Lizard Blenny

lg 89511 Lizard Blenny
Latin name: (Parapercis sp.)

Care Level





Black, White



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

30 gallons



A 30-gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of live rock is the ideal environment for the Lizard Blenny. It is generally not an aggressive fish, but can become territorial if it perceives other fish of a similar shape. It is recommended to only keep one if the tank is not large, however if it is large enough for two, a mated pair can be kept there. As a carnivore, the Lizard Blenny has a relatively large mouth, which can cause it to feed on small decorative shrimp if given the opportunity. It is important to note that the Lizard Blenny is an excellent jumper, so a secure, tight-fitting canopy is a must. Furthermore, regular maintenance and monitoring of the water parameters should be done to ensure the Lizard Blenny is living in optimal conditions. By following these guidelines, you can ensure the health and safety of your Lizard Blenny.

The Lizard Blenny is an interesting and hardy addition to any aquarium. Its diet should consist of a variety of meaty items including vitamin enriched brine and mysis shrimp, chopped fresh seafood, and a quality flake food. To ensure the health and wellbeing of this species, it is important to provide an aquarium with large amounts of mature live rock for grazing. Furthermore, regular testing of water parameters and changes as needed should be done to maintain the proper environment. Taking proper care of the Lizard Blenny will ensure it remains healthy and happy for many years.

The approximate purchase size for this product is 1″ to 2-1/2″.

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