Care Level: Easy
Reef Compatible: Yes
General Description: The Tail Spot Blenny is native to the western Pacific, in waters surrounding the Philippines and Indonesia. Variable in color from grey to brown-orange with a grey-blue head. The iris is yellow and a yellow line runs from below the eye to above the gill. Best distinguished by the black spot on the base of the tail. They are a smaller blenny species, with a maximum adult length of 2.5 inches.
Diet Requirements: The diet of theTail Spot 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 Tail Spot Blenny requires a tank of at least 10 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, and they should not be housed with aggressive species that may intimidate these fish into hiding. They normally make a good addition to a reef aquarium, and they rarely nip at coral polyps and 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″ or less; Medium: 1-1/4″ to 1-3/4″; Large 2” to 2-1/2”
Note: Your item may not look identical to the image provided due to variation within species. Purchase size is approximate.