Species group: Blennies
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Scientific name: Ecsenius bimaculatus
Bimaculate Blennies are bottom dwellers and usually nibble at algae growing in the tank. The diet of the Bimaculate includes vegetable matter. It can be fed frozen and dried foods that contain marine and blue green algae.
This is a small species with large eyes. This feature, combined with a proportionately small mouth, makes this fish look comical. The Bimaculatus Blenny earns its name from the two spots that are found on its stomach. The fish appears to be wearing a mask with the black band covering the top half of the eyes and body. This helps in camouflaging the fish in its surroundings. The fish has a streak of silver and brownish yellow.
These Blennies are peaceful and kept only with other peaceful fish to ensure that it does not get harassed. More than one fish of the same species can be housed together in the same tank. Ideally, however, they are introduced into the tank at the same time so that there are no territorial problems.
The Bimaculatus Blenny requires a tank size of at least 10 gallons capacity. This fish is reef-compatible. The tank should have live rock for hiding and grazing.
algae, beginner aquarist, simple fish
pellets, brine shrimp, marine tucker