Red-speckled blenny - Cirripectes variolosus
Species name: Cirripectes variolosus
Synonym: Cirripectes variolosus, Istiblennius variolosus, Salarias variolosus, Cirripectes variolosus, Cirripectes sebae, Cirripectus, Salarias nigripes, Ophioblennius vanderbilti, Ophioblennius clarki
Common Names: Red-speckled blenny
Family: Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies)
Order: Perciformes (Perch-likes)
Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes)
Max. Size: 10.0 cm / 3.9 inches
Origin: Western Central, Eastern Central and Northwest Pacific
Western Indian Ocean
Company: Cirripectes variolosus (Red-speckled blenny) should not be kept in the same aquarium as other specimens of the same species or with similar species.
Aquarium Setup: Cirripectes variolosus (Red-speckled blenny) are temperate fishes and can be killed by a rapid move to tropical aquariums. They appreciate a bottom with mixed size rubble and gravel since they are vigorous diggers. Place some rock and coral in the aquarium. The Red-speckled blenny can jump high so you should cover the aquarium.
Food: Cirripectes variolosus (Red-speckled blenny) feed on algae and plants. You can feed your fish a mix of meatly and vegetable foods, such as chopped shrimp and crab plus a vegetable-based prepared mix or algae. If your Red-speckled blenny go on a hungestrike you can try to tempt it with an open fresh or live clam. Feed your blenny fish at least twice a day.
Breeding: We have no information about how to breed Cirripectes variolosus (Red-speckled blenny) in aquariums.
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