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Ember Blenny (Cirripectes stigmaticus)

The Ember Blenny or Cirripectes stigmaticus originates in Fiji and has an intricate design with splashes of orange. yellow and red along with with the typical Blenny shape and "horns". Also referred to as the Red-streaked Blenny, and the Scarlet-spotted Blenny they are found around coastal reef flats, in shallow water of only a couple meters.  You can learn a little more about the many varieties of Blennies in the video below... 



This species of saltwater fish is also quite popular in an aquarium. At least 50 gallons is recommended for the Ember Blenny with plenty of rocks and hiding spots.  Live rock is also needed which they can feed on.  Recommended water conditions are as follows 72-78° F, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025, and KH 8-12. They are considered to be a peaceful omnivore which should be fed brine shrimp and frozen algae.The male Ember Blenny is almost always larger than the female of this species. During the breeding process the male Ember Blenny will actually change colors! Quite the sight to be seen!  If you have any additional information about the Ember Blenny please share in the comment below.

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