Molly Miller Blenny

(Scartella cristata)

Scartella Blennies should be added to well established aquariums with plenty of algae covered rock work with caves to hide and explore. Scartella Blennies mainly feed on filamentous algae, diatoms, small crustaceans and detritius. Ensure a diet of meaty and algae based foods should be provided multiple times daily. Scartella Blennies have been known to consume cyanobacteria, slime and other types of algae. This is a great aquarium fish but only 1 should be kept in the aquarium. Most Blennies lack or have very small swim bladders and generally stay on the bottom. Be sure to provide an aquarium with a tight fitting lid as Blennies may jump.

The Molly Miller Blenny is also known as the Combtooth Blenny. Occasionally seen in the aquarium trade. Molly Miller Blennies have a tan to olive brown mottled overall body color with white and black spots that cover its body. Molly Miller Blennies can grow to 5".

We recommend a minimum aquarium size of 30 gallons or larger for this species.

Water conditions: Salinity 1.020 - 1.025, Temp (F) 72 - 78, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Alkalinity 8 - 12 dKH

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