Red Leopard Sailfin Blenny

(Exallias brevis)

Exallias Blennies should be added to well established aquariums. Provide plenty of rockwork with caves and crevices to hide or rest when needed. Exallias Blennies are very territorial and can be aggressive. Exallias Blennies are not reef safe they primarily feed on coral polyps but may also disturb other fish or invertebrates. Provide a diet rich in meaty foods several times daily. Males and females will display marked color differences. Most Blennies lack or have very small swim bladders. Be sure to provide an aquarium with a tight fitting lid as Blennies may jump.

The Red Leopard Sailfin Blenny is also known as the Leopard or Honeycomb Blenny. Uncommonly seen in the aquarium trade. Red Leopard Sailfin Blennies are white with small spots. The females and juveniles have brown spots while the males spots are brown on its head and abdomen but red on the rest of its body, dorsal and caudal fins. Red Leopard Sailfin Blenny can grow to almost 6".

We recommend a minimum aquarium size of 50 gallons or larger for this species.

Water conditions: Salinity 1.020 - 1.025, Temp (F) 72 - 78, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Alkalinity 8 - 12 dKH

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