Orange Spotted Blenny


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Basics

Scientific Name: Blenniella chrysospilos

Family: Blennidae

Origin: Coral Sea, Fiji, Maldives

 

Quick Facts

  • Care Level: Moderate
  • Temperament: Usually peaceful
  • Life-span: 2-3 years 
  • Reef Compatible: With caution
  • Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
  • Maximum Size: 5"
  • Diet: Herbivore
  • Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons

Overview

The Orange Spotted Blenny is a long, slender-bodied white fish covered in either orange or reddish spots, hence it's name. It will do well in a tank with a lot of rock, as it will spend most of it's time on the rocks. It may nip at stony coral or the mantles of clams. You should keep only one per tank unless you have a mated pair, but it shouldn't be aggressive towards other species of fish, aside from other blennies. 

The tank should have well established micro algae for it to eat, supplemented with other vegetable matter and commercial herbivore foods.