Red Sea Mimic Blenny

Red Sea Mimic Blenny
Latin name:
(Ecsenius gravieri)

Care Level





Black, Green, Yellow



Preferred Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

10 gallons


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The Red Sea Mimic Blenny is an incredibly adaptive species, with its distinct coloration and form allowing it to effectively mimic the Meiacanthus nigrolineatus. Its ability to pass as one of these venomous fish is a great asset, ensuring its safety from predators. This species is a peaceful addition to any aquarium, and is a herbivore that can consume a variety of food sources. It is also a visually appealing fish, with its yellow and green body featuring a series of black markings along its lateral line. With its unique abilities and attractive coloration, the Red Sea Mimic Blenny is a great choice for any aquarist. Furthermore, its mimicry behavior is a fascinating characteristic that is sure to provide hours of entertainment.

The Red Sea Mimic Blenny is an excellent choice of fish for both novice and experienced aquarium hobbyists alike. It is hardy, peaceful, and reef safe which makes it an ideal candidate for a reef aquarium. They are relatively easy to care for as they feed upon algae, and need an aquarium of at least 10 gallons with scattered rocks for perching and hiding. With proper care and a balanced diet, these fish can live up to five years in captivity. Furthermore, they are known to be hardy and disease-resistant, making them an ideal fish for any tank.

The diet of the Red Sea Mimic Blenny should include dried seaweed, frozen preparations rich in vegetable matter, and a quality flake or pellet food. Additionally, the Red Sea Mimic Blenny feeds on (and helps control) algae growing in the aquarium.