The Midas Blenny is an excellent candidate for a reef tank. It is a beautiful, deep golden-yellow with a shadow of blue under the chin and bright, blue-rimmed eyes. When swimming, the motion they use is very eel-like.
This blenny will appreciate a minimum tank of 30 gallons or larger with numerous rocks on which to perch. Sometimes, the Midas Blenny will vex small planktivores and has been known to nip at firefish and gobies. Larger tanks are advantageous as many of the Midas Blenny's aggressive behavior traits seem to relate to a confining tank situation.
Unlike most blennies, the Midas Blenny requires a meaty diet including finely chopped crustacean flesh, mysis and vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, along with frozen herbivorous preparations, micro and blue-green algae.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1" to 2"; Medium: 2" to 3"; Large: 3" to 4"; X Large 4" to 6"
M Savage West Jordan, UT
Beautiful, peaceful fish. Shy for the first couple weeks, now he's out all the time and swims back in forth(in eel like fashion) in the front of the tank when he sees me; he knows it's feeding time. He gets along with all my other fish too. He is a jumper though so have a cover on your tank.
I love my midas blenny. It is a beautiful fish that is full of character; I recommend this fish to anyone with a pretty peaceful reef tank. However, keep in mind that this fish is scaleless and requires high quality water. If too much of something is out of balance it is absorbed straight into its skin, so be careful and watchful of your water parameters. Other than that, awesome little guy/girl to have.
This is a colorful and fun fish to have. He is always swimming or in his barnacle. He is a very peaceful fish and knows his owner. When you walk up to the tank, he swims right to the top expecting food. I have a top on the tank, but even when I accidentally leave it open, he doesn't jump out.
I assumed it was peaceful and shy but since the very first day my Midas had enough courage to pick on my lyretail anthias and percula. He took over the tank and eventually I had to transfer him to another tank all by himself, still a comical fish to watch though.