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Dot Dash Blenny

Dot Dash Blenny

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Ecsenius lineatus

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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, 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: 3?"

Origin: South Asia

Family: Blenniidae

Minimum Tank Size: 30


The Dot Dash Blenny is also known as the Lined Blenny.
The lower half is white and the upper half is brown to black in coloration.
They are a smaller blenny. Their very large eyes and small mouth give these
fish a very comical look. Dot Dash Blennies are a great addition to any reef or
peaceful fish-only aquarium, large or small.

Generally found amid crevices and rocks on the bottom of
its environment, the Dot Dash Blenny needs a tank of at least 30 gallons with
plenty of live rock for grazing, perching, and hiding. They should not be
housed with aggressive species that may intimidate these fish into hiding.


The Dot Dash Blenny is a perfect candidate for the reef
aquarium and is considered reef safe but may nip at the polyps or bases of
Acropora sp. and other SPS corals. If the SPS dominated aquarium is not heavily
stocked with mature colonies these fish may damage Acropora sp. and Montipora
sp. in these displays.


The diet of the Dot Dash 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.