Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Starry Blenny
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Starry Blenny
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Starry Blenny (Salarias ramosus)
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Quick Stats

Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025, KH 8-12
Max. Size 5½"
Color Form White, Yellow
Diet Herbivore
Compatibility View Chart
Origin Cebu
Family Blenniidae
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Overview

The Starry Blenny is also referred to as Snowflake Blenny. Its body is a mottled dark brown with white dots and its pectoral and tail fins are yellow.

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.

The Starry 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: Small: 1-1/2" to 2"; Medium: 2" to 3-1/4" Large: 3-1/4" to 4-1/2" XLarge: 4-1/2" to 5-1/2"

Customer Testimonials

Chrystal S Conroe , TX
This is probably the coolest blenny I've ever owned. He looks like something out of a Dr. Suess book...or a Star Wars movie. And he has a ton of personality. Definitely a better choice than the typical lawnmower blenny. Thanks for another great fish! He was feeding within a hour of acclimation.
Jeffery A Springfield , IL
This awesome little fellow is way cooler than the typical Lawnmower Blenny. He acclimated great and was already chomping on my rock within the hour. Gorgeous color patterns. I named mine Blenny Hill. Surely any Benny Hill fan will appreciate that.
Matthew S College Station , TX
This fish is very peaceful towards other nonblenny fish, hermits, and snails. Mine will take flake food from my fingers and usually wants to be fed first. He picks and combs over my live rock, but is very eager to eat the herbivore flakes and pellets I put in for him.
Tracey K Liberty Twp , OH
My Starry Blenny tends to be a little aggressive. Any new fish introduced he tends to go after for a little bit. He also tries to nip me occasionally when my arm is in the tank. He is the most unusual looking fish in my tank.
Lauren J Houston , TX
Mine has lived with me for 5 years and going strong!!
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