Indian Zebra Blenny (Omobranchus zebra)


Originating from the coastal waters of Western India and Bangladesh, the Indian Zebra Blenny is one of a very few species of Blenny that inhabits fresh and brackish waters in the wild. A medium sized, active fish with an attractive, variable pattern of stripes and spots this fish inhabits a wide variety of estuarine and mangrove swamp habitat, but are more often found in fresh or slightly brackish water than full marine conditions. In the aquarium, they adapt to a variety of conditions but will do best in at least moderate strength brackish water (10-20ppt salinity). They are peaceful towards most similar-sized tankmates but tend to spar with each other over territory, so be sure to provide plenty of cover and hiding places.

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Indian Zebra Blenny (Omobranchus zebra)

Origin: Wild India
Locale: Coastal West Bengal
Diet: Micropredator, feeds on insects and crustaceans in the wild. Will accept most frozen and prepared foods in the aquarium
Adult Size: 3.5″+
Recommended Tank Size: 20 gallon
Compatibility: Peaceful towards most tankmates but territorial towards one another

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          7.0 – 8.5
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm
Salinity:                 0 – 20ppt