Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Tail Spot Blenny
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Tail Spot Blenny
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Tail Spot Blenny (Ecsenius stigmatura)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, Blue, Orange, Yellow
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 2½"
Origin Cebu
Family Blenniidae
Minimum Tank Size 10 gallons
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Overview

The Tail Spot Blenny's defining feature is the dark spot at the base of its tail. A black and yellow band runs below each eye, aiding them in blending into their surroundings. They are a smaller blenny with very large eyes, and small mouth giving these fish a very comical look.

Generally found amid crevices and rocks on the bottom of its environment, the Tail Spot Blenny needs a tank of at least 10 gallons with plenty of live rock for grazing, perching and hiding. They should not be housed with aggressive species that may intimidate these fish into hiding.

The diet of the Tail Spot Blenny should include vegetable matter, including frozen and dried foods containing marine and blue-green algae. It will also feed on (and help control) algae growing in the aquarium.

Approximate Purchase Size: 3/4" to 1-1/2"

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Customer Testimonials

Jan H Boone , NC
I bought a tail spot blenny a few weeks ago and have really enjoyed it as much as any of the other fish in my aquarium. He spends the day either with his head sticking out of my pipe organ coral or hovering above it looking for bits floating by to nip at. When he goes tail first into the coral he looks like a blenny in a flower pot. He has formed a special relationship with the greenback fairy wrasse and also gets along well with the other fish in the aquarium. He stays right out in front and doesn't hide. The only agressive fish I have is a hawkfish and the blenny just dives into the coral if the hawkfish darts by. He eats kelp flakes very well.
Julie B Coquille , OR
I was looking for a small herbivorous blenny for my "Deluxe Nano Cube" tank. This little guy fits in perfectly and helps to keep algae under control. He is very outgoing, and him along with the Yellowhead Jawfish and Hi Fin Goby makes for an entertaining trio.
Aron M DE
Oh this guy is so funny. He found a hole in one of my LR that he moved into. Does like to swim around and nip and the live rock and gets along perfect with my 2 clowns. Usually shy for the first week, then will swim around while your watching the tank and even come to the glass to see you!
Thomas P Haverford , PA
I love my tail spot blenny. So cute and fun to watch. I have a 150 tank with lots of places for him to roost on.
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