Learn about this shy unusual fish that likes to hide in rockwork.
Common Names: Sailfin, Lawnmower, Jewelled Rockskipper, Jeweled Blenny, Rock Blenny, Eyelash Blenny, Horned Blenny
Main Ecosystem: Ocean/marine
Temperament: Peaceful, except with other blennies of the same shape
Shy fish that requires rockwork to hide in and graze on. This fish feeds mainly off of film algae on rocks and glass, so a mature system of 30 gallons or more is best. Feeding can be supplemented with seaweed sheets and/or veggies, though I’ve never had one accept these foods. The algae blenny is a peaceful community fish but may get territorial/aggressive with other blennies of the same shape. Only one per tank should be kept unless it’s a large system or if it’s a mated pair. This blenny may nip at SPS corals and clam mantles as well.
Temperature: 72-78 degrees fahrenheit
Potential Size: 4-5″
Water Region: Within rockwork at all levels
Color: Mottled, brown, tan, gray, white
Acclimation: Slow acclimation over a 1-2 hour period. Float to match temperature and add water every 15-20 minutes.
Breeding: Couldn’t find any breeding info on this fish so it’s assumed it’s not being bred in captivity yet.
Comments: Provided there is plenty of film algae in your tank, this fish is a great addition to any reef or fish-only tank. They are full of personality. Care should be taken to keep the tank top secure as these fish will jump out.