Striped Blenny (Meiacanthus grammistes)
The striped blenny (also known as line-spot harptail blenny) is a pretty little reef fish that is suitable for any nano- or large-scale marine aquaria. The species is fairly social and gets along well in small groups (generally a male with a group of females) when housed together in larger tanks. It adapts well to captive conditions. Like most other fang blennies, it is extremely hardy (especially captive-bred specimens) and is resistant to disease. It eats just about any sort of aquarium food. It stays pretty small and is thus appropriate for smaller tanks.
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Size and Care Requirements:
- Purchase Size: ~2″ (length)
- Max Size: 3″ (length)
- Water Parameters:~78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.0-8.4, s.g. 1.021-1.023
- Color: Silvery tan background with several dark horizontal bands that break up into dots
- Reef-Safe: Yes
- Feeding: Omnivorous (primarily zooplankton such as Nano Brine)
Striped Blenny Species Information
Meiacanthus grammistes can be found in the Western Pacific Ocean. It prefers open water environments, though it might venture into shallower nearshore parts. Despite its small size, it is quite brave; this is certainly in part because its impressive agility, but also because of its ability to deliver a mild venom through its fang-like teeth. Handle this species with care!
Benefits of Aquacultured Aquarium Livestock
Aquacultured fishes offer a huge advantage over wild-caught specimens. For example, when bred and raised under captive conditions, they adjust more easily to aquarium life. They are also less likely to carry disease. Even more, aquacultured specimens can better tolerate shipping stress. Most notably, by purchasing aquacultured striped blennies you support the aquaculture of marine organisms and help to make our hobby more sustainable!
100% Alive on Arrival (AoA) Guarantee
We guarantee that every striped blenny we sell will be Alive On Arrival and in good health. Should it arrive in any other state, we will either replace it free of charge (including shipping) or issue store credit if the total livestock loss is less than $40. For more information, please also visit our 100% Alive On Arrival Guarantee page.