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Meiacanthus ovalauensis (Gunther 1877), the Yellow Forktail or Canary Blenny. To about four inches in length. A beautiful import from the South Seas. Feeds on plankton. A popular fish with Aquarists for its color, the Canary Blenny is commonly found swimming in the currents of Lagoons and Seaward reefs, feeding on Zooplankton. The Canary Blenny is compatible with either a reef aquarium or a community aquarium, and mixes well with other fish, except other Blennys, of the same body type. Caution as bite from this fish is slightly toxic. If bitten seek medical advice, especially if diabetic, anemic or suseptible to allergic reactions.
Maximum Size: the Meiacanthus ovalaunensis grows up to 5 inches.
Minimum Tank Size: The Canary Fang Blenny prefers a tank of at least 20 gallons with plenty of places to hide & swim.
Diet: The Meiacanthus ovalaunensis is a omnivore and likes to eat variety of chopped foods (meats & veggies).
Level of Care: The Canary Fang Blenny is a medium maintenance fish.
Behavior: The Canary Fang Blenny may act semi-aggressively toward other fish. Yes
Water Conditions: Keep water quality high (SG 1.020 - 1.025, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Temp. 72 - 78 F).
Range: Oceania, Western Pacific to Fiji.
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