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Tailspot Blenny

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fish' started by steelhealr, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. steelhealr

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    Common name: Tailspot blenny

    Scientific name: Ecsenius stigmatura

    Family: Blennidae

    Origin: Cebu, Phillipines

    Maximum Size: Up to 2 1/2"

    Minimum tank size: 10 gallons

    Care: The tailspot blenny is a peaceful and easy to care for addition to the marine aquarium. This blenny has a long thin body with a black spot on the caudal peduncle and a yellow/orangish stripe over both eyes. You'll find that this blenny loves to perch on ledges or corals and stare at you. The only possible compatibility issue is with cardinalfish. The tailspot blenny is reef safe and is generally a hardy fish and fine for beginners.

    Feeding: Initially, the tailspot blenny may be difficult to feed after acclimation. However, it prefers algae since it is a herbivore. Crushed marine flake works well. You can try crushed seaweed or even put a piece of nori on a clip. It will graze on algae in the tank.

    Sexing/Breeding: There is very little information available on blenny sexing and breeding.


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