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Old 01-01-2006, 09:31 AM   #1
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Scooter Blennie

Hello everyone, and Happy New Year!
I am new to this forum and hope to get some good advice for my pair of Scooter Blennies who are obviously in love, and lately, the female is getting chubby...
I am thinking of making an attempt to raise the fry, if I can find where the eggs will be laid. I searched for articles on this topic and found few on breeding blennies, but none on Scooter Blennies. Not sure if I should assume that all blennies behave the same or if the fry should be raised the same for all bleniidae. I am looking for some advice from anyone who as successfully (and affordably) raised Scooter Blennie fry from eggs.
Ok, here's some info from an article I found (for Bumblebee Blennie):
They left the eggs with the male for 4 days before transporting them to a 5 gal containing acriflavine. The eggs almost imediately hatched after the move. They raised the fry on greenwater, vinegar eels, microworms, and eventually live baby brine.
I have never bred anything before and don't know if this is sound advice or not. Is there anything missing, or another way of doing this?
Thanks in advance!
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As far as helping you with the process I don't have much to offer as I have never attempted this myself but instead or looking for "blennies" in general, target your search to a more like species, ie.. mandarin fish.


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Thanks to you both! I just read that article you provided, Steve, and it looks like the person was unsuccessful, as there was 100% fatality after 3 days.

However, I will take your advice and keep looking.

This afternoon I went shopping for refugium supplies and spent $200 on equipment, live rock, live sand, some Chaetomorpha Algae, also known as Spaghetti Algae; added a lot of water and sand from my other tank, etc. It's cycling now, but don't think it'll be ready for my fry. We'll see - I don't know what else to do or even when my blennie will be ready to lay her eggs. So if I don't find any answers, I'll be winging it.

If anyone is interested, I could keep you posted if anything happens.

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