The Midas Blenny (Ecsenius midas). A fish who is well into “glamour without the bill” territory with a golden yellow body and sparkling blue eyes. While the Midas Blenny is beautifully colored, what is most striking about the fish is the unique swimming motion which closely resembles an eel. When swimming, the anterior (rear) part of the fish hangs below the rest of the body and the body moves in a ribbon-like motion.
The Midas Blenny also spends a lot of the day perching on rocks instead of swimming in the water column. It is known to hide in crevices and will back itself into a hiding spot. If you’ve ever seen a fish swim backwards, it is quite a fun experience.
Unlike other blennies that will only eat algae, the Midas Blenny will easily take to frozen food. I’ve found the Midas Blenny to leave other blennies alone and I still recommend you only keep one blennie in a tank unless the tank is over 90 gallons (340L). For you nano tank owners, the Midas Blenny is right up your alley as it will be comfortable in a nano tank that is at least 30 gallons (113L)
The Midas Blennie is on my list of great beginner fish and even tanks filled with rare or more advanced fish are incomplete until a Midas Blenny is in the system.Browse the Store! Questions?