Above: In the picture is a nice Top Hat Blenny, shown in one of our aquariums.
Comment: This is a rare and unusual fish in aquariums.
Origin: This species comes from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, and the coast of southern China, where it is found in estuaries and the ocean shallows near the shore.
Maximum Size: 3" long
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Live plants are beautiful and improve the water quality.But usually not in aquariums with brackish water.
Aquarium Filter: Bio-Wheel Filters are highly recommended. Most 30-gallon aquariums will do well with one Penguin 200B Filter. But this fish is from rapidly flowing streams, so a Penguin 350B Filter is probably even better, because it will create more water flow. Click here to learn more about aquarium filters.
The addition of Lava Rocks will keep nitrates in the ideal range. Click here to learn more about using Lava Rocks in aquariums.
Life Span: unknown to us but probably at least a few years and hopefully more.
Gender: When mature, the females are smaller and rounder, as they fill with eggs.
Breeding: pile up some rocks and the male will choose a cave in the pile. Then he will dance around the opening to his cave to attract a female. The eggs are laid in the cave, and he cares for them. Click here for a lot more about breeding various tropical fish in aquariums.
Popularity: this fish is rarely seen in aquariums, but it should be more popular.
Variations: none known to us.
Names: the scientific name is Omobranchus fasciolatoceps.
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