Harptail Blenny

lg 84096 Harptai Blenny
Latin name: (Meiacanthus mossambicus)

Care Level





Black, Green, Yellow



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

30 gallons


The Harptail Blenny is an outstanding choice for any reef tank. Its striking, golden-yellow body with a hint of green above the eye and a jet-black dorsal fin makes it a stunning addition to any aquatic environment. This species is also known for its peaceful nature and compatibility with other tank mates. Furthermore, it can be an effective cleaner of the tank and eats a variety of algae. These qualities make the Harptail Blenny an ideal candidate for any reef tank.

The Harptail Blenny is a hardy and resilient species, as evidenced by its venomous fangs and ability to survive predation. This species is relatively easy to care for, requiring only a minimum tank of 30 gallons or larger, with live rock for grazing. It is a passive fish, which rarely bothers other tankmates, making it an ideal candidate for a community tank. With proper care, these fish can live up to five years or more in an aquarium. Moreover, the Harptail Blenny is a great addition to any home aquarium and can bring a lot of joy to the hobbyist.

The Harptail Blenny is a carnivorous fish and should be fed a well balanced diet of carnivorous foods along with a selection of foods designed for herbivores. These fish should be offered small quantities of food several times per day. These fish are known to be active and playful, so they should be kept in a well lit and spacious aquarium.

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