African Blenny

African Blenny

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Meiacanthus mossambicus


Due to variations within
species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate
size range may also vary between individual specimen


Care Level: Easy


Temperament: Peaceful


Color Form: Black,
Green, Yellow


Diet: Omnivore


Reef Compatible: Yes


Water Conditions: 72-78?
F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025


Max. Size: 3?"


Venomous: Yes


Origin: Africa


Family: Blenniidae


Minimum Tank Size: 30
gallons


 


The African Blenny is an excellent candidate for a reef
tank. It is a beautiful, deep golden-yellow with a shadow of green above the
eye running under a jet-black dorsal fin.


 


This African Blenny will appreciate a minimum tank of 30
gallons or larger with live rock. This species will graze on the numerous
crustaceans found inside live rock. African Blennies are passive fish rarely
bothering other tankmates. This species has the ability to bite the inside of a
predator's mouth with its venomous fangs when ingested. The predator will then
spit the small fish out of its mouth with no harm done to the blenny.


 


The African Blenny should be fed a well balance diet of
carnivorous foods along with a selection of foods designed for herbivores.
These fish should be offered small quantities of food several times per day.