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
Males are usually larger than females and go through a succession of color changes when breeding.
It is reef safe and needs plenty of live rock for hunting and grazing to thrive.
Finely chopped crustacean flesh, mysis and vitamin-enriched brine shrimp as well as frozen herbivore foods.
Feed twice per day.
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.
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.
- 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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