White Blenny (Meiacanthus smithi)

Description:
The White Blenny is mostly white in color with a black stripe that runs down the base of the dorsal fin.

Natural Ecology:
Meiacanthus smithi is a carnivore of zooplankton and other bite-size invertebrates. Like most members of this genus, they have evolved a stinging bite for protection against predators. They have also evolved bright colors as an effective reminder to predators, who distinctly associate this species with a stinging experience.

Indigenous To:
Indo-West Pacific, northern Sri Lanka, and western Java Sea.

Behavior:
This species ignores other species. They are often present in mid-water, hovering near its favorite rock crevice.

Compatibility:
Usually ignores corals and most invertebrates.

Food:
Proaquatix specimens have been weaned to take aquarium pellets and flakes. Freshly frozen invertebrates such as ocean plankton, Mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, and chopped squid.