Care Level: Easy
Reef Compatible: Yes
General Description: The Starry Blenny is also referred to as Snowflake Blenny. Native to the West Central Pacific ranging from the Philippines to northwestern Australia. Its body is a mottled dark brown with white dots and its pectoral and tail fins are yellow. It reaches an adult size of 5.5 inches.
Diet Requirements: The Starry Blenny will want to eat microalgae growing fresh within the tank, so established live rock is a must. A diet providing algae like Spirulina, Chlorella and marine sheet algae will help the Orange Spotted Blenny thrive, along with other frozen and dried foods for herbivores.
Care Requirements: A well-established 30 gallon or larger aquarium with multiple swimming levels and plenty of rock is a suitable environment. It tends to perch and hop from rock to rock looking for microalgae to graze on. It is not usually aggressive unless the tank mates appear to have a similar shape as it does. It is best to house singly unless kept in a larger tank and the two are a mated pair. It tends to perch and hop from rock to rock looking for microalgae to graze on. They are considered reef safe and will not bother coral polyps or other invertebrates. 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 2-3/4″; Large: 3″ to 3-3/4″; XLarge: 4″ or larger.
Note: Your item may not look identical to the image provided due to variation within species. Purchase size is approximate.