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  1. Midas blenny Midas blenny

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    Scientific Name: Ecsenius midas
    Reef Safe: yes
    Care Level: Easy
    Min. Tank Size: 29 gallon
    Temperament: Passive
    Dominant Color: Yellow
    Disease Prone: low occurrence
    Jumper: low occurrence
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    Mar 2013
    Location
    PARRISH, FL1
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    34
    First Name
    Jim
     

    Additional Information & Description

    The Midas Blenny is an excellent candidate for a reef tank. It is a beautiful, deep golden-yellow with a shadow of blue under the chin and bright, blue-rimmed eyes. When swimming, the motion they use is very eel-like.

    This blenny will appreciate a minimum tank of 30 gallons or larger with numerous rocks on which to perch. Sometimes, the Midas Blenny will vex small planktivores and has been known to nip at firefish and gobies. Larger tanks are advantageous as many of the Midas Blenny's aggressive behavior traits seem to relate to a confining tank situation.

    Unlike most blennies, the Midas Blenny requires a meaty diet including finely chopped crustacean flesh, mysis and vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, along with frozen herbivorous preparations, micro and blue-green algae.
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    jimsflies - Reefkeeper
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    That one has some nice color. It seems like most of them I have seen lately are more of a dingy yellow. I wonder if that is a function of where they are collected, diet, or something else?

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    One of the Shops I buy from always seems to have extra bright fish. I need to post some Anthias I purchased recently. They are just beautiful. He says he feeds all of his fish Piscine Energetics twin packs of Mysis and Argent Cyclop-Eeze, along with Cobalt Aquatics Pro Breeder Flakes. I bought a pack from him to feed mine with. Hope it keeps their color.
    CARPE NOCTEM!!

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    I almost picked up a Midas Blenny the other day, but I was told that someone else had purchased a Midas earlier and had said it was picking at their LPS. Upon further research, I discovered that they have no swim bladder, thus they have a very, very high metabolism. My guess is if you don't feed them well, or enough, they will probably turn on your coral. I've seen a lot of other threads where Blennies have nipped/picked at coral, both SPS and LPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimsflies View Post
    That one has some nice color. It seems like most of them I have seen lately are more of a dingy yellow. I wonder if that is a function of where they are collected, diet, or something else?
    Jim, Andy said that they are collected from other areas, so kind of like some Fairy Wrasse, yes, different areas of collection have different colorations. A bright or dingy yellow, black markings with the yellow, etc...

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    Ouch! Don't want him picking on anything. He/she hasn't yet, but I will have to watch, and feed well.
    CARPE NOCTEM!!

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