Scooter Blenny (Synchiropus ocellatus) Care
The Scooter Blenny, Synchiropus ocellatus, is also known as the Ocellated Dragonet. These fish come from the Pacific Ocean. They have a mottled brown with tan, orange, and black blotches. The coloring of the males is brighter than that of females.
These fish are carnivores and require a diet rich in meaty foods, such as mysis and brine shrimp and finely chopped seafood.
The Scooter Blenny can grow to be about 5″ and will do best in well-established aquariums of at least 30 gallons. They are fairly slow swimmers and should not be kept in a tank with aggressive fish. Only one male can be kept in an aquarium.
They are reef safe and will not harm corals, but may nip at small invertebrates.
Approximate Purchase Size
Tiny: up to 3/4”
Small: 3/4” to 1”
Small-Medium: 1” to 1-1/2”
Medium: 1-1/2” to 2”
Medium-Large: 2” to 2-1/2”
Large: 2-1/2” to 3”
Extra Large: 3” to 3-1/2”