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 Blennies

  Wild Collected, Aquarium Conditioned
Sailfin/Algae Blenny
Salarias fasciatus

Aptly named for its ability to mow down hair algae.
Description:   The Lawnmower is aptly named for its ability to mow down hair algae. These fish have tons of personality. They make an excellent addition to any reef tank. They should be offered algae sheets on a regular basis if regular algae growth is not available.This is a great aquarium fish, Primarily utilized to help control filamentous algae, but an all around great aquarium fish to keep in your tank. Keep only one per tank, unless your aquarium is large enough to house a pair. Other names this algae junkie goes by is the Jewelled Rock skipper, Rock Blenny or Eyelash Blenny. Native to the reefs across the Indo-Pacific.
Recommended Tank size: 30 gallon
Feeding and Diet: Feeds on algae, provide a varied diet that includes frozen preparations for herbivores. Does best in a tank with microalgae.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility:Very good reef or community fish.
Approximate Purchase Size: 2" to 3"

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Tailspot Blenny
Ecsenius stigmatura

Description: The Tail Spot Blenny's defining feature is the dark spot at the base of its tail. A black and yellow band runs below each eye, aiding them in blending into their surroundings. They are a smaller blenny with very large eyes, and small mouth giving these fish a very comical look. Generally found amid crevices and rocks on the bottom of its environment.

Tail Spot Blennies are great fish for smaller tanks. They are extremely peaceful and easy to take care of while only demanding a tank size of around ten gallons to meet its needs. They can grow up to around 2 1/2 inches. These blennies have a very unique look and coloration. They have very big eyes for their smaller bodies and have an even smaller mouth. They like to hangout in crevices and rocks where they can perch or hide. If they are housed with a more aggressive fish it is possible that they will be forced to hide the majority of the time. To keep these fish it is a great idea to have a decent amount of liverock so that they are able to graze on the algae and also be given plenty of places to hide. In smaller tanks they can help keep algae in check, but in larger systems since they are so small they might have a hard time keeping up. They usually will accept a variety of foods in which vegetable matter or algae should be present. These are great fish that are fun to watch and a joy to have within your aquarium.
Recommended Tank size: at least 10 gallons
Feeding and Diet: The Tail Spot Blenny is a herbavore should include vegetable matter, including frozen and dried foods containing marine and blue-green algae.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility :Very good reef or community fish.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2"

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Starry Blenny
Salarias ramosus

 

 

Description: The Starry Blenny also called a Snowflake Blenny is an excellent housekeeper for your reef aquarium native to the Western Central Pacific reefs. It eats a wide variety of algae including troublesome hair and string algae. A common sight is of this fish with a fat belly perching on a clean rock after its meal. Make sure to provide live rock for it to graze on and perch on. The Starry Blenny gets its name from the numerous white to light blue dots over their entire body; they also have bushy cirri (whisker-like appendages) protruding from between their eyes, and are equipped with combed teeth for excellent algae grazing. They are a hardy and intelligent species that will add personality to any system along with the added benefit of controlling nuisance algae growth. A popular choice for "nano" systems as well as larger community reef setups and will get along peacefully with their tank mates as long as they do not have a similar appearance, (other close resembling blenny's).
Tank Recommendations: The Starry Blenny requires an aquarium of at least 20 gallons and should be provided with plenty of live rock for grazing, perching and hiding; the live rock should be stable as Starry Blennies will sometimes dig and move rubble and other objects around which can dislodge structures and can lead to injury.
Feeding and Diet: The Starry Blenny is a herbivore and grazes on various marine algae within its natural environment. In the aquarium it should be fed a variety of vitamin-enriched marine algae, vegetable matter, and quality, Spirulina-based prepared foods.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility:Very good reef or community fish.
Approximate Purchase Size:2" to 3";

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Bicolor Blenny
Ecsenius bicolor
Description:   This species is interesting to observe and is easy to keep if your tank contains some micro algae growth. It spends most of its time perching on the substrate. Provide with plenty of hiding places.
Minimum Tank Size: 5 gallon
Feeding and diet: The diet of the Bicolor Blenny should include vegetable matter, including frozen and dried foods containing marine and blue-green algae. It will also feed on (and help control) algae growing in the aquarium.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility:Excellent reef or community fish.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2" to 2-1/2"

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Forktail Blenny
Meiacanthus atrodorsalis
Description: The Forktail Blenny, Meiacanthus atrodorsalis, is a colorful, active, reef-safe aquarium fish. Also called sometimes the Lyretail Blenny or Yellowtail Blenny, it is aptly named from the shape of the caudel fin making the entire fish look like a fork. The body is a pale blue that turns into a yellow at the tail. This animated, hardy character grows to a maximum length around 4 inches. Its size makes it perfect for large and for small aquariums.Males are generally larger than females and experience a series of color changes when breeding.
Recommended Tank : The Forktail blenny needs at least a 30 gallon sytem where there's live rock. Forktail Blennies do best one per aquarium, unless a great deal of space and Live Rock is provided.
Feeding and Diet: In an aquarium, this Blenny should be fed mysid and vitamin-enriched brine shrimp as well as frozen herbivore preparations.
General Comments: It is not aggressive towards others and may even share a burrow.
Level of Care: Hardy, easy to maintain
Reef Compatibility:Good reef tank species
Approximate Purchase Size: 2 to 3 inches

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Tribal Blenny
AtrosalariasSp.

Great for algae control
Description: Brand new for the aquarium trade, another interestingly marked algae blenny. This one is collected from the waters off of Sri Lanka. Unforgettable warpainted accents on a beautiful royal blue background make this a must have for the aquarist looking for unusual but easy to keep saltwater fish specimens. Combine the incredible markings on its face with its great personality and it becomes a must have. The Tribal Blenny will add both visual appeal and a great algae control specimen to any marine aquarium its placed in.
Recommended Tank size: We recommend a minimum of 20 gallons with live rock, and it is best to house singly unless kept in a larger aquariums.
Feeding and Diet: Loves natural algae to feed on, the diet can be supplemented with vegetable matter, spirulina, and herbivore preparations.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility:Very good reef or community fish.
Approximate Purchase Size: 2-1/4"

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Blue Eye Golden Midas Blenny, Africa
Ecsenius midas
Description: The Blue Eyed Golden Midas Blenny is the best looking of all the Midas Blennies. With there golden body and bright neon blue eyes these beauties from the African coast are an excellent reef tank species. The Golden Midas Blenny is an entertaining captive, with its unique movements and often changing coloration. These fish can be great choices for beginning marine aquarist's and advanced hobbyists alike. Golden Midas Blennies swim with a rather undulating motion and have been compared to eels in their movements. They are considered to be quite alert and active, and are often the first fish in a community to come to feed when items are placed into the aquarium.
Tank Size: Minimum tank size of 20 gallons with live rock on which to perch.
Feeding: The proper diet for a Golden Midas Blenny consists of a wide variety of meat and plant items. Such as a frozen herbivore diet, mysid shrimp, brine shrimp, and other crustaceans are also offered.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility: Midas Blennies are reef safe and can make excellent inhabitants for minature reef and community aquariums.
Approximate Purchase Size: Large 3" to 4"

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ORA Captive Bred Canary Blenny
Meiacanthus oualanensis

Description: Canary Blenny's striking bright yellow color makes it an excellent addition to the reef aquarium. This exotic fish is found in the currents of lagoons and reefs off Fiji and Tonga where it feeds on zooplankton. The Canary Blenny is a natural choice for a reef tank because it mixes well with other fish. It will not disturb corals or other invertebrates. The Canary Blenny should be provided with ample rockwork in which to hunt and hide when threatened.

Recommended Tank size: This fish should be kept in a tank of at least 20 gallons with ample places to hide. It may act aggressively toward other fish if provoked but is generally peaceful in a large aquarium. The Canary Blenny reaches a maximum size of 4"-5" (10 - 12 cm).
Feeding and Diet: The proper diet consists of a combination of foods including mysid and vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, as well as frozen herbivore preparations.

Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility:Very good reef or community fish.
Approximate Purchase Size: 2"

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Galopagos Barnacle Blenny
Acanthemblemaria macrospilus

The Galopagos barnacle blenny, Acanthemblemaria macrospilus, lives
in empty barnacle shells, often with only its head protruding.
Description: One of the coolest blennies we have ever found, Barnacle Blennies are social, you can keep as many together as you would like. Also known as the Tube Blenny, it likes to live in small places like the inside of a hollow barnacle or other snail shell etc. It's color is a mottled black, white and red which covers the body and fins. The head of this fish is covered with hair-like appendages and has two very large red eyes. and a pinkish/red mouth. They are a very attentive fish constantly watching about the aquarium waiting for a meal to come their way. Always seen within it's residence in a small crevice in the rocks, in an old snail shell or as the name applies peering out of a barnacle.
Recommended minimum tank size: 1 gallon or larger
Food and diet: Feed a varied diet of mysid shrimp, vitamin enriched brine shrimp, Spirulina and frozen herbivore prepared foods.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility :Very good reef or community fish.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 1-3/4"  

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Red Scooter Blenny
Synchiropus stellatus

Description: Red Scooter Blenny, also called the Red Scooter Dragonette, help keep reef aquariums free of problem algae. This popular fish can do well if provided with the proper environment. Their named because of their manner of scooting along the substrate of the aquarium. The Scooter Blenny is also referred to as the Starry Dragonet or Stellate Dragonet. The Red Scooter Blenny is actually classed as a Dragonet, which also includes the ever popular Green and Spotted Mandarin Goby. The Red Scooter blenny is the same as the regular Scooter Blenny but has a reddish brown coloration instead of the normal brown patterns. These fish are more suited to a reef type tank, as they scoot around the liverock, and live sand looking for small Amphipods and Copepods. Males are easily identified by their large dorsal fin which they will display mainly when courting and in territorial disputes.
Tank Requirements: Keep in a tank containing plenty of live rock and live sand which can supply natural food. A growth of algae (even hair algae) is an ideal setting to culture the tiny arthropods and copepods these fish need to survive. Do not keep with aggressive fish. This species is rarely aggressive towards other bottom-dwelling fish.
Tank Size: Minimum tank size of 5 gallons with live rock.
Feeding: Provide a reef tank or plenty of live rock. The Scooter Blenny diet should consist of brine shrimp, bloodworms and glassworms,and small invertebrates. They are slow-moving, deliberate feeders and should not have to compete for their food.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility: Reef safe and can make excellentinhabitants for minature reef and community aquariums.
Approximate Purchase Size:1" to 2-1/2"

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Scooter Blenny
Synchiropus ocellatus

Description: Scooter Blenny's help keep reef aquariums free of problem algae. This popular fish can do well if provided with the proper environment. Their named because of their manner of scooting along the substrate of the aquarium. The Scooter Blenny is also referred to as the Starry Dragonet or Stellate Dragonet. The Scooter Blenny is actually classed as a Dragonet, which also includes the ever popular Green and Spotted Mandarin Goby. These fish are more suited to a reef type tank, as they scoot around the liverock, and live sand looking for small Amphipods and Copepods. Males are easily identified by their large dorsal fin which they will display mainly when courting and in territorial disputes. More than one of its species may be kept; if so, it is best to introduce them all to the tank at the same time.
Tank Requirements: Keep in a tank containing plenty of live rock which can supply natural food. A growth of algae (even hair algae) is an ideal setting to culture the tiny arthropods and copepods these fish need to survive. Do not keep with aggressive fish. This species is rarely aggressive towards other bottom-dwelling fish.
Tank Size: Minimum tank size of 5 gallons with live rock.
Feeding: Provide a reef tank or plenty of live rock. The Scooter Blenny diet should consist of brine shrimp, bloodworms and glassworms, and small invertebrates. They are slow-moving, deliberate feeders and should not have to compete for their food.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility :Reef safe and can make excellent inhabitants for minature reef and community aquariums.
Approximate Purchase Size:2" to 2-1/2"

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Black Sailfin Blenny
Atrosalarias fuscus

The Black Sail Blenny has a voracious appetite for nuisance algae!
Description: Year after year, an aquarists favorite reef tank inhabitant, because it has a large appetite for nuisance microalgae, and while it perches upon the live rock to feed, it creates an eye-catching addition to any saltwater reef system. When properly cared for, this species of Blenny will consume massive amounts of hair or string algae. The Black Sail Blenny is peaceful towards tank mates of similar size and temperament. Also, the Black Sail Blenny may be territorial towards its own species; therefore, if incorporating more than one into the aquarium, acclimate them at the same time.
Tank Requirements: For the best care, house the Black Sailfin Blenny in an aquarium of at least 10 gallons. The Black Sailfin Blenny seeks protection in the rockwork , so provide locations for them.
Feeding: Herbivore, provide a varied diet that includes frozen preparations for herbivores. It will do best in a tank with microalgae.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility:Great reef fish. It is great for helping to control filamentous algae.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2" to 2"
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Red Lip Algae Blenny
Ophioblennius atlanticus

Will consume ALL types of microalgae, algae (including hair algae).
Description: The Horseface Blenny aka Redlip Algae Blenny (Ophioblennius atlanticus) is also known as the Lipstick blenny and Devilfish. It belongs to the family Blenniidae, family of the combtooth blennies. The Redlip Blenny is associated with reefs and is only found in the Atlantics tropical waters. Just as the name suggests, the protruding lips are red. Pectoral fins and tail fins are decorated with red highlights.
Recommended Tank size: It is not advisable to keep Redlip Blenny in an aquarium no smaller than 20 gallons. Ideally keep your Redlip Blenny in an aquarium with plenty of natural algae growth because this fish loves to graze and will happily help you keep algae under control. The Redlip Blenny spends most of its time perched on rocks near the bottom of the tank. It likes to squeeze itself into a cave, crevice, crack, empty barnacle or similar in the wild and stay inside with only its head sticking out. It is beneficial to provide it with the opportunity to carry out this natural behaviour in the aquarium as well, e.g. by including suitable caves and crevices in the set up.
Feeding and Diet: The Redlip Blenny should ideally be placed in an aquarium where there is plenty of natural micro algae for it to feed on. It is also known to help keeping the aquarium free of filamentous algae. To be on the safe side, it is best to supplement the naturally occurring algae with fresh or frozen foods for herbivore/algaevore fish, especially if the aquarium is not very well established yet. Even though the Redlip Blenny feeds chiefly on algae, it is actually an omnivore that will ingest small amounts of meaty food in the wild. It is therefore a good idea to occasionally provide it with small meaty foods in the aquarium to ensure optimal health.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility :Very good reef or community fish.
Approximate Purchase Size: 2" to 3"

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