Lawnmower Blenny (Salarias fasciatus)
Family: Blenniidae (Blennies)
Natural Range: Indian and Pacific Oceans
Depth: 0 to 27 ft. Size: 5.5 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 24+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Algae - filamentous
Natural History: The Lawnmower Blenny is found among rocky substrates on reef flats and shallow lagoons, as well as estuaries. It is most common in areas with high algae densities.
Husbandry: The Lawnmower Blenny is a voracious feeder on hair algae. It scrapes the algae and detritus off of rocks. It may be aggressive with members of its own species but tolerates other species very well in a community tank. It should be provided live rock to provide the algae needed to supplement its diet.
AKA: Jeweled Blenny
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