Updated August 5, 2019
Author: Mike - FishLore Admin
The Midas Blenny is also known as the Golden Blenny and the Lyretail Blenny. They can be a little aggressive with other blennies and maybe with even some of the other fish in smaller setups.
They get to around 5 inches or so and will accept thawed, live foods and eventually micro pellet foods.
They are usually sold for around $30 to $50 depending on their size.
Midas Blenny Care
Scientific Name : Ecsenius midas
Common Names : Blenny, Golden Blenny, Lyretail Blenny
Care Level : Easy
Life span : 2 - 4 years, possibly longer
Size : 5 inches (13 cm)
Origin / Habitat : Indo-Pacific: Gulf of Aqaba and southeast coast of Africa - lives near coral reef areas in moderate currents.
Temperament / Behavior : This blenny may fight with other blennies.
Breeding : Forms pairs, egg guarder.
Aquarium Size : 30 gallon minimum
Tank Mates : Keep with similar sized species, one blenny to a tank except in larger setups. Don't keep with fish large enough to eat them.
Reef Tank Compatible? : Yes
Fish Disease : Saltwater Fish Disease
Diet / Foods : Feed them small meaty marine origin foods like mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, etc. There are some really good frozen pre-made foods like Rod's foods that have all sorts of good food items.
Tank Region : Usually stays close to cover, live rock.
Gender : No external characteristics to go on.
Forum : Blenny Forum
Photo Credit : Photos copyright JJPhoto.dk
Michael, S. W. (2001). Marine Fishes, 500+ Essential to Know Aquarium Species. T.F.H. Publications.
"Ecsenius midas". FishBase. Ed. Ranier Froese and Daniel Pauly. November 2005 version. N.p.: FishBase, 2005.
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