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Marine Depot Species Database Education Center - Species Database

Midas Blenny
Midas Blenny
Ecsenius midas

Meiacanthus atrodorsalis is soild yellow, with a beautiful lyre-shaped tail. The Midas Blenny, has always been a very popular fish, especially with reef aquarium hobbyists. This Blenny likes to swim in the currents with Anthias in the wild, feeding on Zooplankton, and can be very territorial with others of its own kind, as well as other Blennys. The Midas Blenny though, can be kept in either reef aquaria or a community aquarium with other peaceful fish. Colors of this fish can vary from location, as well as when stressed. When stressed, this fish will turn a light gray in color, and can take a while to return to normal. The Midas Blenny is a very alert fish and requires plenty of holes into which they can retreat to survey the activity around them. Their swimming motion is reminiscent of an eel. Which makes them known for their habit of backing into holes in the rocks.
Maximum Size: the Ecsenius midas grows up to 5 inches.
Minimum Tank Size: The Midas Blenny prefers a tank of at least 20 gallons with plenty of places to hide & swim.
Diet: The Ecsenius midas is a herbivore and likes to eat algae, variety of foods (meats & veggies), zooplankton. Offer Frozen Mysis, plankton, and other small food items.
Level of Care: The Midas Blenny is a medium maintenance fish.
Behavior: The Midas Blenny may act peacefully toward other fish.
Water Conditions: Keep water quality high (SG 1.020 - 1.025, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Temp. 72 - 78 F).
Range: Maldives, Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, Gulf of Aqaba and southeast coast of Africa to Marquesas Islands.

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