Description: One of the coolest blennies, the Mexican Barnacle Blennies are social, you can keep as many together as you would like. No I wouldn't recommend any sand sifting goby in a tank this size. 55 AGA 30lbs LS, 60lbs LR Red Sea Skimmer, Current Comp. Anthias, Algae Blenny Watchman Goby w It is a blenny for sure. That is the first goby that I have seen listed for something smaller than 50 gallons. They are not sand sifters. Gobies generally have fused pectoral fins that form a cup that they use to prop themselves up on and to grasp vertical walls. Some of the gobies are cleaner fish. +1. Pretty hardy fish as well and pretty amusing to watch. This post may contain affiliate links. The lady at the LFS showed her a bi color goby and said that one would be better than the spotted goby. Yes I believe the Amblyeleotris guttata is what I was originally looking at and then the employee there pointed me in the direction of the bicolor "goby" saying it did the same thing but had more color. They simply get too big and can be difficult to get eating. If your tank does have green hair algae…BOOO—-I mean—yeah—you will hopefully see them out grazing, helping turn that problem algae into a burst of blenny energy. She was interested in a diamond goby but she knows that her tank isnt big enough. The girlfriend has a 24 gal Nano cube. +1 to Seabass. have not seen a blenny make a dent in any kind of algea problem. dfwflyr, March 18, 2012 in Beginners Discussion. It tends to live for two to four years, or maybe longer.   Pasted as rich text. I think the blenny is closer to a dragonet than a goby is. × However, I'm beginning to think it's actually a blenny and completely useless for the task of sand sifting for which it was purchased.... That is exactly what she has. The reason I ask, is that this fish has dissapeared. See the LFS should have told you it was a totally different type of fish. How to Tell a Sculpin From a Goby: Round gobies and mottled sculpins look a lot alike, especially when they are not spawning. But Blennys have Antenna! As for fish tailspot was one of my favorites, though I am enamored with redspotted blennies right now, totally want one and nobody can get one. Well he is a cutie and too bad you have now found out the LFS you have is full of jerks. We bought him, put him in the tank and he had gone into hiding in a rock and wont come out. Live and learn, never trust your LFS, they probably sold you this guy because he was a bit more $$$. Mon, 16th Jul 2007, 11:44 PM #5 adds visual appeal to any marine aquarium. Upload or insert images from URL. Most owners of blennies consider their appearance and behavior as cute, entertaining, even comical. Temperature of 75-80 F Salinity 1.024-1.026 pH 7.7-8.3 0 Ammonia/Nitrite Near 0 Nitrate >1 Phosphate Frequent Feedings The Lawnmower Blenny, Salarias fasciatus, features a brownish color with various spots making them excellent at camouflage. By This is the gf . Will the blenny clean sand as well? However, identification from photographs Blennies have been mistaken for Gobies (Gobiidae) in popular books. Display as a link instead, × Had a hectors goby as well and never saw him eating algea, he liked to pick/sift the sand in my tank. Blennies are the best option. So cool! Tailspot. You can post now and register later. The royal gramma (Gramma loreto), also known as the fairy basslet, is a species of fish in the family Grammatidae native to reef environments of the tropical western Atlantic Ocean. I will be adding a small serpeant star and maybe a hifin Goby/snapping shrimp. Blenny Vs Gobie - I recently bought a Bicolor Blenny, And after the fish felt safe started to swim around the tank. Ugh guess that mission = fail.   Your link has been automatically embedded. The stock list go's For my 55g6 line wrasseCoral beauty2 clown tank breadBicolor Pholidichthys leucotaenia, commonly known as the convict blenny/goby or the engineer blenny/goby, is a marine fish from the west-central Pacific Ocean. NEVER get a sand sifting goby in a nano, and never get a sand sifting goby just because you want the sand sifted. I'm having some problems with hair algae and cyno. If you are referring to Amblyeleotris guttata when you say it's an Orange Spotted Goby then yes, it would do fine in your tank and it should get along with your blenny. For corals, I have softies, frogspawn, and 2 RBTA. The Sailfin/Algae Blenny is notable for its unique looks and winning personality. Live and learn, never trust your LFS, they probably sold you this guy because he was a bit more $$$. 3 Maxi Jet 1400 w/ Hydors True Percs (mated pair) Hosting BTA, Bicolor Pseudo, Flame Angel, Parv. In Today's video, We are going to be taking a look at Top 10 blenny fish for your reef tank. A blenny will usually mature between 4 and 6 inches in length. Display as a link instead, × Convict blenny, Pholidichthys leucotaenia, or goby or the engineer blenny/goby, is a marine fish from the west-central Pacific Ocean (Last Updated On: September 10, 2020) The convict blenny, scientific name Pholidichthys leucotaenia, or goby or the engineer blenny/goby, is a marine fish from the west-central Pacific Ocean. Tailspot Blenny, Rainsford Goby or Hector Goby. Always go with Dwarf Ceriths and Nassarius. ^I wish you were closer, I would totally sell you mine XD. I think you'll enjoy him. So i cant find a lot fo info on the differences between a goby and blenny. My tailspot that i had when i had a GHA breakout barely picked at it. I bought 2 blennies at the same time in hopes of reducing algae. × Cowrie was a lawnmower for me, got a medium sized one and it had eaten half the algea in the tank overnight. It is neither a blenny nor a goby, but is in fact one of two species in the family Pholidichthyidae. This blenny is a cute little fish that will bring some personality to your tank but may fight with other blennies in smaller nano tank setups. Barnacle Blenny $32.99 In Stock. Lawnmower Blenny (Salarias fasciatus) fish profile and care information such as tank size, tank mates, life span, diet, foods, breeding, behavior, tank setup and temperament. The Bicolor is considered hardy but you still need to do a drip acclimation of about an hour or so, depending on the differences in source and tank water. My tailspot that i had when i had a GHA breakout barely picked at it.   You cannot paste images directly. Here's a list of common species: http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2004-07/hcs3/index.php. Do you know of any sand sifter gobies that would work in a 24g nano? Bicolor Blennies are really fun to have though. If I am wrong, it wouldn't be the first time.   You cannot paste images directly. If the tank is larger, it will grow to its maximum length. It needs a 30-gallon tank, at the minimum, to provide the best opportunity for plenty of algae. LFS can be really a pain. They are omnivorous and won't make a dent in any algae that you have. Luckily for us, most of them are available in every local aquarium shop. RE: diamond goby vs. lawnmower blenny ahh, ok, thanks for the info, i guess a lucky lawnmower blenny will have a new home in my tank hopefully very soon. Add to Wish List Add To Cart Quick View Bicolor Blenny $29.99 Out of Stock. Sorry they scammed you like that. I'm interested in a Tailspot Blenny, Rainsford Goby or Hector Goby. duganderson, October 28, 2012 in General Discussion, I've got a 28 g. tank with 2 small false perc clowns, red firefish and cleaner shrimp. Blennies also have projections called cirri, on their head, that the gobies lack. I have a Orange Spotted in my 7.5g, he loves being in the rock, but comes out a lot to eat. A true sand sifting fish is a diamond goby (it does not pair with pistol shrimp). The Sailfin Blenny, also known as an Algae Blenny or Lawnmower Blenny (Salarias Fasciatus) is notable for its unique looks and winning personality. Stan and Debbie have worked in the aquarium fish field for over three decades and written 300+ articles about pet fish. A female scooter blenny with small fins To breed scooter blennies you will need more precise Conditions.   Pasted as rich text. A couple of nassarius snails would do a good job sifting the sand. Thanks for all the help and advice guys, live and learn. They are commonly kept in aquariums. Clear editor. Paste as plain text instead, × Saltwater aquarium Blennies may be used in either a Reef Tanks or Saltwater Aquarium to keep algaes under control. It appears that this is a bi color Blenny. It also can co-exist with my yellow watchman goby. Blenny vs. Goby Hopefully some of the basic pointers below will help you distinguish blennies from other fishes, in particular similar-appearing gobies that often share the same habitats. As far as I know there isn't a blenny that exclusively sifts sand. any difficulties in separating the three species. As for adding sand it will likely make your cyano worse. With a mottled tan color, oversized eyes, and typical body shape of the Blenniidae family, Salarias fasciatus adds visual appeal to any marine aquarium. Add to Wish List Add To Cart Quick View Yellow Watchman Goby … Though they look alike, after you … Description: The Starry Blenny also called a Snowflake Blenny eats a wide variety of … i read that the blenny is more of a fish that hides in live rock. Most blennies are small, typically one to three-inch bottom-dwellers with a single continuous dorsal fin. have not seen a blenny make a dent in any kind of algea problem. Do you think an orange spotted is good for a 24 gallon? Oh yeah that's him, he's hiding out in my LR. However, it chases the other smaller bicolor blenny every time he sees him. Filamentous algae are the same thing as hair algae, but I agree that a Rainsford's/Hector's goby is not the best option. Thanks for the links. They bring a lot of action, and some times chaos, to new and old tanks alike. Their mouth is specially shaped to eat stuff off live rock, whereas the goby prefers sand I think. They were recommended to me on the basis of been easy to care for and fun to watch (visible). As an amazon associate I earn from qualifying purchase. The blenny won't really sift through the sand bed. Learn moreWith the increasing popularity of small saltwater aquariums, the demand for nano reef fish was never higher. Blennies also have fun personalities. × Paste as plain text instead, × The Orange Spotted Lawnmower Blenny, Istiblennius chrysospilos, features a captivating blend of white and orange spots across its slender body making it one of the most beautiful species of blenny. I've been wanting a Rainford's gobie for a while now myself. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. The others have difficult eating habits. They typically graze on the rocks. I will soon be adding 1 inch of sand. Blennies generally have a continuous, long dorsal fin that runs the length of the body to the tail. See that's the funny part is the Goby was more, she was honestly pointing the blenny out because she thought it was a more interesting color. Blennies are fun to keep because their look and behavior's are cute, entertaining, even comical. You can post now and register later. You can get the other one as well like others are saying just wait a week or 2 before adding him. If you are referring to Amblyeleotris guttata when you say it's an Orange Spotted Goby then yes, it would do fine in your tank and it should get along with your blenny. Clear editor. My Bicolor Blenny is not agressive towards my clowns, tangs, damsels and basslet. The Tailspot Blenny prefers to spend most of its time towards the lower-portion of the tank, perched on the substrate floor or on live rock or corals, darting in and out of crevices. Flor. × The Common Blenny is by far the commonest species between the tides, although Tompots can be quite common in deeper water. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Upload or insert images from URL.   Your previous content has been restored.   Your previous content has been restored. Lawnmower Blenny (Salarias Fasciatus) Regular price $29.84 $20.98 Sale Leopard Goby (Amblygobious Phalaena) Regular price $34.64 $25.98 Sale Mandarin Green Goby (Synchirupus Splendidus) Regular price $53.31 +- ? Adult males have elongated anterior rays on the anal fin. Last night at the LFS we were looking at Gobys thinking it would help sift and clean the sand. But there's always a catch, as the fish depletes microfauna important to a sandbed and unless supplemented with food, can starve. Still their bad, Blennys are not Gobys! +1 Always come here first. By Ok so the girlfriend bought a tank that was already established.   Your link has been automatically embedded. This is the gf . [2] Which would you recommend if I'm looking for a fish that is..... --visible, fun to watch and active with lights on. 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