Golden Blenny – JackPot!


Meet JackPot! (yes with an exclamation). JackPot! is not your ordinary blenny…it’s a GOLDEN BLENNY. This ladies and gentlemen is the rarest fish I have even gotten. Yes, rarer than my capclown fish or my mystery wrasse or my black tang and others. It’s that rare to me.

Why is it that rare? Since being in this hobby for 7+ years, I have never seen one available for purchase. I’ve seen one in a friend’s tank (who collects rare fish like people collect rare antiques) and ofcourse he wouldn’t part with it. So imagine my surprise when I went to my LFS and saw it available. I grabbed it immediately (it was still in the bag) and man…i was so excited. like a kid in a candy store.

My LFS owner knows that I know what to look for when I come in and when he saw me with the bag he said “ you know what’s up…i haven’t seen one of those in 7 years”). His wife later saw me walking around with it and she said “oooh…you got the goldie!”).

When I got home, I wanted to put him into my main tank but it was filled with roses so i didn’t want to risk him getting stung since he does hang out around the rocks. So I put him into my 29 gallon tank that’s plumbed to the main tank where i am also keeping my capclown. The value of that 29 gallon tank just went up. haha.


{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Ladymaiden May 24, 2007 at 3:52 pm

COngrats on the find. It is a beautiful fish. Wish I had your luck.

Johnny May 24, 2007 at 3:53 pm

thanks! just gives me another reason to go to the LFS every weekend in hopes of finding something like this! ๐Ÿ™‚

Cichlid-Man May 25, 2007 at 7:06 am

Haha! I go to the LFS every weekend too, never know what you’ll stumble upon. Nice fish!

Panther28 May 29, 2007 at 11:05 am

jackpot! Looks great!! How much did you get him for??

Froggy June 5, 2007 at 11:02 pm

congrats ๐Ÿ™‚ He’s gorgeous! great name too

ms danielle June 8, 2007 at 5:39 pm

hey congrats on finding Jackpot! ๐Ÿ™‚ you must’ve felt like charlie right after he found the golden ticket, walking around that store…

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