Size: Up to around 10 centimeters Lifespan: Two to four years Temperament: Omnivore Diet: Carnivore Care Level: Moderate to easy
Known to be peaceful with great personalities, Blennies can provide hours of entertainment. They spend most of their time at the bottom of the tank peeping out with their large eyes and feeding on algae. Blennies enjoy a tank with plenty of scattered rocks and it is best to keep only one of them in the tank at a time.
Blenny species variety
Blennies have long bodies and come in a wide range of colors and markings. Bicolor Blennies are inquisitive and have two colors with one covering its front and another color covering its back. They need to graze on microalgae. Lawnmower Blennies look like the lizards of the aquatic world. They are cute and curious little fish. Also known as Golden and Lyretail Blennies, Midas Blennies are bright yellow and grow quite large. This blenny is the most aggressive of them all so beginners would be wise to keep a different type of Blenny when just getting started.
Blennies help control algae in fish tanks. It is important that your aquarium’s hood fits well since blennies are known for hopping out!