Sandhopper Blenny

Latin name: (Parapercis sp.)

Care Level

Moderate

Temperament

Semi-aggressive

Color(s)

Red

Diet

Carnivore

Preferred Conditions

Moderate

Avg. Max Size

5"

Minimum Tank Size

Family

Pinguipedidae

The Sandhopper Blenny, also known as the Red Stripe Sand Perch, is a reef-dwelling fish that is native to the Indo-Pacific. Boasting an elongated body with striking red and white stripes, they are easily recognizable by their large, black eyes. These fish are highly resistant to changes in their environment, and have adapted to living in small aquariums. Additionally, they are very active, making them an excellent choice for aquariums of all sizes. With proper care, the Sandhopper Blenny can live up to five years in captivity.

The Sandhopper Blenny is a vibrant, hardy addition to any marine aquarium. With its striking colors and active nature, it is sure to bring a lot of life to your tank. To keep your Sandhopper Blenny happy and healthy, it is important to provide it with the right environment. A well-established 30-gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of live rock is a suitable environment. It is not usually aggressive, unless the tank mates appear to have a similar shape as it does. Additionally, it is best to house it singly, unless kept in a larger aquarium and the two are a mated pair. Furthermore, the Sandhopper Blenny is a great jumper, making a tight fitting canopy a must. With the proper care and tank conditions, the Sandhopper Blenny can be a wonderful addition to your aquarium for many years to come.

The Sandhopper Blenny is a reef-safe fish that does well in an aquarium with plenty of mature live rock that it can graze upon. The diet should consist of meaty items including vitamin enriched brine and mysis shrimp, chopped fresh seafood, and a quality flake food.

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