Forktail Blenny (Meiacanthus atrodorsalis)

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Forktail Blenny

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Forktail Blenny

Meiacanthus atrodorsalis

Moderate

sg

1.021 - 1.023

pH

8.1 - 8.4

[[Minimum temperature::72 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::78 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

3-8 years

Family

Blenniidae



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Additional names

Forktail Blenny, Lyretail Fang Blenny, Yellowtail Fang Blenny, Poison Fang Blenny

Additional scientific names

Petroscirtes atrodorsalis, Meiacanthus atrodorsalis atrodorsalis, Petroscirtes herlihyi


Origin

Sexing

Tank compatibility

Diet

Feeding regime

Environment Specifics

Behaviour

Identification

This fish is typical Blenny in shape with a long body and large eyes positioned at the top of it's boxy head. The Forktail Blenny has a caudal fin that resembles a fork, with two long exterior spines and five much shorter middle spines. The body is a pale blue that runs like watercolour into a bluish-yellow at the tail.

Species Note

This fish needs careful handling as it has a venomous bite[1].

Pictures

References

  1. Predation Protection in the Poison-Fang Blenny, Meiacanthus atrodorsalis, and Its Mimics, Ecsenius bicolor and Runula laudandus (Blenniidae) by George S Losey

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