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The Ruby Red Scooter Blenny, scientifically known as Synchiropus stellatus, is a captivating and vibrant addition to your marine aquarium. Known for its stunning ruby-red coloration and unique characteristics, this blenny brings a burst of color and personality to your underwater haven.



  • Average Size: 2 inches
  • Max Size: 3 inches
  • Tank Size Required: 20 gallons or larger


Temperament: The Ruby Red Scooter Blenny is renowned for its peaceful nature, making it an excellent choice for community reef tanks. Its calm demeanor and compatibility with other non-aggressive species contribute to a harmonious aquatic environment.


Unique Traits: This blenny is distinctive not only for its striking ruby-red hues but also for its characteristic "scooting" behavior. Using its modified pectoral fins, the Ruby Red Scooter Blenny elegantly glides across surfaces, resembling a charming underwater ballet.


Origin: Native to the Western Pacific, particularly Indonesia, this species thrives in reef environments and coral-rich habitats.


Other Names:

  • Starry Dragonet
  • Red Scooter Dragonet


Care Level: Moderate


Diet: Feeding the Ruby Red Scooter Blenny is relatively straightforward. This species is a carnivore, and its diet should include a variety of live or frozen small crustaceans, copepods, and high-quality frozen food preparations suitable for carnivorous marine fish.


Characteristics and Looks: The Ruby Red Scooter Blenny boasts a streamlined body with vivid ruby-red coloration that intensifies in males during the breeding season. Its oversized pectoral fins, reminiscent of wings, add to its charm as it gracefully moves through the water.


Water Parameters:

  • pH: 8.1-8.4
  • gH (General Hardness): 8-12 dGH
  • kH (Carbonate Hardness): 8-12 dKH
  • TDS (Total Dissolved Solids): 32-45 ppm
  • Temperature: 72-78°F


Disclaimer: "Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts is always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care."

Ruby Red Scooter Blenny

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