Molly Miller Blenny (Scartella cristata)

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Molly Miller Blenny

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Molly Miller Blenny

Scartella cristata

114 Litres (30 US G.)

8.9-10.2cm (3.5-4 ")


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

7-9 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Molly Miller Blenny, Molly Miller

Additional scientific names

Blennius cristatus, Adonis cristatus, Scartella cristatus, Blennius pinaru, Blennius crinitus, Blennius microstomus, Scartella microstoma, Blennius asterias, Blennius arboreus

Origin[edit | edit source]

Western Atlantic: Bermuda, Florida (USA), and northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil. Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania and the Canary Islands to about Möwe Bay, Namibia. Also known in the southern parts of Mediterranean, including the following most southern localities of the northern coast: Torremolinos and Taramay near Motril (Spain), Sicily, Kyra Island (Gulf of Aigina) and near Palaea Epidavros, Peloponnes (Greece). Northwest Pacific: Japan and Taiwan.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Difficult to visually sex.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A generally peaceful fish.

Diet[edit | edit source]

A generally herbivorous fish, grazing on algae. Although not pretty in most people's eyes, they are hardy fishes to control nuisance algae.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Does best in a rocky mature reef set up with plenty of places to hide.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A generally peaceful Blenny.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Typical Blenny in shape, a chunky body with a large, rounded and blunt head. It is cream in colour with mottled brown and olive green markings across the flanks.

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