My new favorite fish! Barnacle Blenny

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  1. schackmel

    schackmel Giant Squid

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    these are just fascinating fish to watch. I have a 19g nano that is a blenny tank (have a horned blenny, bicolor blenny, barnacle blenny and high fin blenny) and a black headed jawfish. I have a large barnacle in there and everyone of them (including the jawfish) hangs out in the openings of the barnacles. Each has their own assigned opening and nobody better get near it.

    However, my barnacle blenny has become my new favorite fish.......i will try to capture it on video one day but he is the fastest fish you ever will see. All he does is sit in his barnacle with his head hanging out. Come feeding time, he shoots out of there going 100 MPH grabs food and is back in hole before you can blink.

    Here is what they are...
    Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Barnacle Blenny
     
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  3. TheSaltwaterGuy

    TheSaltwaterGuy Banned

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    Awesome! but how can you keep more then 1 blenny? I thought they would fight with their other species of blenny too.
     
  4. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    cool fish Schackmel

    and definitely one to remember when people are looking for fish suitable for Nano tanks

    Steve
     
  5. offensetaken

    offensetaken Montipora Digitata

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    Very cool fish IMO. One of my favorite blennies also. Get a video if you can! Thanks for sharing.
     
  6. Gresham

    Gresham Great Blue Whale

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    I love B. blennies, especially the Sea of Cortez ones.
     
  7. schackmel

    schackmel Giant Squid

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    different body and species type. I am wondering based on the picutres from live aquaria if you can keep more then one of these together.
     
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  9. TheSaltwaterGuy

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    o ok cool!
     
  10. the fisherman

    the fisherman Vlamingii Tang

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    congrats. waiting for that vid as well
     
  11. inwall75

    inwall75 Giant Squid

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    This is easily the fastest fish I've ever seen in my life. I don't have a clue how one could video tape it without a real expensive high speed camera.

    My favorite type of barnacle blenny is the Orange Tessellated Blenny although you really don't see them in the hobby all that often.

    Orange Tessellated Blenny | LiveScience.
     
  12. K3rack

    K3rack Peppermint Shrimp

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    That is an awesome looking blenny inwall!