Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Horned Blenny
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Horned Blenny
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Horned Blenny (Hypsoblennius exstochilus)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Tan
Diet Herbivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 2¼"
Origin Caribbean
Family Blenniidae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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Overview

The Horned Blenny originates in the Caribbean Ocean. Its body is a mottled tan with darker spots adorning the body and fins. The head of this fish carries 2 large branching horns which gives this species a unique look that adds to its equally unique personality.

A well-established 30-gallon or larger aquarium with multiple swimming levels and plenty of rock is a suitable environment. It is not usually aggressive unless the tank mates appear to have a similar shape as it does. It is best to house singly unless kept in a larger tank and the two are a mated pair. It tends to perch and hop from rock to rock looking for microalgae to graze on. It is known to nip at small-polyped stony coral and clam mantles.

The Horned Blenny does best in well-established aquariums with large amounts of natural algae to feed on. The diet can be supplemented with vegetable matter, Spirulina, and herbivore preparations.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 2"

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