Care Level: Easy
Main Diet: Herbivore (algae, vegetable matter)
Compatibility: Peaceful, suitable for community tanks
Reef Safe: Yes
Adult Size: Up to 3 inches
Suggested Tank Size: 20+ gallons
The Sri Lanka Midas Blenny, also known as Ecsenius midas, is a colorful and charming marine fish that is relatively easy to care for. With their vibrant yellow or golden body and amusing behavior, they can be an attractive addition to both beginner and experienced aquarists' tanks.
As herbivores, the primary diet of Sri Lanka Midas Blennies consists of algae and vegetable matter. Providing them with a varied diet that includes high-quality marine algae sheets, spirulina flakes, and other suitable herbivorous foods will help maintain their health and vitality.
Sri Lanka Midas Blennies are generally peaceful and can be housed in community tanks without major issues. However, it's essential to ensure that tank mates are not aggressive or overly territorial, as this can lead to conflicts. They are generally compatible with a wide range of peaceful species, but caution should be exercised when mixing them with very small fish or invertebrates that may be seen as potential food.
For reef enthusiasts, the good news is that Sri Lanka Midas Blennies are reef safe. They do not harm corals or other invertebrates, making them a suitable choice for reef tanks. Their small size, active nature, and ability to perch on live rock or in crevices can add interest and color to a coral reef setup.
In terms of size, Sri Lanka Midas Blennies typically reach lengths of up to 3 inches. Therefore, a tank size of 20+ gallons is recommended to provide enough swimming and hiding space for them. It's also important to provide plenty of live rock or other structures for them to explore and establish territories.