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Black Sailfin Blenny


Black Sailfin Blenny

Prized for its voracious appetite for nuisance microalgae. But the Black  Sailfin Blenny is most recognizable for its stark black coloration on both body and fins. Since the Black Sailfin Blenny eagerly perches upon live rock to feed, Atrosalarias fuscus truly creates an eye-catching addition to any saltwater reef system.Black Sailfin Blenny is also known as the Dusky Blenny, Brown Coral Blenny, Black Blenny, Highfin Blenny, or Brown Combtooth Blenny. Males are generally larger than females and experience a  succession of color changes when breeding.

These fish have a tendency to nip at clam mantels and corals. they can also be territorial.

  • Scientific Name: Atrosalarias fuscus
  • Family: Blenniidae
  • Max Size: 4 inches
  • Diet: It needs microalgae in its diet in order to survive. However, its diet can be supplemented with vegetable matter, including frozen and dried foods containing marine and blue-green algae (spirulina).
  • Require Tank Size: 30+ gallons
  • Shipping Size: 1 to 3 inches