Fighting blennies

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  1. VicZA

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    Hey all,

    I have had a Bicolor Blenny for some time and he has done really well on his own with the other fish. Yesterday I got myself a Tail-spot Blenny and the Bicolor is very aggressive towards it (and so is my True Percula Clown?).

    Is this normal for these guys?
    Will they "get over it" or is this potentially a fight to the death ?

    Thanks
    Vic
     
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    Depends on the size of your tank. The clown will calm down. Not sure if the bi-colour will.
     
  4. VicZA

    VicZA Thread Starter

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    The tank is 1.2 x 0.6 x 0.5

    Will see how it goes for the next few days ... else will have to ship one out .... or do I just leave them to resolve their issues ?
     
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    Tank size is ok. Give it a few days. If you see any damage it would be time to remove one blenny.
     
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    ok will do .... I didn't really look closely at the Tailspot when I got him but I see some of his tail fin is missing .... will keep an eye on it
     
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    Hi Vicza

    Had the same fish in my tank, as soon as I added the bi-colour to the tank they went at each other.

    left the for a few days to see if they would settle.

    in the end the bi-colour killed the spot.

    tank was basically same size as yours.
     
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    bi-color is quiet an agro fish at time
    source
     
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    My bi-color has a go at my yellow scissortail blenny quiet agressive little bugger
     
  10. VicZA

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    mmmm .... like both of them though .... and not too sure I will be able to catch either of them
     
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    Good luck in catching one of them. They are impossible to catch. Usually I have seen in LFS that they will take the rock out where the blennie is in and wait until he jumps out so make sure you have him near a bucket or bag if you use this method.
     
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    NOPE - I am going to leave them to their own fate ... see what happens
     
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    i had both but not at the same time, the tailspot is a keeper from my side, love them,

    Mine went carpet surfing unfortunately
     
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    must say that if I had to choose, I would also choose the tail spot - but there is no way I am going to be able to catch any now .... so destiny it is :(
     
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    Give some time maybe they will settle, their differents. my tank 1.8. I have 2 tail spot blennys and one bicolor. All 3 stay close to on another. No fighting. Had bicolor first and after a while and the 2 tail spot but they where very small. No grown ups. Still sharing the one corner of the tank all 3 of them.
     
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