Chestnut eyelash blenny - Cirripectes castaneus
Species name: Cirripectes castaneus
Synonym: Cirripectes castaneus, Salarias castaneus, Cirripectes castaneus, Salarias sebae, Cirripectes variolosus, Cirripectes filamentosus, Cirripectes reticulates, Cirripectus gibbifrons, Cirripectes gibbifrons
Common Names: Chestnut eyelash-blenny
Family: Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies)
Order: Perciformes (Perch-likes)
Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes)
Max. Size: 12.5 cm / 4.9 inches
Origin: Western and Eastern Indian Ocean, Western Central, Eastern Central Pacific, Southwest and Northwest Pacific
Company: Cirripectes castaneus (Chestnut eyelash blenny) should not be kept togheter with sharks, sea lions or same and similar species.
Aquarium Setup: Cirripectes castaneus (Chestnut eyelash blenny) is a temperate fish and can die from a rapid move to a tropical aquarium. Chestnut eyelash blenny likes to dig around and will appreciate a bottom with mixed size rubble and gravel. Place rock and coral in the aquarium. The aquarium must be covered since they are good jumpers.
Food: Cirripectes castaneus (Chestnut eyelash blenny) feeds on plants and algae in the wild. You can in aquariums feed them meaty foods like chopped shrimp, crab and clam, but one of the daily servings should include vegetable-based prepared mix or algae and spinach. Feed at least two times a day. If they go on a hunger strike you should try to convince them to eat as soon as possible. You can tempt Chestnut eyelash blennies to eat with an open fresh or live clam.
Breeding: We have no information regarding the breeding of Cirripectes castaneus (Chestnut eyelash blenny) in aquariums.
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