Jewelled Blenny

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Jewelled Blenny

This marine aquarium fish is known as Jewelled Blenny and the correct latin name is Salarias fasciatus. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Combtooth Blenny family. (e) Origin of this species is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful species which might be territorial in some cases.

Jewelled Blenny can grow up to 14 cm what is approximately 5 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 1680cm2 of water surface which is approximately 260 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is medium. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Jewelled Blenny fish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

A herbivore. Eats algae from glass and rocks. Naturally, they accept flakes and they may eat Mysis Shrimp as well.

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Document modified on Fri Dec 21 18:03:24 UTC 2007
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