Convict blenny

Pholidichthys leucotaenia is a marine fish from the Western Central Pacific.

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The Convict blenny lives in the reef-associated, marine, usually 10 - 20 m environment.

convict blenny, whatever you call Pholidichthys leucotaenia is a gem of a marine fish for aquarists. It’s hardy to the extreme, accepting of almost all food and tankmate situations, intelligent and interesting behaviorally. More

The Convict Blenny is also commonly referred to as the Engineer Blenny. It is in a separate family from the gobies and blennies. Its markings change throughout its life. Consistently, the colors involved are dark blue to black on white. More

hardy, the convict blenny (of which it is neither a blenny nor a goby, but more related to the perch) has been known to grow to eighteen inches or more in length, though in retail, it is usually offered as a juvenile, often not much more More

The Convict Blenny has been known to spawn successfully in the aquarium setting. Its diet should consist of a variety of fresh or frozen seafood, brine shrimp, and mysid shrimp. It should be fed at least twice per day. More

Common names

Convict blenny in English
Fangedragtsslimfisk in Danish (dansk)
白条锦鳗鳚 in Mandarin Chinese
白條錦鰻鳚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Pholidichthyidae
Genus : Pholidichthys
Species : Pholidichthys leucotaenia
Authority : Bleeker, 1856