I love my Starry Blenny!! What other fish have cool personalities?

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  1. Princess Hockey

    Princess Hockey Member

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    My Starry Blenny has finally come out of his shell and he is amazing!! So much personality, wiggles all over the tank and darts about for food. Comes up the glass when he thinks you’re gonna feed him...loves to perch everywhere! Poses for photos too :). What are some other kinds of reef safe fish with cool personalities?

    Heres a photo of him looking awesome! Look at those eyebrows :)
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    SuncrestReef Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I love my tailspot blenny. Very similar to what you described above. Cautious, but curious, frequently tucked away in little holes with his head sticking out to see what's going on. It's amazing how they can swim perfectly stationary in the current.

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    And he has a great appetite!
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    Reeferdood Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    One of my favs would be hawkfish along with the blenny's
     
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    Hawkfish, blenny, goby, rabbitfish, and cleaner wrasses are among my favorite.
     
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    I would second a tail spot. I had one and he was such a clown. Great fish
     
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    I love my silly clown fish (yeah I'm new, they're the only ones who don't swim away when I approach QT) so I'm excited to find out what some other fun fish are!
     
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    gotta be a Copper Band
     
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    Orchid Dottyback. Very curious fish. Mine would follow me around the tank to see what I was up to. It was always very active. You just need to give them lots of hiding places in the rock.
     
  9. Princess Hockey

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    I love him!! I wonder what the rule about keeping more than one Blenny in a tank is. I have 100g display, not sure if it would be big enough for that.
     
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    Any aggression issues or is the orchid nicer than the bicolor dottyback?
     
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    I would love a hawk fish but I have heard they do a number on inverts.
     
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    Not in that tank. It had limited company: a rabbit fish, an engineer goby, a canary wrase and one blue chromis (guess what happened to its buddies).

    I want to keep flasher wrasses in the tank I'm planning now, so I don't think I can add one to this tank.

    From what I understand, the orchid is the least aggressive.
     
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    Midas Blenny! Peaceful, hyper and very interesting to watch them swim due to their unique long body. Beautiful yellow as well.
     
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    My Large Queen Angel is amazing. He will come over and squirt water at me to try & get me to feed him.
     
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    Sailfin Tang , Lawnmower Blanny and Foxface Low... are my favorite personalities
     
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    My Midas Blenny is an absolute nightmare. He bites me every time I put my hands in the tank. He follows me around and taunts me daring to mess with him. If I could catch him I would bring him back. I have to chase him into the rocks with a turkey baster if I want to do something in the tank
     
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    I just got one and it seems quite passive. The orchids are supposedly the most peaceful of the dottybacks.
     
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    You can mix and match some blennys. What do you have now?
     
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    mta_morrow It costs HOW much?!!! R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor SCAA Member

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    Orchid is on the mild side for a dotyback
     
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    In my reef tank, my blue spot goby is a character. He always looks exasperated!

    In my predator tank, my angler is always on the move and "fishes" every time I come in. My dwarf moray is always up to something, and my fuzzy lion and porcupine puffer are always front and center begging. They are more like aqua-pets than fish. 2018-10-08_08-49-30.jpeg 1528918498736.jpeg 20180411_184715.jpeg 20181001_185458.jpeg
     
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