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Banded Specterblenny

Introduction to Banded Specterblenny:

Banded Specterblenny is a small reef-dwelling fish in the Blenniidae family. It’s a relatively new species of fish, first discovered in 2014, and found only in the coastal waters of the tropical Western Atlantic, ranging from the Caribbean to the Gulf of Mexico. Although not very well known, the Banded Specterblenny is gaining popularity for its unique appearance, hardy nature and ease of care.

This curious species is easily distinguished from other blenny species by its striking physique, boasting an array of vibrant yellow, blue, purple and orange stripes that run diagonally across its body. It has a filamentous dorsal fin and huge eyes that give it a cartoonish look. Adults can reach up to 4 inches in length and prefer to inhabit shaded crevices around coral or rock formations.

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Coexistence with other Fish

Despite its exotic appearance, the Banded Specterblenny is peaceful, making it an ideal tankmate for many other reef-dwelling species. It is particularly compatible with species like Clownfish, Tangs, Wrasses, Dwarf Angels and other peaceable Blennies and Gobies. To help ensure its peaceful temperament, it is essential to keep the Banded Specterblenny in pairs.

Suitable Environment for Banded Specterblenny

Although it is hardy, the Banded Specterblenny prefers to inhabit a stable, mature aquarium that has plenty of live rock and a sandy substrate. It should also be provided with plenty of hiding spots, such as rocks and crevices, that it can use for security and as a base from which to explore its environment.

Feeding Banded Specterblenny

The Banded Specterblenny is quite active and foraging for food is a natural part of its behaviour. It will spend much of the day investigation its surroundings in an effort to discover new sources of food. In the aquarium, they are generally not

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