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Harptail Blenny
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Harptail Blenny (Meiacanthus mossambicus)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, Green, Yellow
Diet Omnivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 3½"
Venomous Yes
Origin Africa
Family Blenniidae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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Overview

The Harptail Blenny is an excellent candidate for a reef tank. It is a beautiful, deep golden-yellow with a shadow of green above the eye running under a jet-black dorsal fin.

This Harptail Blenny will appreciate a minimum tank of 30 gallons or larger with live rock. This species will graze on the numerous crustaceans found inside live rock. Harptail Blennies are passive fish rarely bothering other tankmates. This species has the ability to bite the inside of a predator's mouth with its venomous fangs when ingested. The predator will then spit the small fish out of its mouth with no harm done to the blenny.

The Harptail Blenny should be fed a well balance diet of carnivorous foods along with a selection of foods designed for herbivores. These fish should be offered small quantities of food several times per day.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2" to 2"

Customer Testimonials

Theresa Thompson Rolla , MO
I just got one of these guys, and they are sooo fun to watch. He went to work tunneling under my live rock. I thought that he was going to be shy but no way! He is ALL OVER my tank. He loves to spit sand out at the other fish or just spit sand. It is so comical to watch. I would definitely suggest getting one, they add lots of life to your tank.
Bobby Womble Arlington , TX
Mine adapted quickly to its new environment and fed on everything offered. I love the contrast of the dark fins to the body, the bright yellow tail and the unusual eyes.
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