Synchiropus ocellatus
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Synchiropus ocellatus

Common Names: Scooter Blenny
Synonyms: Callionymus ocellatus
Neosynchiropus ocellatus
Family: Callionymidae
Category: Blennoid_Gobioid
Distribution: Pacific - Western; Western Pacific; Japan to Marquesas.
Main Ecosystem: Reef; Reef
Temperament: Peaceful; Docile by nature, very good community fish. If placing more than one within a system, a mated pair is preferred, unmated pairs will not always fight, but this behaviour has been noted. This species has an amusing character and make a great addition to any marine system.
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Although considered a good beginners species, scooter blennies fare better in an established system, with an abundance of copepods. They do not tend to feed flake or dried foods, usually only accepting live/frozen foods such as brine shrimp. Reef safe.
24°C - 28°C
75°F - 82°F
Specific Gravity:
1.022 - 1.026
Potential Size: Male: 8cm (3.1")
Female: 8cm (3.1")
Water Region: Bottom; Bottom
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Males will have an extension of the first dorsal fin.
Breeding: Not known in captivity
Comments: Minimum tank size: 20 gallons.
Main Colours:
Markings: Mottled
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Convex
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Submitted By: Dan
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