Meiacanthus smithiis commonly referred to as Disco blenny. Difficulty in the aquarium: Very easy. A aquarium size of at least 240 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 69 AphiaID: 219308 Scientific: Meiacanthus smithi German: Smith's Disco Blenny English: Disco Blenny Category: Blennies Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Blenniidae (Family) > Meiacanthus (Genus) > smithi (Species) Initial determination: Klausewitz, 1962 Occurrence: (the) Maldives, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Java, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), Western Pacific Ocean Sea depth: 1 - 20 Meter Size: up to 3.54" (9 cm) Temperature: 77 °F - 82.4 °F (25°C - 28°C) Food: Algae, Brine Shrimps, Frozen Food (large sort), Zooplankton Tank: 52.79 gal (~ 240L) Difficulty: Very easy Offspring: Possible to breed Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Least concern (LC) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2004-08-20 20:53:02
Last edit: 2017-04-23 20:27:57
Captive breeding / propagation
The offspring of Meiacanthus smithi are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Meiacanthus smithi, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Meiacanthus smithi, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Easy to keept when kept with other quiet fishes. Needs a lot of hiding places and alternating food.
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Blennioidei (Suborder) > Blenniidae (Family) > Blenniinae (Subfamily) > Meiacanthus (Genus) > Meiacanthus smithi (Species)
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