Care Level: Easy
Reef Compatible: Yes
General Description: The Molly Miller Blenny, also referred to as the Combtooth Blenny, is endemic to the Caribbean. It has a typical blenny shape, with its body and fins mottled in shades of brown, tan, and black. This blenny makes an excellent addition into a reef aquarium to help control nuisance algae growth. Only one Molly miller blenny should be kept per aquarium. An adult Molly miller blenny can reach a size of approximately 4″.
Diet Requirements: The Molly miller blenny is omnivorous, with a greater proportion of its diet made up of algae-based items. A diet consisting of high quality, vitamin enriched frozen preparations is absolutely necessary to maintain optimal health, coloration, and immune function. Such foods can include, but are not limited to, brine shrimp, calanus, and mysis shrimp. Frozen food mixes that contain algae such as Spirulina or Chlorella are desired. We highly encourage soaking frozen foods in vitamin and fatty acid supplements. A Molly miller blenny may accept high quality flake and pellet foods.
Care Requirements: An established minimum 30 gallon aquarium is ideal to house a Molly miller blenny. Blennies enjoy a variety of rock work and crevices to take refuge in or on; these fish lack swim bladders and therefore “hop” around the aquascape. This blenny would not do well in a biologically immature aquarium because of water chemistry sensitivites, in addition to the presence of insufficient algaes for it to forage on. Do not house a Molly miller blenny with overly aggressive and pugnacious tank-mates. Molly miller blennies will typically ignore most other fish, though territorial behavior could be exhibited toward a fish of similar body shape. This blenny would feel right at home in a reef setting, and poses no threat to corals or invertebrates. Recommended water conditions, 72-78° F, KH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, salinity 1.020-1.025.
Purchase Size: Small: 2″ or less; Medium: 2-1/4″ to 3″; Large: 3-1/4″ to 4″
Note: Your item may not look identical to the image provided due to variation within species. Purchase sizes are approximate.