Scooter Blenny

The Scooter Blenny is also known as Scooter Dragonet or Ocellated Dragonet. It has a mottled brown and white body with red highlights. The male usually has brighter colors and a larger first dorsal fin.

A 30 gallon or larger reef aquarium that has live sand substrate, docile inhabitants, and lots of live rock makes the ideal aquarium for the Scooter Blenny. More than one of its species may be kept; if so, it is best to introduce them all to the tank at the same time. The ratio should be 2 or 3 females per male.

The Scooter Blenny may be a difficult fish to keep due to its feeding habits. The Scooter Blenny will sift through the sand for food. Finely cut meaty foods and vitamin-enriched brine shrimp may be acceptable substitutes.

Minimum Tank Size: 113 Litres
Care LevelModerate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size5"
Colour Form: Red, Tan, White
Diet: Carnivore
Family: Callionymidae
Origin: Fiji, Indonesia, Solomon Islands

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Easy to Care For
Easy to Feed
Peaceful with Others
Reef Safe
Invertebrate Safe

  1. A Scooter Blenny is a great community fish, especially to round out the lower water regions; they constantly hover over live rock and the substrate. All you need is a healthy tank that supports micros for them to feed on or a substitute they’ll accept.

  2. The scooter blenny is a great addition to any tank (other than aggressive) although they do require specialized foods, like live micro’s etc, they are fun to watch as they “scoot” along the bottom substrate or favorite coral’s and live rock. They “scoot” by doing this cute “hop” and it’s really funny to watch. I made the mistake and made the scooter blenny my first addition to my brand new (just cycled) saltwater aquarium, and I was brand new to it too. Thanks to tons of research I got mine to eat frozen foods, but you may not be so lucky, so please, do your research first, and wait until you have an established aquarium!

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