Saddled Blenny GALLERYMalacoctenus triangulatus
The Saddled Blenny has four "saddles" (with stirrups that cross below the mid-line on their sides). Also look for a red spot on the top of their heads, which could be a designation of male or female because they don't all display it. The saddles often have white spots in the middle of the saddles and their colors vary from black on white to copper on white with some yellows and greens thrown in. they tend to be a bit larger than the Rosy Blenny. They seem to want to always be directly below you, looking up with those reddish/golden eyes. They sometimes show reddish areas between the stirrups, as in picture 5. They skip around the bottom or along a wall area, to here, there, and then over there and back again. They are omnivorous, eating a variety of foods including tiny crustaceans, and other food particles that float past in the water stream.