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Forktail Blenny

GOOD Fish

Scientific Name Meiacanthus atrodorsalis

Other Name(s) Lyretail Fang Blenny; Yellowtail Fang Blenny

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Forktail Blenny

GOOD Fish
Forktail-Blenny

Body is blue/grey at the front and yellow in the rear; with a diagonal stripe through the eye; and a forked tail fin. This is a venomous species and hobbyists must take precautions since it will inflict a painful bite if provoked. Captive-bred Fortail Blennies are available directly from the breeder, Biota.