Orangethroat Pikeblenny (Chaenopsis alepidota)
Family: Chaenopsidae (Tube and Pike Blennies)
Natural Range: Eastern Pacific Ocean
Depth: 1 to 36 ft. Size: 6 in. Jumps: Space: 20+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Small fish, crustaceans
Natural History: The Orangethroat Pikeblenny inhabits shallow coastal reefs where it is found in the recesses of vacant tube worm holes. It backs into the holes for safety and darts out to catch passing food items.
Husbandry: The Orangethroat Pikeblenny is a hardy aquarium species. It should be housed with peaceful tankmates in an aquarium with numerous hiding places, preferably rocks with holes and tunnels. Only one Pikeblenny should be housed per aquarium.
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