The Algae Blenny, also known as the Sailfin Blenny, has loads of personality and is a very active, peaceful and overall fun marine fish to observe and add to your home aquarium. Additionally, this fish is a very slow grower but can grow up to a moderate 5" as it matures. This fish has fantastic oversized eyes and a unique tan coloured body and the standard body shape of the blenny family.
The Algae Blenny is a very peaceful fish when they are of a different family or shape, however if housed with another fish of the same family and shape it can show signs of aggression towards it in order to hold its territory and dominance. Additionally, the Algae blenny has been known to nibble on some SPS corals and clam mantles, but many argue that they are simply eating the algae in between the polyps.
Similar to all others in the blenny family, the Algae Blenny is most definitely rest against live rock, swim across the sand, hide in caves and consistently graze upon the rocks and glass eating macroalgae. It is important to only add this fish to those aquariums with a good amount of rock and algae.
In addition to the macroalgae already in the aquarium, this fish will also do well if you add forms of vegetation into the tank. This can be a variation of spirulina, seaweed and algae pellets.
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