General information on Black Combtooth Blenny
In the natural world the most common place they’re located in shallow reef flats. They can also be found in estuaries as well as outer reef lagoons that are up to 60 feet in depth. Combtooth Blennies are named for their distinct tiny teeth – around 100! They are located in their lips, rather than in their jaws. They use their teeth to scrape algae off rocks and aquarium glass. They are typically found in crevices and rocks that lie beneath their surroundings and the Black Combtooth Blenny are generally tranquil, but they can become territorial to other species within the same Genus. They are useful in controlling microalgae that grow in live corals and rocks These reef-safe herbivores have lots of character, hopping from perch to perch within the rocks. The coloration of the body shifts from a predominantly blackish-purple body to an electric indigo body and yellow-white tail. These reef aquarium fish might cause blenny envy among friends!