Lumphead Rockskipper Blenny (Istiblennius gibbifrons)
Family: Blenniidae (Blennies)
Natural Range: Indian and Western Pacific Oceans
Depth: 0 to 7 ft. Size: 5 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 40+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Benthic crustaceans
Natural History: The Lumphead Rockskipper blenny is normally found in shallow sand and macroalgae areas of reefs. It frequents areas with healthy growths of turf algae. It is benthic and feeds on small crustaceans near the sand.
Husbandry: The Lumphead Rockskipper may be aggressive with its own species but it is generally not aggressive with unrelated species. A healthy growth of hair algae or a refugium will help to produce the food supply that this species prefers.
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