Phenablennius heyligeri
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Phenablennius heyligeri

Common Names: Freshwater Blenny
Vietnamese Blenny
Synonyms: Petroskirtes heyligeri
Family: Blenniidae
Category: OthersFW
Distribution: Asia; Southeast Asia.
Main Ecosystem: Estuary; Coastal streams and estuaries.
Temperament: Timid; Peaceful and shy, may be slightly territorial towards conspecifics.
Diet: Carnivore; Accepts a wide range of small frozen and live foods.
Care: The Vietnamese Blenny does best in a species tank, and a tank of at least 10 gallons is needed. Because this species is so shy, it needs many hiding places. The tank should be furnished with rocks and driftwood; plants are optional.
7 - 8.2
23°C - 28°C
73°F - 82°F
10 dH - 25 dH
Potential Size: Male: 5cm (2")
Female: 5cm (2")
Water Region: Bottom; Because it has only a vestigial swimbladder, it spends most of its time on the gravel.
Activity: Unknown; Not known; will become active when it senses food.
Gender: Not known, but it is thought that males may lose their stripes and develop special breeding coloration.
Breeding: An egglayer, but details are unknown.
Comments: A species only rarely imported into the hobby. Though it has been known to science for over a century, very little information about its habits is known.
Main Colours: Black, White
Markings: Striped Vertical
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Convex
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Submitted By: Natalie
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