Midas Blenny

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Care Level - Easy
Temperament - Peaceful
Color Form - Black, Blue, Brown, Yellow
Diet - Omnivore
Reef Compatible - Yes
Water Conditions - sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size - 6"
Origin - Africa, Maldives
Family - Blenniidae
Minimum Tank Size - 30 gallons

Overview

The Midas Blenny is an excellent candidate for a reef tank. It is a beautiful, deep golden-yellow with a shadow of blue under the chin and bright, blue-rimmed eyes. When swimming, the motion they use is very eel-like.

This blenny will appreciate a minimum tank of 30 gallons or larger with numerous rocks on which to perch. Sometimes, the Midas Blenny will vex small planktivores and has been known to nip at firefish and gobies. Larger tanks are advantageous as many of the Midas Blenny's aggressive behavior traits seem to relate to a confining tank situation.

Unlike most blennies, the Midas Blenny requires a meaty diet including finely chopped crustacean flesh, mysis and vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, along with frozen herbivorous preparations, micro and blue-green algae.

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