Striped Fang Blenny - Meiacanthus grammistes - Striped Grammistes Blenny
Striped Fang Blenny - Meiacanthus grammistes The Striped Fang Blenny is also referred to as Gammistes Blenny, Striped Blenny, or Striped Poison-Fang Blenny. It has alternating black and yellow stripes that run the entire length of the body.It tends to do well in an aquarium if housed in a 30 gallon or larger aquarium with live rock. The live rock provides places to hunt and feed on small crustaceans as well as places to hide. It is not usually aggressive unless the tank mates appear to have a similar shape as it does. Its fangs are more of a defense mechanism used for biting an aggressive fish back. The Striped Fang Blenny is a solitary species found in sheltered lagoon and seaward reefs.Very popular with Aquarists, the Striped Fang Blenny can be kept in either reef aquaria or a community aquarium, as long as there are no other Blennys of the same body type in the tank. As with others of its genus, the Striped Fang Blenny's bite can be slightly toxic. If bitten seek medical advice, especially if diabetic, anemic or suseptible to allergic reactions. Maximum Size:
The Striped Fang Blenny Grows Up to 5 inches General Size Specifications:
The small size will come to you generally 1-1/2 - 3-1/2 inches not including the caudal fin. Minimum Tank Size Suggested:
The Striped Fang prefers a tank of at least 30 gallons with plenty of places to hide & swim. Water Conditions:
Keep water quality high (SG 1.020 - 1.025, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Temp. 72 - 78Á F). Habitat:
The Striped Fang Blenny is found near Western Pacific to Indochina, Papua New Guinea, north to Ryukyu Is., and south to northwestern Australia. Feeding and Diet:
The Striped Fang Blenny diet consists of chopped crustaceans, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, and frozen food preparations for herbivores.