Striped Blenny


The Striped Blenny is also referred to as Gammistes Blenny, Striped Fang Blenny, or Striped Poison-Fang Blenny. It has alternating black and yellow stripes that run the entire length of the body.

It tends to do well in an aquarium if housed in a 30 gallon or larger aquarium with live rock. The live rock provides places to hunt and feed on small crustaceans as well as places to hide. It is not usually aggressive unless the tank mates appear to have a similar shape as it does. Its fangs are more of a defense mechanism used for biting an aggressive fish back.

The Striped Blenny diet consists of chopped crustaceans, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, and frozen food preparations for herbivores.

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, Clear, Yellow
Venomous: Venomous
Diet: Omnivore
Origin: Coral Sea, Indo-Pacific
Family: Blenniidae

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Jonny February 9, 2011 at 3:09 am

Very beautiful fish non aggressive towards my neon and yellow tailed damsels in a 14 gallon nano reef. Eats brine shrimp , mysis shrimp. they don’t establish a territory as such so no issues with territory aggresion . You can keep it with most fish just ones that aren’t to large to eat them. This fish is also quite cheap around £10-£15. I would recommend this fish to anyone who wants something different.

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