Molly Miller Blenny (Scartella cristata)
Molly Miller Blenny
114 Litres (30 US G.)
8.9-10.2cm (3.5-4 ")
8.1 - 8.4
22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)
This animal is available captive bred
- 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.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )