Fish Guide

White Blenny   (Meiacanthus smithii)
Family: Blenniidae (Blennies)
Natural Range: Western Pacific Ocean
Depth: 10 to 65 ft.   Size: 3 in.   Jumps: Yes   Space: 20+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Moderate   Temperament: Caution
Diet: Benthic crustaceans
Natural History: The White Blenny is found on sheltered lagoons and seaward reefs. Juveniles are reported to be solitary while some adults are observed in pairs. It has both a fang and a venom gland which makes its bite at least mildly toxic.
Husbandry: The White Blenny may be aggressive with other small elongated tankmates that are roughly the same size as it is. It only uses its fangs in self defense so it should not be housed with overly aggressive tankmates which could get bit. It will likely be aggressive towards other blennies in the home aquarium.

AKA: Disco Blenny, Smith's Blenny

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