"Cousin" to the Barnacle Blenny, this fish is black, white and red in color with very large red eyes and pinkish-red lips. Watching this fish eat can be a thrill. While the Barnacle Blenny is rare, this blenny is extremely rare and a prized addition to any reef aquarium.
Size: 1" to 2"
No. in Tank: More than one - provided they could be found.
Tank: min. 10 gallon
Food: (Carnivore) Likes small invertebrates. Will also eat meaty treats, finely chopped crustacean flesh, krill, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp and fresh mysid shrimp. Feed several times a day. This fish is very attentive, waiting for its next meal. The moment food is seen it will dart out, very fast, snatch it, then scram back into its home.
Adaptation: Ideal in a reef system, it needs plenty of live rocks with crevices in which to hide plus room to dart about.
Compatibility: Peaceful tank-mates are best. This fish's speed and frenzy while snatching its prey is due to its desire not to become prey for another fish (and possibly those trying to relocate it to an aquarium??).