Jackpot The Golden Blenny July Update


A Jackpot the Golden Blenny update. I can’t believe it’s been 2 months since I got him. I had to double check the date to make sure. Man..how time flies. But good news! Jackpot is still alive. So far I’ve had zero luck in trying to get it to eat flakes or frozen mysis shrimp. Instead he prefers to eat the algae off the glass which is good.

The tank I put jackpot in is a 29 gallon tank that is attached to my main tank. It’s always had trouble with alot of algae growth that I couldn’t control. But in the 2 months I’ve had Jackpot, he’s kept that tank pretty clean which is awesome…except for the fact that I hope he doesn’t eat all the algae and have nothing else to eat.

So I’m now doing something that goes against everything I’ve been striving for. I’m now trying to get that tank to grow more algae! Shouldn’t be that hard right since I’ve had trouble all these years? haha. So far it seems to be working. I monitor the amount of algae in that tank to make sure he has enough food.

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1979camaro July 16, 2007 at 9:48 am

Hey Johnny,

I am glad to see the blenny is still doing well. Your tank has such great stuff in it…I am always impressed. Is it eating the green filmy algae off the glass? Or something else?

Johnny July 16, 2007 at 10:01 am

it’s eating whatever is on the glass. at first the tank had this really thick brown algae that it seems to mow down w/o much trouble. now there’s thin green algae that’s growing but i’m hoping it’ll grow fast enough to keep up with his appetite.

someone suggested trying algae pellets.

jeffry r. johnston July 23, 2007 at 2:07 pm

Our Midas Blenny (“King Midas”) occasionally gnaws on the green algae that grows around his home (a hole in the live rock). Mostly he prefers frozen brine that I mix with some other goodies. Did you try the algae pellets?

Johnny July 23, 2007 at 2:16 pm

haven’t tried the algae pellets. i’ll give that a try and see what happens. so far the algae growth seems to be faster than what he can eat.

Bob July 24, 2007 at 9:01 am

Dang i wish i could find a golden blenny

Panther28 July 25, 2007 at 9:37 am

I think I had found a golden blenny but the LFS was asking like $200 for the blenny. So i just had to say no.. It was not in my budget

admin July 25, 2007 at 12:24 pm

if it is the same one as mine, i’d buy that in a heartbeat. it’s that rare.

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