Striped Blenny

  • Species Information
  • Scientific Name:Meiacanthus grammistes
  • Family:Blenniidae
  • Natural Distribution:Indonesia
  • Temperament:Peaceful
  • Maximum Size:5"
  • Ideal Tank Size:> 30 Gallons

Meiacanthus grammistes

Physical Description– The Striped Fang Blenny has a white body, with horizontal yellow and black stripes on the side and on the dorsal fin.

Temperament– the striped fang blenny is a semi-aggressive fish often found in protected lagoons and seaward reefs, where it is generally solitary. The dandy blenny (Petroscirtes breviceps) in known to mimic the striped fang blenny. Unless the system is very large (or the aquarist is experienced enough to provide the appropriate husbandry), only one striped fang blenny should be housed in an aquarium. While this species is one of the so-called saber-toothed or fanged blennies, it does not pose a serious danger to either the aquarist or other animals in the aquarium unless the animal is very similar in shape and size. It is both an attractive and interesting animal that—despite possessing both fangs and venom—should prove a mild-mannered resident in a community tank.

Size– 4.3 in/11 cm

Diet– this blenny is a planktivore and benefits from a varied diet with plenty of meaty options offered two or three times per day and like all Sustainable Aquatics tank-bred fishes accepts the Sustainable Aquatics Dry Hatchery Diet.

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Distribution– This blenny is found in the tropical Western Pacific.

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