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Old 03-12-2005, 01:15 AM   #1
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Barnacle Blenny - Bursting with Personality!

We recently added a barnacle blenny to our main tank. What a great addition he has been. They are the funniest little fish! The first thing we do when we look into the tank is play "where in the world is Carmen Santiago-Blenny". After searching for a while you'll find him poking up out of some hole or hiding under a frag. He's really curious and nosy, checking out every move we make, zipping around from one spot to another and peering over ridges. When we feed the tank he swims out and "sucks" food right out of the syringe that we use to spot feed our corals. Not sure what it is about him, but he is just a lot of fun to watch.

I don't know if that is indicative of blenny's as a whole, but the barnacle is certainly worth owning.

Just thought I'd pass that along . . .
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Old 03-12-2005, 08:52 AM   #2
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Awesome ... I'm trying to decide on which one to get, and this moves barnacle high on my list.
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1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids. assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.

Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)

List of possible/likely newcomers:

Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.
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Old 03-12-2005, 06:12 PM   #3
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yea i just got a lawnmower blenny yesterday, as he is still a bit timid he loves darting from rock to rock hiding and sneaking in them little kisses along the way.
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I love mine. He has a ton of persoanlity too. We call him benji because he perches upright as if begging for food like a puppy dog would...it's really cute.
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1 cleaner shrimp, Coral Banded Shrimp, lettuce nudibranch, 1 sand sifter stars, 1 tiny red brittle star "red", 1 tiny red and white banded serpent star, 2 tiny banded serpent stars, small orange Linkia starfish, assorted hermits and snails. Corals: star polyps, A ton of different types of mushrooms, yellow zooanthids, brown-orangish and light blue paly's, orange ricordia.

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Do you guys have picture you can post?
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Old 03-12-2005, 11:45 PM   #6
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Benji's a pretty cute name for him. They do always look like they're begging. I can't even clean the glass without this guy rushing over to see what I'm doing.

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