Meiacanthus mossambicus is a species ranging from the Western Indian Ocean to Africa. The Harptail Blenny has a golden-green body, and shows green above the eye. The yellow caudal fin has two long streamers in the classic fork tail shape.
Harptail Fang Blennies exhibit interesting mating behavior. Males will flash color when attracting females. Meiacanthids will typically do better as a group, either as a trio or a male with a harem of females. This unique family of free-swimming blennies is ideal for reef tanks and will delight those who wish to observe courtship on the reef.
All Fang Blennies have high metabolisms and should be fed small amounts at least 2-3 times a day. They will accept a wide assortment of prepared foods and make themselves visible in the water column most of the time. The Harptail Blenny should be provided with ample rockwork in which to hunt and hide when threatened.