Tailspot Blenny (Ecsenius stigmatura)
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38 Litres (10 US G.)
5.1-6.4cm (2-2.5 ")
8.1 - 8.4
22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)
- Tailspot Blenny, Tail-Spot Combtooth Blenny
Origin[edit | edit source]
- Western Pacific: Philippines and Indonesia.
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- It is very difficult to visually sex Tailspot Blennies.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- A generally peaceful reef-safe inhabitant. Do not keep with aggressive fish and should be kept with fish such as Cardinalfish with caution.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- A herbivore that will graze algae and may take crushed marine flakes, seaweed or nori. Can be tricky to feed initially.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day depending on algae content of the tank.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Reef-safe and should not bother corals. Provide this fish with a mature tank with plenty of hiding places.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- A generally peaceful Blenny that will spend its time in and around the live rock and will perch on ledges to survey its surroundings.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- Variable in colour from grey to brown-orange and head grey-blue. Iris is yellow and a yellow line runs from below eye to above axil. Several similar species and this one is best distinguished by the black spot on the caudal fin base.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
Videos[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )