Lawnmower Blenny, also known as the Algae Blenny, Sailfin Blenny, Jeweled Blenny, Jeweled Rockskipper. These Blennies are a beneficial and active member in any aquarium. They are a brownish color with various spots making them excellent at camouflage. The Lawnmower Blenny is long and slender with one dorsal fin extending the length of the body. It exhibits a blunt head with eyes perched at the top with scattered blue dots speckling the face. What makes the Lawnmower an excellent fish for any tank is its beneficial habit of eating away unwanted algae. They should be housed in a tank with plenty of live rock, and an abundance of algae growth. Often, the Lawnmower Blenny will sit at the bottom of the tank scraping rocks and the walls of the tank with its specialized teeth searching for algal deposits. And they should be fed a herbivore diet.It is recommended to regularly feed Nori as a marine algae supplement.
- Scientific name: Salarias fasciatus
- Family: Blenniidae
- Diet: Vegetable matter, spirulina, and herbivore preparations.
- Origin: Fiji,Tonga,Indo
- Approximate Size: Sm 1" to 1-1/2"; Medium: 1-1/2" to 2-1/2"