Smiths Fang Blenny

Species information for the Smiths Fang Blenny, in the Blennys category.

  1. FAMILY - Blenniidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Melacanthus smithi

    COMMON NAME - Yellowtail Fang Blenny (Lyretail Fang Blenny)

    SIZE - 3.1" (8 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 20 US Gal. (76 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied diet, finely chopped crustacean flesh, mysid shrimp, vitamin enriched brine shrimp, frozen preparations for herbivores (natural prey small crustaceans).



    CAPTIVE CARE - Has venomous fangs that will be used if attacked, other fish do not bother it, nor does it bother others in the tank, harassed by damsels and other aggressive fish. If ingested by a predator it will bite the inside of the predators mouth and usually be spit out.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 27, 2013
    jhnrb, Jan 12, 2009