ORA® Captive-Bred Harptail Blenny



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The ORA® Captive-Bred Harptail is a great option for an aquarium with a reef. It's a stunning deep golden-yellow color with a shadow of green above the eye, which runs under an elongated dorsal fin that is black. This Harptail Blenny would be happy in an aquarium of at least 30 gallons or more and live rock. This species will eat the many crustaceans that live on the live rock. Harptail Blennies seldom cause trouble to other tankmates. The species is able to grab the inside of predators' mouth with its poisonous fangs when it is ingested. The predator will then throw the tiny fish out of its mouth, with no damage to the tiny blenny.   It is believed that the ORA® Captive-Bred Harptail should be fed a balanced diet of carnivorous food as well as a variety of herbivore-friendly foods. The fish should be fed small amounts of food at least three times a day.   Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 2"
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General information on Harptail Blenny They are excellent for reef tanks as they take the majority of aquarium fish foods. The Blenny Family is commonly confused with the Goby family. The Blennies are distinguished by their one continuous dorsal fin, and the tendency to rest on the bottom of their tanks with their bodies curved. They usually have tiny appendages at the upper part of their head, referred to as "cirri". A few Blennies are found in tidal waters in which the waters are cool and shallow. They possess an amazing leaping ability and can be seen jumping from pool to pool. Other Blennies can be found in caves and crevices on coral reefs. They have heads that are blunt and teeth that are combed, which gives them the ability to remove algae, their primary source of nutrition from the surface of rocks.
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6 lbs


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