Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Canary Blenny, Captive-Bred, ORA®
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Canary Blenny, Captive-Bred, ORA®
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Captive-Bred
Canary Blenny, Captive-Bred, ORA® (Meiacanthus oualanensis )
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form 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 5"
Venomous Yes
Origin Captive-Bred, ORA®
Family Blenniidae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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Overview

The ORA® Captive-Bred Canary Blenny is also known as the Oualan Forktail Blenny, or Canary Fang Blenny. The ORA® Captive-Bred Canary Blenny is aptly named, being a solid vibrant yellow. Males are generally larger than females and experience a succession of color changes when breeding.

This blenny needs a minimum tank size of 30 gallons with reef rock for hunting and grazing in order to thrive. It is best to keep only one per tank unless a breeding pair is maintained. If attacked by other fish, the ORA® Captive-Bred Canary Blenny will retaliate by biting the inside of the mouth of the attacker. The ORA® Captive-Bred Canary Blenny is considered venomous and should be kept only with caution around children having tank access since it may perceive fingers as an attacker and deliver a similarly painful bite.

The diet of the Canary Blenny should consist of finely chopped crustacean flesh, mysis and vitamin-enriched brine shrimp as well as frozen herbivore preparations.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2"

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