Canary Blenny - Meiacanthus oualanensis

Canary Blenny - Meiacanthus oualanensis

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Meet the Canary Blenny (Meiacanthus oualanensis): A Burst of Color for Your Marine Aquarium

Introducing the Canary Blenny (Meiacanthus oualanensis), also known as the Oualan Forktail Blenny or Canary Fang Blenny, a lively and eye-catching fish known for its vibrant hues and charismatic behavior. Native to the Indo-Pacific region, these blennies bring a ray of sunshine to your underwater world.

Key Features:

1. Striking Canary Yellow: The Canary Blenny showcases a dazzling canary yellow body, creating a captivating and radiant appearance. Its vivid color adds a burst of sunshine to your aquarium, making it a delightful focal point.

2. Ideal Tank Size: To ensure their comfort and freedom for their entertaining antics, a tank size of at least 30 gallons (114 liters) is recommended. This provides enough space for them to explore and thrive.

3. Reef Compatibility: Canary Blennies are considered reef-safe, making them an excellent choice for reef aquariums. They coexist harmoniously with corals and other invertebrates, enhancing the visual appeal and balance of your marine setup.

4. Intermediate Level: These blennies are well-suited for aquarists with intermediate experience in marine fishkeeping. With proper tank conditions and care, they flourish and display their radiant colors.

5. Moderate Size: Canary Blennies typically reach a moderate size of about 5 inches, making them a versatile addition to various marine setups.

Care Instructions:

  • Tank Environment: Maintain a well-established marine aquarium with hiding spots and live rock for shelter. Keep water parameters stable, with a temperature range of 74-80°F (23-27°C) and a salinity level of 1.023-1.025.

  • Feeding: Canary Blennies have a diverse diet that includes high-quality marine flakes, pellets, and occasional servings of live or frozen foods to ensure their nutritional needs are met.

  • Compatibility: These blennies are considered semi-aggressive and can coexist with most marine fish, however, care should be taken as they may become territorial towards other blennies.

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