Starry Blenny

Starry Blenny - Salarias ramosus

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Care: Easy
Temperament:   Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Max Size:
5.5"
Tank Size: 30gal

 

The Starry Blenny is very similar in shape and behavior to the common Lawnmower Blenny, though with a much more distinctive pattern. Their base color is a mottled chocolate brown, with golden yellow tail and pectoral fins. They take their name from the white spotting that covers their entire bodies, increasing towards the head, and resembling a star filled sky. 

Care

Starry blennies grow up to 5" long, but due to their mostly sedentary nature, their minimum tank size is surprisingly small at 30 gallons. They'll spend most of their day perched on various rocks, constantly foraging for algae. Due to their peaceful nature, usefulness, and interesting behavior, they make a great addition to any tank, though it's best not to keep them with similar looking fish like lawnmower blennies. They are considered reef safe, but have been known to occasionally take a nip at clam mantles or SPS polyps in passing. 

Diet

Starry Blennies, being mostly herbivorous, thrive on a diet rich in vegetable matter such as spirulina or nori. 

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