Anyone ever keep a Tessellated Blenny?

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  1. Chasmodes

    Chasmodes Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    DVR, I'd look forward to following such a tank. Do you have any recent pics of the 2 that you have now?
     
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    The following are a few pics from about 1 month ago. I can try and get some current pics within the next few days.

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    Not Shy

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    Sweet! Have they been eating any algae or do they prefer the prepared food?
     
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    I see them eating hair algae occasionally. Not a lot though, they prefer copepods and flake food...
     
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    Awesome DVR, thanks for sharing! Any time you want to share pics, I'll be here to watch and get my tessellated blenny fix! What a cool fish!
     
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    Thanks. Here is one from this morning.

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  11. nautical_nathaniel

    nautical_nathaniel Jack of All Trades, Masters in One R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Were these fish collected off of Pensacola?
     
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    Yes.

    DVR if you ever end up with some more of those ceriths, let me know. I got a bigger tank and you cant beat those for detrivores.
     
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    No problem. Water needs to warm up first....
     
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    If you ever get another I'd love to have one been wanting one for a long time now lol
     
  15. Omega0397

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    Just found this thread and thanks for sharing! It's a shame this species isn't available commercially in the hobby.
     
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  16. mdbannister

    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award SCMAS Member Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    I STILL want one!! :)
     
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    Very interesting thread. Taking an invasive species and making it a welcome resident in our own ecosystems. Will definitely be coming back often to see progress on these guys. Love the coloration and pattern. You might be starting a new trend for their collection.
     
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    what are these guys like how big do they get?
     
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    I've followed this thread since it started. So interesting! Please keep updating.
     
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    DVR has had much better luck with them than I have. They dont get but a couple of inches long. In my tank they were fairly reclusive and behaved like other barnacle blennys. DVR has been able to observe them far better than I have and will hopefully chime in.
     
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