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Redlip Blenny
Ophioblennius atlanticus
Redlip Blenny
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Size: 2.5-3.5 inches
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Bold
Reef Safe:
Diet: Pellet, Flake, Brine
Origin: Caribbean
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Coral Safe: Yes
Invertebrate Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons
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The Redlip Blenny is commonly referred to as the Lipstick blenny and Devilfish, is a bottom dwelling fish that is primarily brown with red around its lips and its fins. The Redlip Blenny grows up to 8 inches and it is advisable to keep in a tank not less than 20 gallons. The Redlip Blenny has an elongated body and protruding forehead in front of the snout. The Redlip Blenny is named appropriately as its protruding lips are reddish. It prefers plenty of natural algae growth as it loves to graze over it and will also keep the tank clean. The Redlip Blenny also feels comfortable perching on rocks near the bottom of the tank, requires caves and crevices for its comfort. It is considered one of the most aggressive blennies and will claim and defend its own territory. The Redlip Blenny is considered coral and invertebrate safe, and can be kept in a reef tank. The Redlip Blenny males are found bigger than the female, who has an extra black edge on the ventral and tail fins. It accepts many other types of food like pellets, frozen formulas, brine shrimp and others. The Redlip Blenny is equipped with two fang-like teeth and it will not hesitate to use them to defend its territory. It can attack fishes that are almost twice its own size.
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The Redlip Blenny has an elongated body that is gray to brown in color. Their mouths extend out somewhat and have the appearence of red lips. These fish have tons of personality and love to find a favorite spot in the aquarium to call home. They will often use rock crevices, caves, and empty barnacles to hide their body and allow their head to poke out. They love to graze on algae throughout the aquarium. The Redlip Blenny should not be mixed with other Blennies in small tanks. They are great for reef tanks and will accept most fish foods.The Blenny Family is commonly confused with the Goby family. The Blennies are distinguished by their single continuous dorsal fin and habit of resting on the bottom with their body curved. These fish will usually have tiny appendages on the top of their heads called "cirri". Some Blennies inhabit tidal pools where the water is warm and shallow. They have incredible jumping ability and are known to jump from pool to pool, which lends to the other name they are known as: "Rock Skipper". Other Blennies are found hiding in crevices and caves at coral reefs. These fish have blunt heads and their teeth are combed, giving them the ability to scrape algae -- their primary food source -- from rock surfaces.
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