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Striped Blenny
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Striped Blenny (Meiacanthus grammistes)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Black, White, 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 Australia, Captive-Bred, Indonesia, Maldives
Family Blenniidae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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Overview

The Striped Blenny is also referred to as Gammistes Blenny, Striped Fang Blenny, or Striped Poison-Fang Blenny. It has alternating black and yellow stripes that run the entire length of the body.

It tends to do well in an aquarium if housed in a 30 gallon or larger aquarium with live rock. The live rock provides places to hunt and feed on small crustaceans as well as places to hide. It is not usually aggressive unless the tank mates appear to have a similar shape as it does. Its fangs are more of a defense mechanism used for biting an aggressive fish back.

The Striped Blenny diet consists of chopped crustaceans, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, and frozen food preparations for herbivores.

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

Customer Testimonials

Dawn M Newburyport , ME
i have had my striped blenny now for about 4 weeks, he is awesome, gets along with my maroon clown, chalk bass and six line wrasse in my 30 gallon. when he sleeps, he hides between the powerhead and attached magnet. First time he did it I thought he was stuck and helped him out, only to find him back there within minutes. He will eat anything including flake food, Mysis shrimp and plankton. Great fish!
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