The Canary Blenny originates from the lagoons and reefs of Fiji and Tonga, but the specimens sold here are captive-bred by ORA. The fish is a bold and powerful yellow. It has the same shape as most other Fang Blennies. The long streamers on its tail are especially beautiful and fun to look at. This fish is best kept in a tank of at least 20 gallons with lots of rockwork filled with caves, holes, and crevasses for the fish to hide in. It can become aggressive towards other fish if bothered or threatened, but it is typically a peaceful fish. It is best to keep only one per tank unless you have a mated pair. Also, avoid keeping similarly shaped and colored fish. If attacked, the Canary Blenny will bite the inside of the attacker’s mouth with its fangs. This is something to be careful of putting your hands in the aquarium. The fangs are considered to be venomous. A bite can be very painful albeit not deadly or life-threatening.
Purchase Size: 1.25 – 1.5″
Feeding: Omnivore. Feed a variety of herbivore and meaty foods in small portions 2-3 times per day. If you can, feed live foods for a healthier, more vibrant fish.
Water Parameters: ~78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Reef safe: Yes
Color: Golden-white body with some green. Black anal and dorsal fins with a bright yellow tail fin.
The wild-caught trade is harmful to the ocean because of the methods used for collection. Fortunately, captive-bred fish from ORA such as this Canary Blenny offer hobbyists a better alternative. By purchasing captive-bred fish, you are helping the ocean by discouraging the wild-caught trade while supporting the captive-bred industry, making our beautiful hobby more sustainable. Captive-bred fish are also hardier, more disease resilient, better adapted to aquarium life, and better able to handle the stress of shipping than their wild-caught counterparts.