The Starry Blenny is also commonly referred as the starry lawnmower blenny. It features dark brown base color with multiple white to light blue dots over its entire body, which makes it a wonderful addition to any reef tank. The Starry Blenny has a distinctive characteristic of whisker-like appendages that protrude from between their eyes, and is equipped with combed teeth for algae grazing. The Starry Blenny also loves to perch on rocks and corals, which provides them ample space to swim and hide. Therefore, we advise you to add many live rocks that encourage the growth of algae over it. The Starry Blenny requires an aquarium of not less than 30 gallon for it to thrive well. Although it is known to be territorial, it is largely considered as peaceful bottom dwellers. It is a reef-safe species, but is known to nip at the mantles of clams and LPS corals if not properly fed. The Starry Blenny is mainly an herbivore and grazes on various marine algae within its natural environment. It should be fed with a variety of vitamin-enriched marine algae, vegetable matter and quality spirulina - based foods.
These little 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 to keep an eye on what's going on. 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.