Fish Guide

Striped Blenny   (Meiacanthus grammistes)
Family: Blenniidae (Blennies)
Natural Range: Western Pacific Ocean
Size: 4.25 in.   Jumps: Yes   Space: 24+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Moderate   Temperament: Caution
Diet: Algae, crustaceans
Natural History: The Striped Blenny is found as solitary individuals or loose small groups in sheltered lagoons and seaward reefs. It has both a fang and a venom gland which makes its bite at least mildly toxic.
Husbandry: The Striped 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: Grammistes Blenny

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