This title was created as an attempt to overcome the common fears associated with keeping a reef aquarium, especially at that time. The firefish goby is certainly one of the best beginner saltwater fish. Tailspot blenny. One of the smallest blennies available for the aquarium trade, the tailspot blenny is a popular species for reefs. One blenny that you will want to consider carefully before adding to a mixed species tank is the Bluestriped Fangblenny (Plagiotremus rhinorhynchos [shown above]), which is a mimic of the Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse, a symbiotic cleaner fish. Size: 5.8cm (2.3") Range: Indonesia and southern Philippines Depth: 2 - 30m (6.5 - 100ft) Diet: Herbivore Remarks: Remains small and always full of personality.Very fun to watch. They have strikingly similar body shapes, but are a more slate grey color with two black or dark brown spots on each side of their stomach area, and a black line through their eye. The Tailspot Blenny spends almost an equal amount of time resting in its favorite hiding hole and swimming about the aquarium looking for food. All rights reserved. It needs a 30-gallon tank, at the minimum, to provide the best opportunity for plenty of algae. They are found primarily in the Western Pacific oceans but has been incorporated into saltwater tanks around the world. Its colors are striking with its most dominant feature a large spot at the base of its tail. 3reef still retains its roots and remains a friendly forum for new people interested in aquariums and veteran hobbyist alike. Tank Size: 10 gallons Captive Care: Easy Temperament: Peaceful Max. It has a curious Martian-like face and odd looking antennas protruding from its forehead. All forum posts are the property of the posters. Quick Facts About the Tailspot Blenny: Scientific Name: Ecsenius stigmatura; Common Names: Tailspot Coral Blenny; Max Size: 2.5 Inches; Minimum Tank Size: 8 gallons; Aggression Level: Docile; Color: Blue, Yellow, Orange, Green, Black, White, Brown The royal gramma requires a minimum tank size of 30 gallons and is considered easy to care for, and most of the time is… Males are generally larger than females and experience a succession of color changes, including blue, when breeding. They have large eyes outlined by yellow bands and small mouths. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Two Spot Bimaculatus Blenny. These Blennies exhibit great personality in the aquarium. All trademarks used are properties of their respective owners. You would have to do some research into it to find out more. Two Spots are very similar to Tailspot Blennies. Typically, the male blenny is brighter in color and has longer fins. It tends to live for two to four years, or maybe longer. It could be a variety of things, i.e. Common Name: Tailspot Blenny Scientific Name: Ecsenius stigmatura Reef-Safe: Yes Min. Males are more commonly collected for the aquarium trade because they have a bright orange or yellow anterior. Join 3reef now to remove this notice and enjoy 3reef content with less ads. The Tailspot Blenny or Tail-spot Combtooth-Blenny makes a great addition to a reef aquarium. You must log in or register to reply here. One of my favourire fish, really beautiful and inquisitive, they change colours depending on light and mood. I am afraid that my currently lawnmower will kill both bi color and tail spot blennies. (You must log in or sign up to reply here. get a pair of clownfish, a bi color-blenny (Ecsenius bicolor) and scissor tail dartfish, and my chromis (i have a lfs ik i can take the damsel to) if i put them in the right order like, do chromis, blenny, dartfish and then the pair of clown fish ( Ocellaris Clownfish or Percula Clownfish or Clarkii Clownfish) Discussion in 'Tropical Fish' started by skyvern2130, Jan 5, 2013. The tailspot blenny (ecsenius stigmatura) is a popular inhabitant in many saltwater aquariums. A black and yellow band runs below each eye, aiding them in blending into their surroundings. The Tailspot Blenny – (ecsenius stigmatura) an active and beneficial member of any reef aquarium. They’ve giant eyes outlined by yellow bands and small mouths. I released 2 of them at the same time and one get bite to dead. The blenny can go on random hunger strikes, making it important to keep them as big as possible. 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