Paste as plain text instead, × Which would you recommend if I'm looking for a fish that is..... --visible, fun to watch and active with lights on. 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. They bring a lot of action, and some times chaos, to new and old tanks alike. The Diamond Watchman Goby is a sand sifting blenny that combs the sand bed and rocks for food. Do you think an orange spotted is good for a 24 gallon? It appears that this is a bi color Blenny. Blennies are the best option. They are not sand sifters. Blennies also have projections called cirri, on their head, that the gobies lack. I think the blenny is closer to a dragonet than a goby is. have not seen a blenny make a dent in any kind of algea problem. Paste as plain text instead, × This is the gf . Blenny Vs Gobie - I recently bought a Bicolor Blenny, And after the fish felt safe started to swim around the tank. You can post now and register later. As for adding sand it will likely make your cyano worse. This is the gf . Add to Wish List Add To Cart Quick View Yellow Watchman Goby … Most owners of blennies consider their appearance and behavior as cute, entertaining, even comical. Display as a link instead, × You can post now and register later. By Add to Wish List Add To Cart Quick View Bicolor Blenny $29.99 Out of Stock. They typically graze on the rocks. 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. ^I wish you were closer, I would totally sell you mine XD. A couple of nassarius snails would do a good job sifting the sand. My tailspot that i had when i had a GHA breakout barely picked at it. Thanks for all the help and advice guys, live and learn. Well he is a cutie and too bad you have now found out the LFS you have is full of jerks. 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. The blenny won't really sift through the sand bed. I bought 2 blennies at the same time in hopes of reducing algae. They are omnivorous and won't make a dent in any algae that you have. Bicolor Blennies are really fun to have though.   Your previous content has been restored. Most blennies are small, typically one to three-inch bottom-dwellers with a single continuous dorsal fin. Cowrie was a lawnmower for me, got a medium sized one and it had eaten half the algea in the tank overnight. Description: The Starry Blenny also called a Snowflake Blenny eats a wide variety of … Saltwater aquarium Blennies may be used in either a Reef Tanks or Saltwater Aquarium to keep algaes under control. Gobies generally have fused pectoral fins that form a cup that they use to prop themselves up on and to grasp vertical walls. Tailspot Blenny, Rainsford Goby or Hector Goby. Pholidichthys leucotaenia, commonly known as the convict blenny/goby or the engineer blenny/goby, is a marine fish from the west-central Pacific Ocean. It is neither a blenny nor a goby, but is in fact one of two species in the family Pholidichthyidae. 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. The lady at the LFS showed her a bi color goby and said that one would be better than the spotted goby. Adult males have elongated anterior rays on the anal fin. 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. Blennies are fun to keep because their look and behavior's are cute, entertaining, even comical.   Your link has been automatically embedded. Blennies are used in both Reef Tanks and Saltwater Aquariums to keep algae under control. 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. So i cant find a lot fo info on the differences between a goby and blenny. 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. Oh yeah that's him, he's hiding out in my LR.   Your link has been automatically embedded. 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 store sold me a "blenny" but I'm 99% sure it's a goby. It is a blenny for sure. If the tank is larger, it will grow to its maximum length.   Your previous content has been restored. 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. 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. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. How to Tell a Sculpin From a Goby: Round gobies and mottled sculpins look a lot alike, especially when they are not spawning. They are commonly kept in aquariums. 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. They simply get too big and can be difficult to get eating. Sorry they scammed you like that. If I am wrong, it wouldn't be the first time. have not seen a blenny make a dent in any kind of algea problem. My Bicolor Blenny is not agressive towards my clowns, tangs, damsels and basslet. The Sailfin Blenny, also known as an Algae Blenny or Lawnmower Blenny (Salarias Fasciatus) is notable for its unique looks and winning personality. The reason I ask, is that this fish has dissapeared. Anthias, Algae Blenny Watchman Goby w Had a hectors goby as well and never saw him eating algea, he liked to pick/sift the sand in my tank.   You cannot paste images directly. Display as a link instead, × As for eating hair algae and cyno well that would be the "holy grail" but one can hope. 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. I think you'll enjoy him. 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 +- ? × Stan and Debbie have worked in the aquarium fish field for over three decades and written 300+ articles about pet fish. I have a Orange Spotted in my 7.5g, he loves being in the rock, but comes out a lot to eat. Some of the gobies are cleaner fish. dfwflyr, March 18, 2012 in Beginners Discussion. I will be adding a small serpeant star and maybe a hifin Goby/snapping shrimp.   You cannot paste images directly. Live and learn, never trust your LFS, they probably sold you this guy because he was a bit more $$$. This post may contain affiliate links. No I wouldn't recommend any sand sifting goby in a tank this size. 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. Barnacle Blenny $32.99 In Stock. We bought him, put him in the tank and he had gone into hiding in a rock and wont come out. The others have difficult eating habits. Their mouth is specially shaped to eat stuff off live rock, whereas the goby prefers sand I think. 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.   Pasted as rich text. The girlfriend has a 24 gal Nano cube. Description: One of the coolest blennies, the Mexican Barnacle Blennies are social, you can keep as many together as you would like. 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. A blenny will usually mature between 4 and 6 inches in length. It needs a 30-gallon tank, at the minimum, to provide the best opportunity for plenty of algae. Last night at the LFS we were looking at Gobys thinking it would help sift and clean the sand. I've been wanting a Rainford's gobie for a while now myself. I will soon be adding 1 inch of sand. any difficulties in separating the three species. Clear editor. It also can co-exist with my yellow watchman goby. The Common Blenny is by far the commonest species between the tides, although Tompots can be quite common in deeper water. My tailspot that i had when i had a GHA breakout barely picked at it. Do you know of any sand sifter gobies that would work in a 24g nano? 55 AGA 30lbs LS, 60lbs LR Red Sea Skimmer, Current Comp. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. However, identification from photographs Blennies have been mistaken for Gobies (Gobiidae) in popular books. Tailspot. The Sailfin/Algae Blenny is notable for its unique looks and winning personality. You can get the other one as well like others are saying just wait a week or 2 before adding him. 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. Upload or insert images from URL. For corals, I have softies, frogspawn, and 2 RBTA. In Today's video, We are going to be taking a look at Top 10 blenny fish for your reef tank. adds visual appeal to any marine aquarium. They were recommended to me on the basis of been easy to care for and fun to watch (visible). By 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. Will the blenny clean sand as well? The Lawnmower Blenny, Salarias fasciatus, features a brownish color with various spots making them excellent at camouflage.   Pasted as rich text. It tends to live for two to four years, or maybe longer. LFS can be really a pain. Here's a list of common species: http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2004-07/hcs3/index.php. Luckily for us, most of them are available in every local aquarium shop. With a mottled tan color, oversized eyes, and typical body shape of the Blenniidae family, Salarias fasciatus adds visual appeal to any marine aquarium. However, it chases the other smaller bicolor blenny every time he sees him. Flor. +1 to Seabass. See the LFS should have told you it was a totally different type of fish. Upload or insert images from URL. Thanks for the links. But there's always a catch, as the fish depletes microfauna important to a sandbed and unless supplemented with food, can starve. Blennies also have fun personalities. A true sand sifting fish is a diamond goby (it does not pair with pistol shrimp). Learn moreWith the increasing popularity of small saltwater aquariums, the demand for nano reef fish was never higher. She was interested in a diamond goby but she knows that her tank isnt big enough. So cool! Still their bad, Blennys are not Gobys! As an amazon associate I earn from qualifying purchase. +1. Filamentous algae are the same thing as hair algae, but I agree that a Rainsford's/Hector's goby is not the best option. Though they look alike, after you … [2] I'm interested in a Tailspot Blenny, Rainsford Goby or Hector Goby. NEVER get a sand sifting goby in a nano, and never get a sand sifting goby just because you want the sand sifted. The stock list go's For my 55g6 line wrasseCoral beauty2 clown tank breadBicolor Clear editor. i read that the blenny is more of a fish that hides in live rock. Mon, 16th Jul 2007, 11:44 PM #5 That is the first goby that I have seen listed for something smaller than 50 gallons. Pretty hardy fish as well and pretty amusing to watch. Always go with Dwarf Ceriths and Nassarius. × 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. × Ugh guess that mission = fail. As far as I know there isn't a blenny that exclusively sifts sand. I'm having some problems with hair algae and cyno. 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. Blennies generally have a continuous, long dorsal fin that runs the length of the body to the tail. 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. But Blennys have Antenna! +1 Always come here first. Ok so the girlfriend bought a tank that was already established. A female scooter blenny with small fins To breed scooter blennies you will need more precise Conditions.