Tailspot Blenny (Ecsenius stigmatura)

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Tailspot Blenny

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Tailspot Blenny

Ecsenius stigmatura

38 Litres (10 US G.)

5.1-6.4cm (2-2.5 ")


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Flake Foods
Other (See article)

2-5 years



Additional names

Tailspot Blenny, Tail-Spot Combtooth Blenny


Western Pacific: Philippines and Indonesia.


It is very difficult to visually sex Tailspot Blennies.

Tank compatibility[edit]

A generally peaceful reef-safe inhabitant. Do not keep with aggressive fish and should be kept with fish such as Cardinalfish with caution.


A herbivore that will graze algae and may take crushed marine flakes, seaweed or nori. Can be tricky to feed initially.

Feeding regime[edit]

Feed once or twice a day depending on algae content of the tank.

Environment specifics[edit]

Reef-safe and should not bother corals. Provide this fish with a mature tank with plenty of hiding places.


A generally peaceful Blenny that will spend its time in and around the live rock and will perch on ledges to survey its surroundings.


Variable in colour from grey to brown-orange and head grey-blue. Iris is yellow and a yellow line runs from below eye to above axil. Several similar species and this one is best distinguished by the black spot on the caudal fin base.



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