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Midas Blenny
Ecsenius midas
 
 
 
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Tank Stats
Size: 3-4 inches
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe:
Diet: Pellet, Flake, Brine
Origin: Indian Ocean
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Coral Safe: Yes
Invertebrate Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 15 Gallons
  
  

The Midas Blenny makes a beautiful addition to any reef tank. The aquarium must have proper caves and hiding places, and the presence of live rocks and sandy substrates are indispensable in your fish tank. The Midas Blenny mostly inhabits rocky areas with plenty of crevices and corals around. It is a peaceful aquarium fish, and it hardly bothers any tank mates. It is best to house a pair together and should never be kept with aggressive fish or large predators. The Midas Blenny is basically a carnivore, and mainly feeds on zooplankton algae by scraping from the hard surface. It is a hardy species which requires little care, and can tolerate a wide range of water conditions ? all these and more makes it a very good choice for a novice aquarist. The Midas Blenny thrives well in a temperature range of 73-82 degree Fahrenheit, and specific gravity of 1.2-1.26. It can grow up to 5 inches and is basically inactive at night and rests in the available caves or crevices. The Midas Blenny breeds by laying adhesive eggs on the substrate. Its odd undulating swimming motion makes this fish seem comical and endearing. The Midas Blenny is also known to hide with its head exposed checking out the rest of the tank. It is considered a good jumper, so we advise you to keep it in a closed tank. Also, it produces a slime to protect itself and will die if the Midas Blenny is hurt by poor water quality. It loves to sift through the sand in search of food and with its pointed mouth it can easily catch the micro fauna.

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