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Old 12/19/2007, 03:29 PM   #1
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Bi-Color Blenny Question

So I have an adult Bi-color blenny in my reef tank and I caught another blenny of somekind at the beach today. Can I have both in the same tank or will there be a war?

If I could fit into my reef tank I wold be snorkeling right now.

Current Tank Info: Custom 183 gal, Euro reef rs 250 protein skimmer, 400W 20K radium lighting, 2-darts, 75gal sump/fuge
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Old 12/19/2007, 08:48 PM   #2
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Bicolors can become very territorial towards any smaller or passive fish added after them but every fish is different. I had one that tolerated the addition of a rainford's goby (small and passive fish) in a small 12 gallon tank with no problem but have also seen them harrass new fish even in bigger tanks.

I would try to ID the new fish if you can.

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Old 12/19/2007, 09:24 PM   #3
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No they'll fight

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Old 12/19/2007, 11:39 PM   #4
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I think they'll fight, too. Unless your aquascaping provides many caves and rockwork.

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Old 12/20/2007, 02:45 PM   #5
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Bi-Colors are one of the more agressive blennies out there.. they'll even take a nip at you when they feel like it.. Had one when I first started reefing years ago...


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