Though similar to the Bicolor Blenny, many aquarists consider this fish to be a new blenny. It has a black body with a yellowish-orange tail. This fish likes to perch on the substrate (the bottom layer of live sand in the aquarium), with its body hidden, just as it would in a live rock. It is native to Indonesia.
Size: 1" to 2 1/2"; can get up to 4"
Tank: min. 30 gallon
Food: (Herbivore) Will eat a varied diet including frozen herbivore preparations containing marine algae and spirulina algae.
Adaptation: This is an easy fish to care for, as long as there is enough algae in the tank. Put plenty of live rock in the tank for micro-algae grazing. Will acclimate easily in approximately 3 hours time.
Compatibility: Is great in a reef aquarium and will even help it by eating the hair and string algae bothersome to the reef system. Content to eat all of this and the micro-algae on live rocks, this blenny rarely bothers other fish, soft corals or large polyped stony coral. It may nip at the smaller polyped stony coral. Tank-mates need to be peaceful.