Scooter Blenny (Synchiropus ocellatus)
Species Information Care Level: Difficult Temperament: Peaceful Diet: Carnivore Reef Compatible: Yes Max. Size: 5 inches Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons Approximate Purchase Size: 1 to 2 inches
Notes: The Scooter Blenny is also known as Scooter Dragonet or Ocellated Dragonet.
The Scooter Blenny viewed from above has a distinct diamond-shaped with the horizontal pectoral fins located at its widest point. It is brown and tan with a striped or spotted pattern- males are usually more colorful and have a large sail-like dorsal fin that is bright orange at the base.
To be successful with the Scooter Blenny requires a very well-established 30 gallon/70 gal if keeping a group or larger aquarium with plenty of live rock and a sandy substrate. The aquarium should also have a good population of amphipods and copepods. They are slow-moving, deliberate feeders and should not have to compete for their food.
Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided.