Known also as a Flametail Blenny and a Two-Color Blenny, this fish is native to the Indo-Pacific Oceans and can be found through-out Micronesia. A very popular fish, mainly for it's colouration. With a Blue upper body and an orange lower body, it is quite striking. Others have used the adjective "cute." It's a hardy fish and a helpful fish. It will help control the growth of algae in your aquarium.
Size: 3/4" to 1 1/2"; can get up to 4 1/2"
Tank: min. 30 gallon
Temperament: Peaceful. Can be territorial and become aggressive to any fish that comes near its favorite hole (home).
Food: (Herbivore) Mainly eats algae. A varied diet of frozen herbivore preparations, blue-green algae and other finely chopped veggie matter. Feed several times a day.
Adaptation: Needs live rock for its algae growth and in which to hide in the small holes. This blenny is a bottom swimmer and needs room to swim, mainly at dinnertime, when it will dash out of its hole, get its prey and zoom back into the safety of its hole in the rock.
Compatibility: Needs a reef system with peaceful tank-mates. Do not mix with other blennies. When this fish feels belligerent, it may pick on clam mantles and corals. Has been known to also pick on small polyped coral, but it is rare.