Blackline Blenny, Captive-Bred

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Latin name: (Meiacanthus nigrolineatus)

Care Level





Black, Blue, Yellow



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

10 gallons


The Blackline Blenny is a unique species of fish that adds a bit of character and interest to a home aquarium. They are hardy and easy to care for, making them an ideal choice for beginners and experienced aquarists alike. This species requires a tank of at least 10 gallons and an abundance of rocks in order to thrive, as they usually spend their time perching and hiding among crevices and rocks. They are generally peaceful in nature and are reef safe, so they make a great addition to any reef tank. Additionally, they are known to be quite entertaining, as they often engage in interesting behaviors such as head bobbing and tail swaying.

The Black-Lined Blenny diet should be balanced with a variety of meaty items, such as vitamin enriched brine and mysis shrimp, chopped pieces of fish and shrimp, and a quality flake food. To ensure the longevity of the fish, it is important to provide a varied diet that contains a mix of these items. It is also recommended to feed the fish several small meals throughout the day rather than one large meal. Additionally, it is important to refrain from overfeeding and to remove any uneaten food to keep the water quality clean. Feeding the fish on a regular schedule will help promote healthy growth and coloration.

The approximate purchase size for these rings is small, 1-1/2″ to 2-1/2″.

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