Grunt Sculpin (Rhamphocottus richardsonii)

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Grunt Sculpin (Rhamphocottus richardsonii)

Postby jgs240 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:48 pm

Hey guys, im hoping to find some more info on these very interesting fish. Ive been sitting in front of the computer for about an hour and the best i can find is repeat quotations of a single source of info and some dive pics of these guys.

Ive been told that there are a few suppliers in the NW that have and do ship these fish for ornamental purposes, but id like to get more info on them before i try to acquire them.

All i know right now is:

Inhabit coastal water, up to 168 meters deep but usually found in shallow waters.
Predator
up to 9 cm in length
sandy/stony substrate
walk on pectoral fins
73 F is the only temp i can find, but i see they are native to northern Japan up to Alaska and down to Washington state...so i doubt 73 F is an accurate figure.

Any help in learning more about this very interesting sp. is appreciated!

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Re: Grunt Sculpin (Rhamphocottus richardsonii)

Postby AquaticEngineer » Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:18 pm

I have one in my home aquarium.

I should be getting quite a few more in the near future.

Shoot me a message if you want any more info.
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Re: Grunt Sculpin (Rhamphocottus richardsonii)

Postby William » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:53 pm

Looks like they have large benthic eggs. Might not be too impossible to breed.
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