Great Barrier Reef blenny - Ecsenius stictus
Species name: Ecsenius stictus
Synonyms: Ecsenius yaeyamaensis, Ecsenius stictus
Common Names: Great Barrier Reef blenny
Family: Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies)
Order: Perciformes (Perch-likes)
Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes)
Max.Size: 6.5 cm / 2.6 inches
Environment: Marine reef
Origin: Western Central Pacific
Company: Ecsenius stictus (Great Barrier Reef blenny) should only be kept with small fishes, and there should ideally be no invertebrates in the aquariums.
Aquarium Setup: Ecsenius stictus (Great Barrier Reef blenny)is a temperate fish and a rapid move to a tropical aquarium with warmer water can easily kill it. It is protected by its slime. Rough handeling or bad water quality can harm the slime, and cause the Great Barrier Reef blenny to die from physical injury. A bottom with mixed size rubble and gravel is suitable for your Great Barrier Reef blenny, since it loves to dig. The aquarium should always be covered to prevent the fish from jumping out of the aquarium. Rock and coral are suitable decorations.
Food: Ecsenius stictus (Great Barrier Reef blenny)eats algae, zooplankton and plants. Provide them with a diverse diet that includes vegetable foods as well as meaty foods. Natural algae, spinach and home-made vegetable preparations are usually appreciated and should be combined with meaty foods such as shrimp.
Breeding: We are unable to provide any information about Ecsenius stictus breeding in aquariums.
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