Canary Blenny (Meiacanthus oualanensis)
Family: Blenniidae (Blennies)
Natural Range: Western Pacific Ocean
Size: 5 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 24+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Caution
Diet: Algae, crustaceans
Natural History: The Canary Blenny is likely found as solitary individuals or loose small groups on seaward reefs. It has both a fang and a venom gland which makes its bite at least mildly toxic.
Husbandry: The Canary Blenny will likely be aggressive towards other blennies in the home aquarium. It generally does not use its venom as an offensive weapon but rather as a defensive tool against aggression. It will bite the hand that tries to catch it.
AKA: Oualan Forktail Blenny
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