Midas Blenny (Ecsenius midas)
Max Size: 6 inches
Reef Compatible: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
The Midas Blenny's stunning golden-yellow coloration with a hint of blue beneath the chin and vibrant blue-rimmed eyes makes it an ideal addition to any reef tank. When swimming, it exhibits an eel-like motion that's mesmerizing to watch. For optimal well-being, this blenny requires a tank of at least 30 gallons with plenty of rocks for perching. In smaller tanks, the Midas Blenny may become aggressive towards small planktivores and may nip at firefish and gobies.
Providing a larger tank can help alleviate this behavior. Unlike other blennies, the Midas Blenny needs a protein-rich diet that includes finely chopped crustacean flesh, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, mysis, frozen herbivore preparations, and micro and blue-green algae.