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01/26/2008, 07:18 AM
I have had this guy in my tank for a about 3 months now. Was not sure what he was when I got him but he has been a model citizen. Anyone have any Ideas. I have not been able to find anything online that looks quite like him.
01/26/2008, 07:31 AM
It looks like this guy
01/26/2008, 07:46 AM
definitely not a Tilefish.
It's a species of fanged/forktail/canary Blenny.
Use www.fishbase.org for fish ID.
perhaps search amongst Meiacanthus
01/26/2008, 08:14 AM
Gary is right.
Looks most like M. atrodorsalis.
What has it been eating? I haven't had good luck with this genus.
01/26/2008, 08:40 AM
hey thanks guys it does appear to be
Forktail Blenny - Meiacanthus atrodorsalis
Joe when he was first introduced he was not eating at all.. around day 3 he started to poke out ... now he eats frozen brine like its going out of style
01/26/2008, 08:48 AM
The picture of the Forktail Blenny - Meiacanthus atrodorsalis at marinedepotlive shows the blue stripe extending to the top fin. Mine does not, anyone know if this is the diffrence between the male and females?
oh and just came across this
"This species has a lunate (glossary) caudal fin and an enormous curved venomous fang on each side of the lower jar. These fangs are characteristic of the genus Meiacanthus. They are used for defence. "
never knew he was venomous. Guess I should watch my hands around his cave lol
01/26/2008, 08:51 AM
instead of feeding frozen brine try frozen HUFA enriched mysids
01/26/2008, 09:39 AM
I soak my brine in a vitamin mixture after thawing and draining the excess water. Would HUFA enriched mysids be a better food?
01/26/2008, 10:22 AM
I don't know if it would be better but it would be a heckuva lot easier. I didn't know you were soaking your brine shrimp. Why mess with success? Carry on.
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