Tailspot Blenny (Ecsenius stigmatura)

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Tailspot Blenny

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Tailspot Blenny

Ecsenius stigmatura

Easy

sg

1.020 - 1.025

pH

8.1 - 8.4

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

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Herbivore
Flake Foods
Other (See article)

2-5 years

Family

Blenniidae



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Additional names

Tailspot Blenny, Tail-Spot Combtooth Blenny


Origin

Western Pacific: Philippines and Indonesia.

Sexing

It is very difficult to visually sex Tailspot Blennies.

Tank compatibility

A generally peaceful reef-safe inhabitant. Do not keep with aggressive fish and should be kept with fish such as Cardinalfish with caution.

Diet

A herbivore that will graze algae and may take crushed marine flakes, seaweed or nori. Can be tricky to feed initially.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day depending on algae content of the tank.

Environment Specifics

Reef-safe and should not bother corals. Provide this fish with a mature tank with plenty of hiding places.

Behaviour

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

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.

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