Golden Midas Blenny (Ecsenius midas)
Family: Blenniidae (Blennies)
Natural Range: Red Sea
Depth: 7 to 131 ft. Size: 5 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 24+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Zooplankton, copepods, algae
Natural History: The Golden Midas Blenny is a benthic reef fish found on reef flats and walls, with moderate current. It is associated with hiding places on coral reefs. It has been observed to school with such fish as Pseudanthias squamipinnis and changes its color to match it. It is reported to feed on zooplankton when it schools.
Husbandry: Golden Midas Blennies are an unusually unaggressive species. They are usually tolerant of their own species provided there are enough hiding places. It should be provided with live rock to provide the algae and crustaceans needed to supplement its diet.
AKA: Persian Blenny
In Stock: 08/09/14, No
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