Also known as Lipstick Blenny and Rock-Skipper Blenny, it is native to the Caribbean Sea. From the head to mid-body it is dark brown; the other, lower half, a lighter brown. Its red mouth and lips are hard to miss. There are also red highlights on the fins. This fish has a blunt head and combed teeth which allows it to scrap algae off rock surfaces. Some of these fish live in tidal pools, in areas where the water is warm and shallow. They have the ability to jump from one pool to the next, hence the name "Rock-Skipper." This blenny is a RARE find!
Size: 1" to 2"; can get up to 5"
No. in Tank: ONE, unless it is an very large tank.
Tank: min. 20 gallon
Temperament: Semi-Aggressive. This is the most aggressive of the blennies. It will chase and bite any bottom dwelling fish that dares to go near its territory using its rear, fang-like, canines.
Food: (Herbivore) Feeds mainly on filamentous algae. Offer a quality frozen herbivore preparation. Likes to spend time skipping from one spot to another looking for food
Adaptation: Will acclimate in a little more than 3 hours in a healthy, well-established reef system with a continual supply of micro-algae. Likes to find a home in a cave or rock crevice, where only its head will be visible.
Compatibility: Ideal for established reef systems. Should not be kept with other blennies in small tanks. Will nip at stony corals and tridacaid clam mantles.