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Black Sailfin Blenny

Greek Name: Atrosalarias fuscus

$24.99

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The Black Sailfin Blenny is prized by its ferocious consumption of microalgae that cause a nuisance. However, this Black Sailfin Blenny is most well-known for its striking black coloring on the fins and the body. Because the Black Sailfin needs living rock in order to feed Atrosalarias fuscus is a great addition to any saltwater reef.
The species is native to reefs in Java. The Black Sailfin Blenny requires ample living rock with microalgae growth that it can hunt to find food. This species of the Blenniidae family is an essential microalgae eater, meaning that it must consume microalgae as part of its diet to live. However, it can be supplemented by vegetable matter, which includes frozen and dried food items that contain blue-green and marine algae (spirulina).

 

For optimal maintenance, place a Black Sailfin Blenny in an aquarium that is at minimum 30 Gallons. It is known to hide in rockwork and caves, which is why you should provide a variety of places where the Black Sailfin Blenny can find peace. If it is properly maintained this species of Atrosalarias can consume large quantities of algae. This Black Sailfin Blenny is peaceful with tankmates of the same dimensions and characteristics. It can nip at tiny polyps of stony corals as well as clam mantles, but not often. Additionally, it is possible that this Black Sailfin Blenny may be territorial to its own species. Therefore, if you are adding multiple Black Sailfin Blenny into an aquarium, it’s ideal to adjust them all at once.

 

Often referred to as The Dusky Blenny, Brown Coral Blenny, Black Blenny, Highfin Blenny, or Brown Combtooth Blenny. Males tend to be bigger than females, and they experience an array of color shifts as they breed.

 

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1″ to 2″; Medium: 2″ to 3″; Large: 3″ to 4″

Category:

Care Level

Moderate

Temperament

Peaceful

Color Form

Black

Diet

Herbivore

Reef Compatible

Yes

Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size

4½"

Origin

Java, Tonga

Family

Blenniidae

Minimum Tank

30 gallons

Description

General information on Black Sailfin Blenny
The Black Sailfin Blenny is highly prized for its fervent desire to eat macroalgae that are a nuisance. However, the Black Sailfin Blenny is most recognizable for its stark black coloration of the body and fins. Because the Black Sailfin Blenny willfully swoops over the live rock in order to feed. Originating from the reefs of Java the Black Sailfin Blenny requires ample live rock that has microalgae growing to hunt in search of food. For optimal treatment, keep this Black Sailfin Blenny in a small aquarium. The Black Sailfin Blenny prefers to hide behind rocks and caves, which is why you should house the Black Sailfin where it can enjoy peace. When well-cared for the species of Atrosalarias will consume huge quantities of algae. It is peaceful with tankmates of the same dimensions and characteristics. It will nip at small polyp stony corals or clam mantles, but not often. Additionally, this Black Sailfin Blenny may be territorial to its species. Therefore, if you are you are introducing several Black Sailfin Blenny into an aquarium, it’s ideal to adjust them in a single session.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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