Lawnmower Blenny "Salarias fasciatus "

Care Level

Low

Placement

Any

Temperament

Peaceful

Reef Compatible

Yes

Plant Safe

No

Max Size

2" - 5"

Minimum Size

20 gallon

Color

Brown, White, Yellow

Diet

Herbivore

Water Conditions

Basic (8.0-8.4 pH), Salinity 1.023-1.025, 74-82 degrees Fahrenheit

General: The Lawnmower Blenny (Salarias fasciatus) naturally occupy reefs within the Red Sea, and the Indo-Pacific Ocean(s). The Lawnmower Blenny will reach a length of five inches, are considered to be reef safe, is a relatively efficient algae eater, and will require a minimum tank size of 20 gallons. This Blenny is typically an active, and peaceful fish. However, some individuals may feel the need to acquire a certain territory. The Lawnmower Blenny is best kept as an individual, or mated pair.

Aquarium Diet: The Lawnmower Blenny (Salarias fasciatus) has a mouth that is naturally designed to rasp algal materials off of rock. The addition of algal species including Spirulina, and Nori will help insure sufficient food supply for the Lawnmower Blenny.