my blog on AC, it will give you a place to start.