Canary Blenny (Meiacanthus oualanensis)
114 Litres (30 US G.)
5.1-12.7cm (2-5 ")
8.1 - 8.4
22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)
- Canary Blenny, Canary Fang Blenny, Oualan Forktail Blenny
Additional scientific names
- Petroscirtes oualanensis, Meiacanthus ovalauensis, Petroscirtes auratus
Origin[edit | edit source]
Sexing[edit | edit source]
Males are usually larger than females and go through a succession of color changes when breeding.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
It is reef safe and needs plenty of live rock for hunting and grazing to thrive.
Diet[edit | edit source]
Finely chopped crustacean flesh, mysis and vitamin-enriched brine shrimp as well as frozen herbivore foods.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
Feed twice per day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
Specific gravity of 1.020-1.025, pH 8.1-8.4, dKH 8-12 and temperature 72-78F. It should be housed in an aquarium with lots of live rock so that it can hunt and graze, otherwise it will not thrive.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
It is venomous and you should exercise caution when placing your hands in the tank as it may mistake your fingers for an attacker and deliver a painful bite. It is semi-aggressive.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- This fish is typical Blenny in shape with a long body and large eyes positioned at the top of it's boxy head. The Canary Blenny matches its name well as the entire body is a vibrant yellow in colour with a sharply forked caudal fin.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )