Threadless Blenny (Meiacanthus anema)

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Threadless Blenny

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Threadless Blenny

Meiacanthus anema

76 Litres (20 US G.)

7.6-10.2cm (3-4 ")


1 - 1.020


7.5 - 8.2

23.9-25.6°C (75 -78 °F)

5-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

6-7 years



Additional names

Threadless Blenny

Additional scientific names

Petroscirtes grammistes

Origin[edit | edit source]

Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and New Hebrides, Vanuatu. Reported from New Caledonia.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

It is not possible to visually sex this fish.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A generally peaceful fish.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Should accept most small meaty foods such as brine shrimp.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Adults occur in estuaries and freshwater habitats, frequently where mangrove are abundant.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A generally peaceful fish which may be territorial towards its own kind.

Identification[edit | edit source]

An elongated fish with a large rounded head. It has a broad white stripe running from gill plate to caudal peduncle, the rest of the fish is dark grey in colour.

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