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== Origin ==
|sexing=Males are usually larger than females and go through a succession of color changes when breeding.
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Fiji, Tonga
|tank_compatibility=It is reef safe and needs plenty of live rock for hunting and grazing to thrive.
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|diet=Finely chopped crustacean flesh, mysis and vitamin-enriched brine shrimp as well as frozen herbivore foods.
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|feeding_regime=Feed twice per day.
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== Sexing ==
|environment_specifics=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.
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Males are usually larger than females and go through a succession of color changes when breeding.
|behaviour=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.
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|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 Canary Blenny matches its name well as the entire body is a vibrant yellow in colour with a sharply forked caudal fin.
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== Tank compatibility ==
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It is reef safe and needs plenty of live rock for hunting and grazing to thrive.
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== Diet ==
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Finely chopped crustacean flesh, mysis and vitamin-enriched brine shrimp as well as frozen herbivore foods.
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== Feeding regime ==
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Feed twice per day.
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== Environment specifics ==
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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.
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== Behaviour ==
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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.
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== Identification ==
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: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.
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Latest revision as of 03:23, 13 December 2017

Canary Blenny

Meiacanthus oualanensis.jpg
Canary Blenny

Meiacanthus oualanensis

114 Litres (30 US G.)

5.1-12.7cm (2-5 ")

pH

8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Herbivore
Flake Foods
Other (See article)

3-8 years

Family

Blenniidae



Additional names

Canary Blenny, Canary Fang Blenny, Oualan Forktail Blenny

Additional scientific names

Petroscirtes oualanensis, Meiacanthus ovalauensis, Petroscirtes auratus


Origin[edit | edit source]

Fiji, Tonga


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]

External links[edit | edit source]