Jeweled rockskipper

Species information for the Jeweled rockskipper, in the Blennys category.

  1. FAMILY - Blenniidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Salarias Fasciatus

    COMMON NAME - Jeweled Rockskipper (Jeweled Blenny, Lawnmower Blenny)

    SIZE - 5.1" (13 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 55 US Gal. (208 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied diet of frozen and dried marine algae, spirulina, crop of microalgae in the tank is a plus.

    AQUARIUM SUITABILITY - 8

    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Has been known to nip at stony corals and clam mantles, feeding activity stirs up sediment at times.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Provide a well established system with live rock and some active algae growth, large specimens may attack tankmates (especially other blenny species). Keep only one or one proven pair per tank, not compatible with sea horses or pipe fish. Adults become more aggressive as the tank size decreases.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 27, 2013
    jhnrb, Jan 9, 2009
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