Canary Blenny (Meiacanthus oualanensis) Care
The Canary Blenny, Meiacanthus oualanensis, is also known as the Canary Fangblenny. These fish come from Western Central Pacific, specifically near Fiji. The Canary Blenny is very bright yellow color. The color of males changes during breeding.
This species of blenny are omnivores and require a diet containing both meaty foods and plant-based foods, such mysis and brine shrimp and marine algae. They should be fed a couple of times a day. Many of the blennies in the genus Meiacanthus, like this one, have venomous fangs that they use to get away from predators.
These fish require an aquarium of at least 30 gallons that has plenty of live rock with hiding places. Blennies love to hide in rocks with only their head out so they can survey their surroundings. They should be housed with other peaceful tankmates.
The Canary Blenny is considered reef safe “with caution” as they have been known to pick on other fish or nip at corals and sessile invertebrates in smaller tanks.