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.