What R These Fishes? (funny Video)

KinsKicks

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Hello!

I believe The one in the hole is a blue dot jawfish (or something similar)and the one kicking the sand in is a diamond blenny. Very fun fish to watch. I love that video btw...I find it extremely hilarious. I've seen some sharing a tank, but they are usually quite large; big enough so each has a sizable territory to themselves. Blennies can be bi-polar sometimes. They can be peaceful one second and totally rocky balboa the next They are neat fish tho.

Hope that helps and best of luck!
 
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I mean... it's kind of fun to watch. But in reality, in their world, it's probably like us fighting over a parking spot lol.
 
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Do you think they could do well in 80g tank?

Also I want a boxfish, these 3 are highly intelligent fish species I suppose, making a shopping list for oncoming reef

Ps. Are there any other greatly intelligent or interactive fishes?
 

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Can somebody who knows give me some information of these fishes?
Can they share a same fish tank?
Blennies
Blennies reach a size of three inches and are typically bottom dwellers. Blenny Fish are somewhat territorial in nature, and only one species per tank is recommended. Extensive rockwork and a good growth of microalgae are necessary to successfully maintain them in captivity.
 

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I wanted a Blennie and fish store said I needed a well established tank with copopods for them to eat.

Blennies
Blennies reach a size of three inches and are typically bottom dwellers. Blenny Fish are somewhat territorial in nature, and only one species per tank is recommended. Extensive rockwork and a good growth of microalgae are necessary to successfully maintain them in captivity.
 

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Your fish store told you what? Blennies do not primarily subsist off of copepods, and they are not bottom dwellers. They are rock dwellers. Most eat algae, with the exception of some that are carnivorous like the Midas blenny that will eat meaty foods like Mysis shrimp. Were you by chance looking at a Madarin Goby?

The commonly available boxfish like the long horn cowfish need a tank larger then 80g. And they are not considered beginner fish either... I would pass for now unless you have a fair amount of experience and are planning a bigger tank! Just obtaining a healthy one can be a challenge... I finally gave up.

If you want a jawfish, you will need a deeper sand bed, at least 3 inches. You might be OK with a diamond goby, but personally I wouldn't do it. The diamond goby sifts through the sand for food and will cause problems like what the video shows. You would probably be fine with a non-sandsifting goby though.
 
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