Orange Spotted Blenny

Greek Name: Blenniella chrysospilos



The Orange Spotted Blenny is also called The Redspotted Blenny or Red-spotted Rockskipper. It is white and red with spots of orange or reddish colors across its body. It is a great choice for a 30 gallon or larger aquarium that has a solid reef system with lots of rockwork. You should only keep one fish per tank unless there is a mated pair. It might nibble at stony coral polyps and mantles, but it isn’t concerned by the other tankmates unless they are predatory.
It is considered to be a tough fish when kept in an aquarium with a natural crop of microalgae that it can feed on. The Orange Spotted blenny will be inclined to consume microalgae in the tank. A diet rich in blue-green algae and marine algae (Spirulina) will aid in helping to make the Orange Spotted Blenny thrive, together with other vegetables such as dried and frozen food items for herbivores.


Approximate Purchase Size: Medium: 2″ to 3″ Large: 3″ to 4-1/2″


Care Level




Color Form

Orange, Red, White



Reef Compatible

With Caution

Water Conditions

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

Max Size



Fiji, Maldives



Minimum Tank

30 gallons


General information on Orange Spotted Blenny

The Orange Spotted Blenny has a white and red body, with reddish to orange spots running along the sides. It can be found in nearly any size aquarium, provided it is in an established reef system that has lots of rocks. You should keep only one per tank unless you have a mated pair. It can nip at stony coral, clam mantles, or coral polyps but isn’t bothered or concerned by its tankmates, unless they are predatory. It is considered to be a tough fish in an aquarium when it has a natural crop of microalgae for feeding on.

Additional information


Large, Medium, Small

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