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Canary Blenny
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Canary Blenny (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 Fiji
Family Blenniidae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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Overview

The Canary Blenny is also known as the Oualan Forktail Blenny, or Canary Fang Blenny. The 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 of 30 gallons with live 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 Canary Blenny will retaliate by biting the inside of the mouth of the attacker. The 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: 1-1/4" to 3"

Customer Testimonials

Cole A Toluca , IL
I have two of these Blennies in my 30 gallon tank and they arnt a breeding pair and they never bother each other at all! They swim to the front of the tank to see whats going on outside and each of them has there own little holes they sleep in. Also when I opened the bag they came in one of them jumped out.. be careful!
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