Algae Blenny

Algae Blenny

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Salarias fasciatus


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,
Moderate


Temperament: Peaceful


Color Form: Assorted,
Green, Tan


Diet: Herbivore


Reef Compatible: Yes


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


Max. Size: 5"


Origin: Fiji, Indonesia,
Solomon Islands


Family: Blenniidae


Minimum Tank Size: 30
gallons


 


The Sailfin/Algae Blenny is notable for its unique looks
and winning personality. With a mottled tan color, oversized eyes, and typical
body shape of the Blenniidae family, Salarias fasciatus adds visual appeal to
any marine aquarium. But despite its tendency to grow to an impressive 5"
in size in the home aquarium, the Sailfin/Algae Blenny remains peaceful, active
and, therefore, fun to observe.


Also referred to as the Jewelled Rockskipper, Lawnmower,
or Rock Blenny, the Sailfin/Algae Blenny is native to the reefs across the
Indo-Pacific. Like other Blennies, the Sailfin/Algae Blenny will perch on live
rock, hide in caves, hop across the substrate, and graze on microalgae.
Therefore, it requires a larger system with a variety of live rock and
rockwork.


 


The Sailfin/Algae Blenny is peaceful towards other fish
unless the tank mate is similar in shape or appearance to the blenny. It is
best to house the Sailfin/Algae Blenny singly unless kept in a larger aquarium
and the two are a mated pair. It is known to nip at small-polyped stony coral
and clam mantles.


 


The Sailfin/Algae Blenny does best in well-established
aquariums with large amounts of natural algae to feed on. The diet can be
supplemented with vegetable matter, spirulina, and herbivore preparations.