Persian blenny

It grows to a size of 13cm in length.

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The Persian blenny lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 2 - 40 m environment.

Persian Blenny can grow up to 13 cm what is approximately 5 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 1560cm2 of water surface what is approximately 241 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which are medium. More

Persian blenny is found of digging and will like a bottom with mixed size rubble and gravel. It is a strong jumper so the aquarium should be well covered. Food: Ecsenius midas (Persian blenny) eats algae, zooplankton, invertebrates and plants. More

Blenny, and Persian Blenny, these Blennys are Golden Yellow in color with their Ornamental Caudal Fin shaped like a lyre. Owing to their beautiful morphology, these Blennys are quite popular picks for Reef Aquariums with peaceful fishes in it. More

Also known as the Persian Blenny, it can inflict a painful, but not harmful bite. Regardless, fingers should be kept clear, as they may be attacked. It is an omnivore that will eagerly accept a variety of foods including Brine Shrimp, bloodworms, and Spirulina. More

Common names

Blennie midas in French (français)
Golden blenny in English
Goue blennie in Afrikaans
Lyre-tail combtooth-blenny in English
Lyretail blenny in English
Midas blenny in English
Midas-slimfisk in Danish (dansk)
Persian blenny in English
金黃異齒鳚 in Mandarin Chinese
金黃異齒鳚 in Unknown
金黄异齿鳚 in Mandarin Chinese
金黄异齿鳚 in Unknown

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Blenniidae
Genus : Ecsenius
Species : Ecsenius midas
Authority : Starck, 1969