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Description fish sea-dog (Blennius gattoruggine)

Because slime-covered body of sea dogs are family Blennidi. The name comes from the Greek word “Blin” is slime. For the sea dogs hunted by the lovers of aquarium fish, as they can well endure captivity.

Unit – Perciformes Family – Orsk obakki Maximum length is 30cm fishing – shallow water bottom fishing Methods – priglyadno (without biting)

Blennies a small fish with a peculiar body form, different species inhabit our coastal waters. The most common type is drooling sea-dog (in Italian literally “wet rust”).

She has elongated, laterally compressed body, large head with supraorbital lobe and a fairly large round eyes. Dorsal fin single, it is stretched, in the center a little lower than the edges, less anal, dorsal, and pectoral are large and oval, their support 13-15 soft rays.

Fig. The name of this type of blennies derives from the Greek word “Blin” is the slime, and indeed all her body covered with sticky mucus.

On slime-covered body had no scales, colour very variable, usually reddish-grey, with vertical brown stripes that extend on the dorsal and anal fins. The whole body is covered with numerous blackish spots.

Reproduction and sizes of sea dogs

Propagated in spring. The male protects the eggs from other fish osmoregulatory. Greatest of the sea dogs grow up to 30 cm in length.

Lifestyle and nutrition of sea dogs

Blennies live on the bottom not very deep, often hidden in the convolutions of the reefs and between rocks, where no light penetrates, from which they try to escape. Feed on small invertebrates, crustaceans and mollusks.

Related species of blennies

In the waters of the Italian seas and meet other blennies. Biennis ocellaris, i.e. big-eyed, living at great depths; Biennis trigloides out of Jody, can live for a few hours, and Blennius sanguinolentus, in fact sea-dog, the scientific name of which is derived from blood-red spots on the fins (sangius, in Latin, means “blood”).

How to catch the fish of the sea dog

To catch sea dog easily enough, as she eagerly catches at any offered her the nozzle. It is best to catch the sea dogs in the pits and among the reefs, the bite is visible in the behavior of the tip.

Fig. For catching sea dogs need strong rods, as they caught among the rocks and cliffs

The perfect tackle is obedient to the rod and a small reel with a spool on which is wound a nylon monofilament with a diameter of 0.25 mm.

To the main fishing line through the block with lobster clasp attaches the leash a diameter of 0.18 mm with a sliding sinker weighing from 3 to 10 g, secured a lead pellet approximately 6-7 cm above the hook.

To fishing was successful, the nozzle should be lowered to the bottom or a little lift if everything is done correctly, a hungry fish will surely bite at the bait offered to her.

Nozzles and bait for fish sea-dog

A great tip for sea dogs are the small strips of squid, worms and various pieces of mussels. To fishing was successful, prepare in advance a spot of fishing, well provisional and fed around the pits to stimulate the bite hiding sea dogs.

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