|Latin name||Ecsenius midas - Starck, 1969|
|Common name||Persian blenny|
|Family||Blenniidae - Ecsenius|
|Origin||East Indian Ocean, West Indian Ocean, Australia, Japan, The Red Sea, Indonesia, East Pacific, Central/West Pacific|
|Max length||13.0 cm (5.1")|
As aquarium fish
Jumps out of open aquaria
This species is known to jump out of open aquaria.
Can nibble at clams
This species sometimes nibbles at clams including Tridacna species.
This fish requires feeding several times a day, especially when newly added.
When the fish can find its natural food in the aquarium it requires less frequent feeding.
Lives in a pair
This species can live as a pair (male and female).
This species often has a fun and interesting personality.
This species needs good hiding places, for example, between live rocks.
Genus description (Ecsenius)
Fish in the Ecsenius genus are very popular for fishtanks, normally easy to look after and fitting well in most aquaria.
Family description (Blenniidae)
There are many differences within the Toothcomb Blennies family, some eat algae whilst others eat zooplankton. There are many families of Blennies, this is merely one of them.
What they have in common are their oblong shape and long dorsal fin. Some species have small "legs" used to move around the bottom.
These Blennies do not normally get very big and are therefore a good choice for both small and large aquaria. They are not often very colorful, but many have a fun personality which many aquarists fall for.
The species of the families Aspidontus and Plagiotremus imitate Cleaner Wrasses and can therefore be difficult to identify.
|Distribution||Indo-Pacific: Gulf of Aqaba and southeast coast of Africa to the Marquesan Islands.|
|English common names||Lyretail blenny, Lyre-tail combtooth-blenny, Golden blenny, Midas coralblenny, Midas blenny|
|Danish common names||Midas-slimfisk|
|German common names||Goldener Schleimfisch|
|French common names||Blennie midas|
References and further reading
Bob Fenner. Combtooth Blennies of the Genus Ecsenius - Wet Web Media - (English)
Jeff Kurtz. 2007. Combtooth Blennies: Bewitching Bottom Dwellers - Tropical Fish Hobbyist - (English)
Scott W. Michael. Reef Aquarium Fishes: 500+ Essential-to-know Species - TFH Publications / Microcosm Ltd. - (English)
Bob Fenner. The True/Combtooth Blennies, Family Blenniidae - Wet Web Media - (English)
Bob Fenner. Blennioids: Blennies and Blenny-Like Fishes - Wet Web Media - (English)
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2014. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version (08/2014).
|pair couple, eats tridacna, blenny|