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Horseface/ Red Lipped Blenny

  • Ophioblennius Blennies should be added to well established aquariums with plenty of swim room. Rock work should be provided for perching and grazing.

  • Ophioblennius Blennies can be very aggressive and territorial towards smaller and less aggressive tank mates.

  • Provide a diet rich in algae based foods, if sufficient algae is not present supplementing is necessary. Ophioblennius Blennies may consume various microalgaes.

  • May pick at small benthic invertebrates.

  • Most Blennies lack or have very small swim bladders.

  • Be sure to provide an aquarium with a tight fitting lid as Blennies may jump.

  • Atlantic Redlip Blenny can grow to 7".


We recommend a minimum aquarium size of 70 gallons or larger for this species.


Water conditions: Salinity 1.020 - 1.025, Temp (F) 72 - 78, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Alkalini

Care Info

Care: Moderate

Behavior: Social

Diet: Herbivore,Live Food

Habitat: Reef

Light: Medium

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