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ID on a fish/blenny

Postby ggoosen » Thu 15 Oct, 2015 10:00 am

Hi,

I am trying to find more info on this blenny.

I bought it form the pet shop and the owner wasnt sure of its type/species. All they knew was it was from WA or called a WA blenny.

I tried to take a video, its very hard to see cos the blenny is black in colour (it also has white dots on its body)


25s mark onwards you can see it.

It hangsout in a cave at the bottom of my tank, and seems to eat krill?
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Re: ID on a fish/blenny

Postby smidy69 » Thu 15 Oct, 2015 10:24 am

Without getting a clear picture of it, it looks like one a caught years ago in the rock pools, no idea on species name but should be tank safe and eat algae also.
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Re: ID on a fish/blenny

Postby chromus » Thu 15 Oct, 2015 11:21 am

Looks a lot like a native species here in WA. again with dirty glass can't tell for sure. Does it have shiney dots down its sides and turn tiger stripes if it's angry?
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Re: ID on a fish/blenny

Postby MitchD » Thu 15 Oct, 2015 11:45 am

Looks a lot like the one I had, which I'm pretty sure was a Istiblennius Edentulous.
http://www.qualitymarine.com/Products/Fish/Wild/Blennies/Istiblennius-edentulous/Rippled-Rockskipper
Mine was the same too, an absolute pig, ate anything put in the tank as well as algae.
Got to the stage where he'd eat while sitting in my hand, real characters.

Edit: Mine was the same as Chromus described.
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Re: ID on a fish/blenny

Postby ggoosen » Thu 15 Oct, 2015 12:21 pm

MitchD wrote:Looks a lot like the one I had, which I'm pretty sure was a Istiblennius Edentulous.
http://www.qualitymarine.com/Products/Fish/Wild/Blennies/Istiblennius-edentulous/Rippled-Rockskipper
Mine was the same too, an absolute pig, ate anything put in the tank as well as algae.
Got to the stage where he'd eat while sitting in my hand, real characters.

Edit: Mine was the same as Chromus described.



yeh this is the one... very shy though, as soon as i move around the tank it ducks for cover.

its being harassed by my "reef chromis (stil to be confirmed if they are reef chromis)"

Im about to post an ID please pic of them
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Re: ID on a fish/blenny

Postby Bangalang » Thu 15 Oct, 2015 7:35 pm

I have one of these guys too. Was sold to me as a blue spot lawnmower, not sure if he loves the algae as much as a lawnmower but its a great fish.
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Re: ID on a fish/blenny

Postby chromus » Fri 16 Oct, 2015 2:31 pm

Mine is about 7" long and thinks the MP60 on full is little more than a comfy perch, draws blood if he feels so inclined when my arm is in the tank.
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