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Midas Blenny
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Midas Blenny (Ecsenius midas)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, Blue, Brown, Yellow
Diet Omnivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size 6"
Origin Africa, Maldives
Family Blenniidae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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The Midas Blenny is an excellent candidate for a reef tank. It is a beautiful, deep golden-yellow with a shadow of blue under the chin and bright, blue-rimmed eyes. When swimming, the motion they use is very eel-like.

This blenny will appreciate a minimum tank of 30 gallons or larger with numerous rocks on which to perch. Sometimes, the Midas Blenny will vex small planktivores and has been known to nip at firefish and gobies. Larger tanks are advantageous as many of the Midas Blenny's aggressive behavior traits seem to relate to a confining tank situation.

Unlike most blennies, the Midas Blenny requires a meaty diet including finely chopped crustacean flesh, mysis and vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, along with frozen herbivorous preparations, micro and blue-green algae.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1" to 2"; Medium: 2" to 3"; Large: 3" to 4"; X Large 4" to 6"

Customer Testimonials

M Savage West Jordan , UT
Beautiful, peaceful fish. Shy for the first couple weeks, now he's out all the time and swims back in forth(in eel like fashion) in the front of the tank when he sees me; he knows it's feeding time. He gets along with all my other fish too. He is a jumper though so have a cover on your tank.
Angel M Dallas , TX
I love my midas blenny. It is a beautiful fish that is full of character; I recommend this fish to anyone with a pretty peaceful reef tank. However, keep in mind that this fish is scaleless and requires high quality water. If too much of something is out of balance it is absorbed straight into its skin, so be careful and watchful of your water parameters. Other than that, awesome little guy/girl to have.
Ryan M Lake Worth , FL
This is a colorful and fun fish to have. He is always swimming or in his barnacle. He is a very peaceful fish and knows his owner. When you walk up to the tank, he swims right to the top expecting food. I have a top on the tank, but even when I accidentally leave it open, he doesn't jump out.
Chris K Pittsburg , PA
I just got this little fish. He is very unique when he swims, it's like he is an eel. He is very peaceful and does great with my salfin tang and my longnose hawkfish in my 55 gallon tank
Ari T Des Plaines , IL
My Midas Blenny is a little shy if you go by the tank. However, it is a very beautiful fish and not aggresive at all.
Danny B Duluth , GA
Our favorite fish, it swims like an eel and will backup into favorite holes. Very peaceful, and very animated - it is enjoyable to watch.
Dustin M Springfield , OR
My African Midas Blenny came beautiful golden yellow. Very friendly fish, enjoy watching swim around, is not shy at all. Great eater made a nice little home in a rock right away.
Miguel G Miami , FL
I assumed it was peaceful and shy but since the very first day my Midas had enough courage to pick on my lyretail anthias and percula. He took over the tank and eventually I had to transfer him to another tank all by himself, still a comical fish to watch though.
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