Lizard Blenny


The Lizard Blenny may also be known as the Yellowbar Sandperch and originates within the rubble zones of the reefs in the Indo-Pacific. They have an elongated body that is barred in black and gray, and the back of the fish is mottled also in black and gray. Their mouth is relatively large for their size, and they may cause a threat to small crustaceans in the marine aquarium. These fish are very hardy and do not require a large aquarium.

A well-established 30-gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of live rock is a suitable environment. It is not usually aggressive towards other fish, unless the tank mates appear to have a similar shape as it does. It is best to house singly unless kept in a larger aquarium and the two are a mated pair. They are carnivores with relatively large mouths and may become opportunistic and feed upon small decorative shrimp. The Lizard Blenny is a great jumper, making a tight fitting canopy a must.

The Lizard Blenny does best in an aquarium with large amounts of mature live rock that it can graze upon. The diet should consist of meaty items including vitamin enriched brine and mysis shrimp, chopped fresh seafood, and a quality flake food.

Quick Stats:
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, sg 1.020-1.025, pH 8.1-8.4, dKH 8-12
Max. Size: 5"
Color Form: Black, White
Diet: Carnivore
Origin: Indo-Pacific
Family: Pinguipedidae

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