Species group: Blennies
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Scientific name: Meiacanthus ovalaunensis
It is considered to be a venomous variety and defends itself by biting the inside of the mouth of the attacker. They should be kept with care, especially if children have access to the tank because the fish are likely to bite fingers dipped into the tank if they feel threatened. Ideally, only one Canary Blenny is kept in an aquarium, or two for breeding purposes.
The Canary has a slender body which is predominantly yellow; it has some blue-grey coloring on the head and frontal part of the body.
The Canary Blenny swim at the bottom of the tank and is semi-aggressive.
This species of Blenny ideally requires a tank of around 30 gallons. The tanks are provided with marine coral or rock plants so that the Blenny can graze. The fish is ideal for a reef tank because it is unlikely to harm corals and will thrive by feeding on the micro-fauna that live on the substrate. The tank needs to have medium lighting.
children, venomous fish, tight fitting lid, fingers, venomous attacks
herbivore preparations, finely chopped crustacean, brine shrimp