Blennies curious looking little fishes

Blennies Tips

A 30 gallon tank with plenty of hiding spaces is needed to house one specimen. Provide a well established reef environment with excellent water quality.

Blennies feed themselves by eating tiny micro-algae that is present in the living rock. They are especially useful to control algae growing in the aquarium, taking care of any outgrowing string or hair algae in the marine aquarium.

You can feed them every other day alternating between fresh shrimp pieces, tiny bits of white fish, fresh crab, freeze dried plankton as well as quality marine flake.

Tank Tips

Be cautious when combining them with invertebrates, gobbies and firefish, since aquarist have reported mixed experience. Some said this is a peaceful community fish, some disagree stating the bicolor blenny can be aggressive towards other tank members and may nip at some clam mantles and stony corals.

Keep only one individual per aquarium. Canary Blennies can be aggressive and will bite inside the mouth of bigger fish if they feel threaten. This little guy has a painful bite so keep your fingers out of reach.

Tank Conditions: 72-78°F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4; dKH 8-12

Compatibility: Boxfish, Butterflies, Chromis, Clownfish, Damsels, Dartfish, Filefish, Foxface and Rabbitfish, Gobies, Hawkfish, Puffers, Tangs and Surgeons, Wrasse, Live Corals, Live Rock and Sand, Invertebrates.

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Deutsch: Dreistreifen-Säbelzahnschleimfisch (Meiacanthus grammistes) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Name: Striped Blenny
Species: Meiacanthus grammistes
Size: 5 in (13 cm)
Diet: Omnivorous
Temperament: Semi-aggressive

Bicolor Blenny

Name:Bicolor Blenny
Species: Ecsenius bicolor
Size: 4 in (10 cm)
Diet: Herbivorous
Temperament: Peaceful

Meiacanthus Ovalauensis

Name: Canary Blenny
Species: Meiacanthus oualanensis
Size: 5 in (13 cm)
Diet: Omnivorous
Temperament: Semi-aggressive

Forktail Blenny

Name: Forktail Blenny
Species: Meiacanthus atrodorsalis
Size: 5 in (13 cm)
Diet: Omnivorous
Temperament: Semi-aggressive

Midas Blenny

Name: Midas Blenny
Species: Ecsenius midas
Size: 4 in (10 cm)
Diet: Herbivorous
Temperament: Peaceful

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