Linear Blenny



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The Linear Blenny is also known as the Lined Blenny. The lower half is white and the upper half is brown to black in coloration. They are a smaller blenny. Their very large eyes and small mouth give these fish a very comical look. Linear Blennies are a great addition to any reef or peaceful fish-only aquarium, large or small.

Generally found amid crevices and rocks on the bottom of its environment, the Linear Blenny needs a tank of at least 10 gallons with plenty of live rock for grazing, perching, and hiding. They should not be housed with aggressive species that may intimidate these fish into hiding.

The diet of the Linear Blenny should include vegetable matter, including frozen and dried foods containing marine and blue-green algae. It will also feed on (and help control) algae growing in the aquarium.

Quick Stats:
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, sg 1.020-1.025, pH 8.1-8.4, dKH 8-12
Max. Size: 3½"
Color Form: Black, Tan, White
Diet: Herbivore
Origin: South Asia
Family: Blenniidae

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Nate January 16, 2011 at 11:04 pm

Hardy little fish with lots of character. Aggressive but harmless at least in my tank as he’s the smallest fish I have. Hasn’t bothered and corals.

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