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Old 07-14-2006, 04:10 PM   #1
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Feeding Scooter Blenny / Dragonette

I've read that you can feed scooter blennies some fine frozen meats.. but they generally live off the live rock - off the pods.

Could a scooter blenny successfully thrive off of flake/shrimp pellets/seaweed? I do have 100 lbs of LR but my sand bed is going to be replaced in a few days since I am moving.

What are you guys thinking?
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I know my blennie feeds off flake but I `ve known others that could not get theirs to eat anything else.
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Old 07-14-2006, 08:30 PM   #3
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My scooter blenny that I HAD ate anything I gave him at first. After a while he wouldnt eat anything except pods. Slowly in my 29 gal he starved along with a case of ich that broke out in my tank. I think with 100 lbs LR you should have plenty of pods. Just get one of those bottles of pods and put it in your tank to help repopulate from switching out sands. Give it a month or so and give it a go. They're really cool fish with lots of personality! HTH
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I've never heard of ocellated dragonets (scooter blennys) eating flakes. The scooter is incorrectly named and not a relative of things like lawnmower blennys, they are actually dragonets. I'm assuming you're asking this question because you already have one and you're hoping he'll survive the move. Replacing the entire sand bed in your tank? I hope you've got another tank to keep all your fish in because you'll go through at the very least a very mild cycle. As far as scooters surviving off shrimp, in bigger tanks I really suggest you wait until you've got a good pod population. They just won't do well without pods unless you're spot feeding them in a very small aquarium.
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I've never heard of ocellated dragonets (scooter blennys) eating flakes
Actually, i had a scooter blenny that chases down flakes I was advised to return him by a member of this board though
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Mine ate flakes as well.
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Old 07-14-2006, 11:02 PM   #7
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Wow. I suppose I'm saying that out of the fact that I've only fed saltwater fish flakes once, just to see if they eat it. I make my own food from mysis/brine/krill/ and cyclopeeze.
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Actually I dont have a blenny... I lost my scooter when I moved from the 55 gallon to the 125.
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I still think its better to be safe than sorry and you should get your pod population up before you decide to get another one if thats what you were planning on doing. It may eat frozen and then again it may not. Either way you will have your bases covered.
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So a refugium to promote pod population isn't needed? Just a few months of a healthy sand bed? I am going to buy some live sand after the tank is setup.

I wasn't thinking of one right away but maybe a few months down the road.

Forgot to mention... I do have a sixline wrasse as well. Those eat pods from what I understand.. so my concern is.... could I have a healthy blenny and sixline without a refugium.


Something about adding pods to a tank.. you can buy those?
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