Bicolour Blenny, Ecsenius Bicolor FOTM Nov. '06

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  1. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Bicolour Blenny: Ecsenius Bicolor
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    Reef Safe:Yes
    Attitude: Peaceful have been know to get aggressive when 3.5 inches or larger
    Diet: Vegetable matter high in Spirulina
    Care: Easy
    Origin: Indo-Pacific
    Personal Observations: Great comical fish. Always perching in my Monti Caps or on rock ledges. Sleeps in his favourite hole each night. Tons of personality

    It is recommended that a Bicolour Blenny be kept in a tank 20G or Larger

    Like all Blennies they have been know to jump.

    Feeding: A variety of vegi flake and Nori. Mine eats Mysis and brine so don't tell him he's a vegaterian
     
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  3. jonathan

    jonathan Aiptasia Anemone

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    i recently had the opportunity to own a bicolor blenny, i had to find the little guy a new home due to my tank downgrade....mine only ate frozen mysis too...go figure. :p
     
  4. omard

    omard Gnarly Old Codfish

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    My Bicolor

    Thanks for FOTM post Jason.

    Was it that motivated to get this guy right after your post.

    Has adjusted better and better to tank environment ever since.

    Great personality...love to see him perched on favorite observation posts or peaking out of one of two caverns, one high in tank, one low.

    Was pretty shy for long time, and rarely spent time out in open. Mostly just flashing between hiding places.

    Now swims all over tank, and gets right out there with the rest of fish during feeding frenzy....

    Is definitely one of my tank favorites....


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    Cool, Cool Fish!!!

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  5. BaxterS80

    BaxterS80 Pajama Cardinal

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    I love those little rascals...Would love to put one in the 72 display but am afraid of problems with our Starry Blenny...
     
  6. HORTON16

    HORTON16 Sea Dragon

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  7. muecyl

    muecyl Feather Duster

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    I just saw one of these guys at my LFS, you need to highlight "great personality", soon as I get my take to fully cycle I get'n one!!! cheap too, only like 20 bucks!