ORA® Captive-Bred Smith’s Blenny

Greek Name: Meiacanthus smithii



The ORA® Captive-Bred Smith’s Blenny is also known as White’s Blenny, White Blenny, Smith’s Fang Blenny, or Disco Blenny. The body of the animal is blue, with stripes of black that begin at the chin and extends through the eye as well as down towards the dorsal fin.
It can be a great addition in aquariums when it is paired with live rocks in a 30 gallon or larger tank. Live rock offers areas to hunt and feed on small crustaceans and areas to conceal. It’s not typically aggressive unless tankmates have the same shape as it does. The fangs are defense mechanism to bite an aggressive fish.


The ORA® Captive-Bred Smith’s Blenny should be fed a balanced diet consisting of herbivore-friendly prepared foods. The fish should be fed small portions of food multiple times per day. They are carnivores.


Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/4″ to 2″


Care Level




Color Form

Black, Blue



Reef Compatible


Water Conditions

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

Max Size



Captive-Bred, ORA®



Minimum Tank

30 gallons


Smith’s Blenny Description

The Smith’s Blenny or White Blenny has a long, slender, white body that has a lateral black stripe that runs across the dorsal fin over the eye.

Smith’s Blenny is best suited to smaller aquariums. Make sure you have a stable system, with plenty of live rocks for eating and shelter. It’s very tranquil, however, when it is threatened, it has sharp fangs that are venomous to defend itself and give a brutal bite. Limit one to tank. Do not keep fish that resemble the shape of this fish.


Smith’s Blenny Diet

Blennies consume a wide variety of things, including the vegetable matter and marine algae.

Additional information


Large, Medium, Small

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