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Carpet Eel Blenny

posted: 05/15/12
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Carpet Eel Blenny
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The Carpet Eel Blenny is not really an Eel or a Blenny. It is a pseudochromid (Dottyback). Its common names include Eared Eel Blenny and Green Wolf Eel. Its body is a brownish color with highlights of green.

It requires a 50 gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of hiding places. The aquarium should have a tight-fitting lid to prevent escape. The Wolf Eel may be kept in a reef aquarium, but will eat smaller fish and crustaceans.

Its diet should include meaty foods such as small marine fish, chopped clam, and prawns.

Like other eels, they are generally compatible with: Large Angelfish, Boxfish, Groupers, Grunts & Sweetlips, Lionfish & Scorpionfish, Puffers and Tangs & Surgeons.

Fish Facts

Name: Carpet Eel Blenny (Congrogadus subducens)

Family: Congrogadidae

Range: Pacific

Size: Up to 18 inches

Diet: Carnivore

Tank Set-up: Marine: Coral or rock, plants

Reef Compatible: With caution

Tank Conditions: 72-78°F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4

Minimum Tank Capacity: 50 gallon

Light: High

Temperament: Aggressive

Swimming Level: Bottom

Care Level: Easy

Care Level: Egg Layer

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