Scooter Blenny

Greek Name: Synchiropus ocellatus



Scooter Blenny is often referred to as Scooter Dragonet as well as Ocellated Dragonet. It is brown with flecks of white, with red highlights. Males usually have brighter colors and have a larger first dorsal fin.

A 30 gallon and greater saltwater aquarium with live sand substrate, gentle tank mates, and plenty of live rock create an ideal habitat to house The Scooter Blenny. There are many species that could be kept; in that case, it’s recommended to bring them all into the tank at once. The ratio should be between 2 and 3 females for each male.

The Scooter Blenny might be a tough fish to keep because of its feeding habits. It is believed that the Scooter Blenny will go through the sand bed to find food. Finely cut meaty items and brine shrimp with vitamin-enriched brine may be suitable substitutes.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1″ to 2″; Medium: 2″ to 3″; Large: 3″ to 5″



Care Level




Color Form

Red, Tan, White



Reef Compatible


Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size



Fiji, Indonesia, Solomon Islands



Minimum Tank

30 gallons


Scooter Blenny Information

A Scooter Blenny, Synchiropus Ocellatus is a small fish that has eyes that are mounted on top and a tiny pointed mouth. Its body is decorated with the appearance of a starry pattern with white and black splotches scattered throughout its body, with prominent blue marks on its head. They are extremely tranquil and can be kept alongside other peaceful fish in a tank. However, they could be territorial towards gobies, blennies, and dartfish in smaller aquariums. Blennies are famous for their amazing jumping capabilities and a closed lid is recommended.


Scooter Blenny Diet

This marine fish diet should consist of a variety of mysis shrimp as well as vitamin-rich brine shrimp and a constant supply of copepods, amphipods, and spirulina. Also include seaweed, marine algae, and algae-based meals three times every day.

Additional information


Large, Medium, Small

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