If you keep other bottomdwellers in the tank with your midas blenny make sure you have a large tank and that there are plenty of hiding spots for everyone. Super boring video of adding my gold midas blenny to the 230g tank. He ate last night, but today his breathing is heavier. It swims and eats okay and is not flashing or gill flair. Usually the african midas blenny are 2x the price as the others. Midas blenny care size, life span, tank mates, breeding. Hes a cool fish, the way he just lounges all the time. But i noticed a spot on the blennys right fin, on the inside near the bottom. Hello all, i am looking into my next fish, first was considering a firefish, but with my new lighting, my tank now has an open top, so they are out of the question.
Kamohara blenny meiacanthus kamoharai ora oceans, reefs. Persian blenny ecsenius midas in aquarium reef app. The gold midas blenny africa is an african color variation of the regular midas blenny ecsenius midas, also known as the persian blenny. I have nori sheets on a clip 247 and feed all types of mixed foods. One thing that can be said with certainty, however, is that the right blenny will bring personality and diversity to. I have three other fish that have been in the tank a while and are all healthy.
Golden midas blenny ecsenius midas is omnivore, peaceful blenny that lives in africa, red sea. I also found this on another forumthere are different colors on midas blennies from different areas. Aug 05, 2019 the midas blenny is also known as the golden blenny and the lyretail blenny. Somewhat of an anomaly of the blenny family, the ecsenius midas feeds on plankton rather than algae. The disease is caused by the ciliate protozoan ichthyophthirius multifiliis, commonly. The midas blenny is a peaceful creature and it is considered safe for corals as well as for other invertebrates in the aquarium. I introduced a midas blenny into my tank yesterday and it showed no signs of disease. Blue eye golden midas bleny by threewire media coral reef aquarium, saltwater. Midas blenny compatibility 71806 hey crew, may i get your thoughts on adding a midas blenny to my mix.
It is a beautiful, deep goldenyellow with a shadow of blue under the chin and bright, bluerimmed. Other than that he seems really healthy, we just got him a few days ago, we didnt notice this spot at the store. The tail spot blenny needs a tank of around 30 gallons. The midas blenny ecsenius midas is an easy to care for fish that comes in a variety of yellow to orange shades and with an elongated cylindrical body. Is a tail spot blenny the right saltwater species for you. In todays video, we are going to be taking a look at top 10 blenny fish for your reef tank. They are sometimes mistaken for an eeldue to their elongated bodies and similar swimming motions. Ecsenius midas, known commonly as the midas blenny, persian blenny, lyretail blenny or golden blenny, is a species of marine fish in the family blenniidae the midas blenny is widespread throughout the tropical waters of the indopacific area from the eastern coast of. Thrush begins as small white fuzzy patches on the tongue or only spots. A few days ago, a white spot appeared at one end of the discoloration, and with inspection over this time, appears to be a. I went to the lfs yesterday to purchase a fish and i ended up coming home with a beautiful midas blenny. They get to around 5 inches or so and will accept thawed, live foods and eventually micro pellet foods. Midas blenny as mentioned earlier, the midas blenny ecsenius midas differs from most of the combtooth blennies in that it eats zooplankton rather than algae. Once he settled in, he turned more peachy and got darker and pretty much stayed that way.
Midas blennies are small fish, reaching only about 3. The body is red and white with bright blue and orange or reddish spots, hence the common names redspotted orangespotted rockskipper. They are generally peaceful, but have been known to fight with other bottomdwelling fish. Picture and it has been in my tank for three weeks and for over two weeks its had this white patch. For the past few months both blennies have steadily lost weight and looked more and more emaciated. The ora kamohara blenny meiacanthus kamoharai is found in the shallow waters off the subtropical, southern coasts of japan.
White alligator is one of rarest in world with only 12 of its kind. The layout of the tank needs to include a rocky surface for perching and crevices for hiding, mimicking the fishs natural habitat. The midas blenny is also known as the golden blenny and the lyretail blenny. It can however nip at firefish and gobies, and keeping midas blennies in an aquarium that is too small can bring out aggressive tendencies that are unheard of in larger tanks. I have a 46 gallon bow front reef tank that has 2 black and white clownfish and a blood red fire shrimp in it. What you are most likely seeing are copepods or amphipods. Midas blenny color reef central online community archives. Midas blenny reef2reef saltwater and reef aquarium forum. One thing that can be said with certainty, however, is that the right blenny will bring personality and diversity to just about any tank. This has nothing to do with water quality nor is it exclusive to midas blenny s.
Get some tips on how to care for ecsenius midas in captivity and a list of good references for further studies. They make great additions to peaceful community tanks and are fun to watch. I observed both of them feeding multiple times throughout the day, but i was never able to get either to gain the weight back that they were losing. Midas blennys spend their days swimming or bumping about the reef, moving from one rock crevice to another in search of small meaty prey like zooplankton or similar foodstuffs. So i was looking around at the other bennies out there and the tails pot blenny seems pretty interesting, nice color, fairly small and also reported to be extremely peaceful. But mine still shows white on his body now and then, quite a bit and has white near his mouth, i am just curious as to why he would still be doing this. The white blenny is an awesome addition to your fish tank. A beautiful midas blenny marine fish sitting in his leather coral duration. Plus the glass is hard to clean on the side of the qt.
Bicolor blenny fish care size, life span, tank mates, breeding. They were bright orange with yellow and blue highlights. Aug 14, 2009 midas blennies change color easily based on emotional stress levels. Once it gains hold it can result in a quite thick patch of white fuzz. Species spotlight season 2 the midas blenny episode 34.
The layout of the tank needs to include a rocky surface for perching and crevices for. Considered to be a mimic of the coralfish pseudanthias squamipinnis among other basslets over its wide range, this little beauty is very unblennylike in its disposition to stay out from cover hiding amongst its adopted school. Escenius midas has one of the widest if not the widest ranges of all blenny species on earth. It is not unusual at one time or another when keeping a saltwater aquarium to find tiny microscopiclike white bugs swimming in your tank. Ecsenius midas, known commonly as the midas blenny, persian blenny, lyretail blenny or golden blenny, is a species of marine fish in the family blenniidae. I noticed last night and today that my blenny has fuzzy gray patchs on his body. Blenny fish are somewhat territorial in nature, and only one species per tank is recommended. Being similar to the goby family, blennies are distinguishable by their fully continuous dorsal spines. Ecsenius midas, known commonly as the midas blenny, persian blenny, lyretail blenny or golden blenny, is a species of marine fish in the family blenniidae the midas blenny is widespread throughout the tropical waters of the indopacific area from the eastern coast of africa, red sea included, to the marquesan islands. Part of their unique personality comes from their unique bobbing swimming style and the way that they climb over the reef with a combination of swimming and. If youre new to my channel make sure you subscribe for more funfilled reef tank videos. Midas blenny courting colors original video from blennywatcher. When i got him he was dark brown with tiny blue spots. This blenny will appreciate a minimum tank of 30 gallons or larger with numerous rocks on which to perch.
This morning i checked on the tank and the midas blenny has a white spot on his head that seems to be bigger than a grain of salt. They have a yellow head and alternating black and white stripes that end in dots towards the tai. When i feed my tank he shows zero interest in anything. This species of blennyis very popular in an aquarium setting and is known to be quite easy to care for. I know he is a herbivore but i havent seen him eat anything. Midas blenny 011514 species spotlight the midas blenny is a member of the blenniidae family, a large group of combtooth and mostly scaleless fish comprised of over 340 known species. Blennies reach a size of three inches and are typically bottom dwellers. White spot disease is a very common problem in freshwater aquarium fish. I recently lost my lawnmower blenny and my midas blenny within one week of each other. The midas blenny ecsenius midas has the ability to change its body color to blend in with the surrounding environment.
Royal gramma has a white patch on back the fragtank. Were updating this profile so check back again but in the meantime, if you have any questions, please. The bicolor blenny has a brown front half of the body fading into a yelloworange in the middle half of their body. The tail spot blenny has a black and yellow band below its eyes, and a distinctive dark spot at the base of its tail. The midas blenny is a best choice for a reef tank, and will feed primarily on zooplankton. Can anyone help please my goldfish has white furry stuff on its tail and body and im not sure what to do, it was just sitting at the bottom of tank but i changed the water and it started to move about again now and eating but the furry stuff is getting worse seems to be moving up its body.
They can be a little aggressive with other blennies and maybe with even some of the other fish in smaller setups. The redspotted rockskipper can reach a length of roughly 10 cm 4 in. When i was acclimating him i noticed that his back fin looks a little bitten up. Extensive rockwork and a good growth of microalgae are necessary to successfully maintain them in captivity. This has nothing to do with water quality nor is it exclusive to midas blennys. The smiths blenny, meiacanthus smithi, features a beautiful pearl colored body and a black stripe starting at the eye and running along the back to the tail. They will meander through cracks in the live rock or swim in the water column. My only issue with a blenny that small is losing him in my 75 reef.
Although if left unchecked the spots will get larger until they cover the whole tongue. Meiacanthus grammistes is a fang blenny species that ranges in the western pacific from indochina to papua new guinea, north to the ryukyu islands and south to australia. The redspotted rockskipper is an appreciated aquarium fish among saltwater aquarists. When swimming, the motion they use is very eellike. The midas blenny or ecsenius midas is a small saltwater fishfound in the red sea and indian ocean. The tailspot blenny, ecsenius stigmatura, also known as the tail spot blenny, features.
Yellow clown goby and two spot blenny best friends. There has never been ich type spots and its the only one that has this spot. Midas blenny are omnivoresthat will eat a variety of foods including frozen, live and flake food. Blenny fish species including bicolor, striped and. Jul 27, 2011 i recently lost my lawnmower blenny and my midas blenny within one week of each other. Midas blenny has white spot on fin not ich tropical fish keeping. Striped blenny meiacanthus grammistes ora oceans, reefs. Midas blenny 011514 species spotlight quality marine. A fish who is well into glamour without the bill territory with a golden yellow body and sparkling blue eyes. Blue eye golden midas blenny, africa ecsenius midas saltwater.
This blenny is named for its brilliant orangeyellow color phase, which allows this indopacific species to school with the similarly colored pseudanthias squamipinnis, another planktivore. The midas blenny is has a rich blue and yellow color covering its streamlined graceful body. The midas blenny is an excellent candidate for a reef tank. Something fishy 511 east 21st street northampton, pa 18067 188866fishy 6105029760 511 east 21st street northampton, pa 18067 188866fishy 6105029760. He is not stressed, eats like a pig, has no ememies. These tiny, shrimplike crustaceans dwell in the substrate as adults, but during their larval and juvenile stages, these sea bugs are most often freeswimming through the tank water. My midas blenny has a little white spot of something on his fin. As juveniles, their black bodies are scribbled with intricate patterns of white and electric blue lines. Midas blenny with a big white spot reef2reef saltwater. The eyes are pigmented with streaks of brilliant blue. It is a beautiful, deep goldenyellow with a shadow of blue under the chin and bright, bluerimmed eyes. I have a midas blenny that i have had for quite some time.
What experiences have you guys has with the yellow clown goby or midas blenny. While the midas blenny is beautifully colored, what is most striking about the fish is the unique swimming motion which closely resembles an eel. The midas is a good assay organism as they exhibit rapid and extreme color changes when stressed. Excuse the blurry pic, but these fish are very active swimmers for a blenny. Blennnies are known for their incredible jumping abilities, so. I have an issue with my royal gramma it has a white spot on its back.422 1344 290 847 279 1092 6 1003 1120 1510 832 587 558 608 186 888 1146 862 513 1162 1549 686 670 1326 757 261 1304 1126 790 20 338 136 1240 110 143 924 764 865 1497