Care Level: Easy
Reef Compatible: Yes
General Description: The Bicolor Blenny is also known as the Flame Tail Blenny or Two-colored Blenny. They occur in a wide range throughout the Indo-pacific ocean ranging from the Maldives to the Phoenix Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef; and throughout Micronesia. The Bicolor is so-named because the anterior half is purple-ish to dull brown, and the posterior half is a dull orange. Males are generally larger than females and experience a succession of color changes, including blue, when breeding. These Blennies exhibit a great personality in the aquarium. Reaching an adult size of 4 inches.
Diet Requirements: The diet of the Bicolor Blenny should include vegetable matter, including frozen and dried foods containing marine and blue-green algae such as Spirulina, Chlorella. It will also feed on (and help control) nuisance algae growing in the aquarium and on live rock.
Care Requirements: The Bicolor Blenny needs a tank of at least 30 gallons with scattered rocks for perching and hiding. Generally found amid crevices and rocks towards the bottom of its environment. These fishes are normally peaceful tank members, but have been known to pick at other blennies, smaller gobies and dartfish. They normally make a good addition to a reef aquarium, but use caution in smaller set ups, or with smaller fleshy corals, as they have been known to pick at fleshy large polyp stony corals when underfed. In larger reef aquariums they rarely do damage to these corals or clams. Recommended water conditions, 72-78° F, KH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, salinity 1.020-1.025.
Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/4″ to 2’’; Medium: 2-1/4’’ to 3″
Note: Your item may not look identical to the image provided due to variation within species. Purchase size is approximate.