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Family: Labrisomidae
(Labrisomus nuchipinnis)
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Family:  Labrisomidae
(Labrisomus nuchipinnis)
Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
The Hairy Blenny is a unique addition to your tank, since it is not typically sold in most stores or online, and are great for your reef tank!  They feed on small crustaceans and only get to 3" so they are great for nano tanks too!  They have all the personality of a blenny in a compact size!  They are found in rocky and rubble areas with algal areas near caves and other convenient hiding areas.  
The females typically have a gray to tan body with brown mottling with several vertical brown bars that extend from the dorsal fin and terminate just above the belly area.  When mating, the male Hairy Blenny has a gray to white body with yellow coloration of the fins and head and the vertical brown bars become more pronounced.  The yellow fins are a characteristic of males as well.
The Hairy Blenny is only going to show aggressiveness only if in a small tank if there is another Hairy Blenny, unless they are a mated pair.  If the tank is much larger, over 55 gallons, keeping more than one would be possible, as long as both have plenty of places to hide.  Otherwise, they are peaceful, can hold their own, except if you have large fish that EAT small fish like these guys!.  They are easy to feed.  Corals are not on their menu, unlike some genus of blennies, so they are a safe bet for your reef tank.  If it appears they are "pecking" at corals, it is probably a little copepod trying to hide from the hungry blenny near the base of the coral, so no worries here!
Feed them meaty fare such as mysis, chopped fish and shrimp.  In the wild they will eat small crustaceans, tiny brittle stars (those little 1/4" ones), small gastropods, sea urchins and tiny fish.
Temperature:  74 - 82F
PH:  8.0 to 8.4
Salinity:  1.023 to 1.025
Minimum tank size:  20 gallons (over 55 for more than one)
Tank Mates:  Any, except those who may eat small fish whole
Reef Safe:  YES
Max Size:  3"
Care Level:  Easy
Carrie L. McBirney
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