Thread starter mersam935; Start date Jan 28, 2012; mersam935 Member. However, I want to introduce a Midas Blenny. The Midas blenny, Ecsenius midas, is great beginner fish for a medium-sized aquarium or larger (at least 20 gallons, according to Marine Fishes and at least 30 gallons, according to Live Aquaria). If you provide rockwork with lots of small holes in it your midas blenny will also spend a lot of time swimming in and out of them. I've read about their behavior (specifically with Firefish and Gobys) and wonder if any of you have experience with the two together. Individuals of ecsenius midas can change color quickly from when on the bottom to swimming in open water to … A male Midas Blenny (Ecsenius midas) Pantar, Indonesia (May 2014) ~ I just saw a blenny that I don’t recognize and you have to go back to see it.Ned nodded in assent, barely looking up from his laptop. This fish's bright body colour that can vary as per its mood, activity, or surrounding, has made it a preferred aquarium species. I've read about their behavior (specifically with Firefish and Gobys) and wonder if any of you have experience with the two together. Resting inside of small holes with only their head showing is common behavior for them. However, I want to introduce a Midas Blenny. Springer 1988 axelrod s clown. in the process of acclimating a Midas blenny that arrived from LA this morning. Jan 28, 2012 #1 i have a biocube 29 with 20 pounds of live rock. They are golden-yellow in body with hints of blue under their chins and around their eyes. The threadfin anthias displays two different color forms. The larger the bottom surface area, the more diverse a population you can realistically expect to maintain. These fish can be great choices for beginning marine aquarists and advanced hobbyists alike. You do not want to overcrowd your reef aquarium with bottom dwellers. Behavior The Midas Blenny is an entertaining captive, with its unique movements and often changing coloration. Midas blennies are small fish. Like their other cousin Blennies, the Midas Blenny is personality plus! Last night at three in the morning, I woke up for some reason. Midas Blenny: A fish deserving of its Golden name . These fish are peaceful and do well with other peaceful fish. midas blennies change color easily based on "emotional" stress levels. This has nothing to do with water quality nor is it exclusive to midas blenny's. MIdas blenny? Larger tanks are advantageous as many of the Midas Blenny's aggressive behavior traits seem to relate to a confining tank situation. Midas blennies spend a lot of their time hiding in crevices and small caves or holes as shown in the photo of a blenny hiding inside of a barnacle. Average Size 4" The Midas Blenny is a fairly rare Blennies given their distribution is more limited than others. Midas blennies are small fish. The Midas Blenny (Ecsenius Midas)are known for their beautiful coloring. This behavior brought about the common name “rock skipper,” which is loosely applied to more than one species. Reported to feed on zooplankton (Ref. This blenny will appreciate a minimum tank of 100 litres or larger with numerous rocks on which to perch. The Midas blenny is an easy-to-care-for species with a deep golden color, for which it gets its name and blue accents around the eyes and fins. Their strong personality and peaceful demeanour are endearing. The behavior seems way too laid back to be normal, but is there any chance this is how this … Midas Blenny Standard. If your tank does have green hair algae…BOOO—-I mean—yeah—you will hopefully see them out grazing, helping turn that problem algae into a burst of blenny energy. Summary: A golden-yellow, greyish or greenish combtooth blenny with a black spot around anus, a narrow dark margin on the dorsal fin, and long outer caudal-fin rays in adults. If you provide rockwork with lots of small holes in it your midas blenny will also spend a lot of time swimming in and out of them. Care Level - Easy Temperament- Peaceful Reef Safe - Yes Max Size - 5" Min. Larger tanks are advantageous as many of the Midas Blenny's aggressive behavior traits seem to relate to a confining tank situation. Larger tanks are advantageous as many of the Midas Blennys aggressive behavior traits seem to relate to a confining tank situation. Leo_ian Leo_ian Community Member ; 176 posts; Singapore; May 18; Posted November 11. they become very pale and almost pink but deep yellow when comfortable. Larger tanks are advantageous as many of the Midas Blenny's aggressive behavior traits seem to relate to a confining tank situation. I've read a lot of mixed reviews and the negative behavior usually stemmed from being homed in a small space (by no means is 55gal large). 8. The midas blenny (Ecsenius midas) is from the family Blenniidae. Sometimes, the Midas Blenny will vex small planktivores and has been known to nip at firefish and gobies. It has a slender, cylindrical shaped body that varies in color from solid golden-yellow to orange. They also socially mimic their swimming behavior and also of Pseudanthias huchtii and Lepidozygus tapeinosomoa (Ref. Midas Blenny - Ecsenius midas. Commonly collected from Africa & South Asia. It has a slender, cylindrical shaped body that varies in color from solid golden-yellow to orange. 90102). Once they know their family they frequently swim up to greet you! This bottom dwelling species is native to the shallow water reef systems of the Indian Ocean. Sometimes, the Midas Blenny will vex small planktivores and has been known to nip at firefish and gobies. The Midas and coral beauty seem fine. Dec 13, 2018 - Top 15 Nano Reef Tank Fish- In no particular order we have listed the best saltwater fish for your nano reef tank based on size, care level and price. This blenny will appreciate a minimum tank of 30 gallons or larger with numerous rocks on which to perch. Oviparous. Resting inside of small holes with only their head showing is common behavior for them. Sometimes, the Midas Blenny will vex small planktivores and has been known to nip at firefish and gobies. This Blenny is an absolutely beautiful addition to any larger size nano reef tank, and they require a minimum of 30 gallons and are considered easy to care for, and are of peaceful temperament. A Midas Combtooth Blenny, Ecsenius midas, in the Andaman Islands. Larger tanks are advantageous as many of the Midas Blenny's aggressive behavior traits seem to relate to a confining tank situation. On top of that, i'd like to eventually house a Mandarin Dragonet. License: CC by Attribution-ShareAlike. The Midas Blenny is an excellent candidate for a reef tank. When … They grow to a max size of 6 inches, so it’s definitely larger of all of the Nano reef tank fish that we have on this list. Plenty of hiding places and an adequate food source will lessen these tendencies. Larger tanks are advantageous as many of the Midas Blenny's aggressive behavior traits seem to relate to a confining tank situation. Tank Size - 30 gallon The Midas Blenny is an excellent candidate for a reef tank. Midas Blenny Ecsenius Midas Saltwater Aquarium Fish Saltwater Aquarium Saltwater Aquarium Beginner . Sold Out - $ 39.99 ORA Aiptasia Eating Filefish. Midas Blennies swim with a rather undulating motion and have been compared to eels in their movements. Therefore, this is one fish that will be the center of attention … In the Maldives, the threadfin anthias (Nemanthias carberryi) and the fusilier damselfish (Lepidozygus tapienosoma) apparently engage in social mimicry. Behavior. Individuals of Ecsenius midas can change color quickly from when on the bottom to swimming in open water to match the colors of the fishes they mix with (Ref. It is generally very peaceful but may chase off small planktivores such as Firefish and small Anthias. I've read a lot of mixed reviews and the negative behavior usually stemmed from being … In other regions, the Midas blenny mimics and lives among groups of lyretail anthias (P. squamipinnis). I have a 20 gallon cube reef with a lubbock fairy, spriger damsel and a royal gramma, I want a fish to graze on algae and a benethic fish like a shrimp goby. my tank has been up and running for … They can reach a maximum length of 5 inches but are more typically 3.5-4 inches. Midas blenny Midas blenny. The fish has an eel-like appearance and is very fond of swimming. Threadfin Anthias and Fusilier Damselfish . 37816). The midas blenny (Ecsenius midas) is from the family Blenniidae. He is not moving much and doesn’t swim away or fight being caught in a net. This bottom dwelling species is native to the shallow water reef systems of the Indian Ocean. My question is about the other two. Unlike most blennies, the Midas Blenny requires a meaty diet including finely chopped crustacean flesh, mysis and vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, along with frozen herbivorous preparations, micro and blue-green algae. Source: Jason Marks / Wikimedia Commons. Sometimes, the Midas Blenny will vex small planktivores and has been known to nip at firefish and gobies. Midas Blenny is a great fish that is popular as a “must-have reef safe marine fish” because it is not only beautiful but peaceful as well. They do however often demonstrate territorial behavior toward other bottom dwelling fish and rival blenny species. Sometimes, the Midas Blenny will vex small planktivores and has been known to nip at firefish and gobies. If you should happen upon a specimen generically labeled “rock skipper blenny” at your local aquarium dealer, be sure to ascertain the species—and research it—before buying. Midas blennies spend a lot of their time hiding in crevices and small caves or holes as shown in the photo of a blenny hiding inside of a barnacle. The Tailspot Blenny prefers to spend most of its time towards the lower-portion of the tank, perched on the substrate floor or on live rock or corals, darting in and out of crevices. It is best to house the Midas Blenny in a 30 gallon tank or larger with live rock for hiding, grazing, and perching. Larger tanks are advantageous as many of the Midas Blenny's aggressive behavior traits seem to relate to a confining tank situation. Behavior: The Midas Blenny is a dazzling reef safe fish that will spend plenty of time in full view as it swims around the aquarium looking for bits of food. Most owners of blennies consider their appearance and behavior as cute, entertaining, even comical. Ecsenius is a large genus of fish in the family blenniidae. I have a hammer coral and i have a firefish, a flameangel, 2 clownfish, a wheelers watchman goby and some snails and hermit crabs and crabs i also have 1 peppermint shrimp and a cleaner shrimp. Sometimes, the Midas Blenny will vex small planktivores and has been known to nip at firefish and gobies. Ecsenius fijiensis is a species of combtooth blenny in the genus ecsenius. With such a great personality, and their ease of care it is no wonder why they are one of the top recommended saltwater fish groups for the home aquarium. Larger tanks are advantageous as many of the Midas Blenny’s aggressive behavior traits seem to relate to a confining tank situation. How to Care for Midas Blenny written by Dave Burr Behavior: The Midas Blenny is a dazzling reef safe fish that will spend plenty of time in full view as... View full product details » + Quick Shop ORA Aiptasia Eating Filefish. The fish in there are a Midas blenny, a coral beauty, a lawnmower blenny and a royal gramma. The Midas Blenny does not eat much in the way of algae and will often get along well with algae eating Blennies. Ecsenius. midas blenny; shrimp and goby pair; shrimp goby; blenny; Reply to this topic; Start new topic; Recommended Posts. They can reach a maximum length of 5 inches but are more typically 3.5-4 inches. The tank will become an acro … It is a beautiful, deep golden-yellow with a shadow of blue under the chin and bright, blue-rimmed eyes. Since I couldn't get back to sleep, I decided to check in on the fish. 48636). Sometimes, the Midas Blenny will vex small planktivores and has been known to nip at firefish and gobies. Carberryi ) and the fusilier damselfish ( Lepidozygus tapienosoma ) apparently engage in social mimicry become. Blenny ( Ecsenius Midas ) is from the family Blenniidae excellent candidate for a reef tank woke up some. The morning, I want to overcrowd your reef Aquarium with bottom dwellers advanced hobbyists alike Lepidozygus tapienosoma apparently. 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