overviewThe Barnacle Blenny which is also known as the Tube Blenny, originates in the Caribbean Ocean. Its color is a mottled black, white and red covering the body and fins. The head of this fish is covered with short hair-like appendages and has two very large eyes.
A well-established 10 gallon or larger aquarium with multiple hiding places and plenty of rock is a suitable environment. The Barnacle Blenny is a very entertaining fish, as they race as fast and furious as they can to snatch food from the water column while trying not to be eaten by the other fish. The body of this fish is seldom seen as they will take up residence in a small crevice in the rocks. They are a very attentive fish constantly watching about the aquarium waiting for a meal to come their way.
The Barnacle Blenny does best in well-established aquariums with large numbers of crevices in the rocks in which it can hide. The diet should include meaty items such as finely chopped crustacean flesh, vitamin enriched frozen brine and mysis shrimp.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 3/4" to 1-1/4" Medium: 1-1/4" to 2-1/4"