Midas Blenny - interesting behaviour with other fish

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I have two Midas Blennys in my reef tank which get on very well together.

The brighter of the two is a typical Midas Blenny - spends a lot of its time, in its favourite hole watching the world go by and will occasionally argue with other fish or even get chased if it gets too close to the likes of the six line wrasse that I have.

The other one is paler (which I know is normally not a good sign) and spends most of the time swimming. It is also almost totally ignored by all of my other fish. I have even seen it, several times, almost nuzzle up to my Royal Gramma in its Royal Gramma’s hole and the royal gramma (which is a relatively large fish which I’ve had for at least 5 years) just either tolerates/ ignores it or it swims off and leaves it to it.

I just find this very unfish like behaviour and wonder if anyone can explain it or has experienced anything similar.
 

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I have two Midas Blennys in my reef tank which get on very well together.

The brighter of the two is a typical Midas Blenny - spends a lot of its time, in its favourite hole watching the world go by and will occasionally argue with other fish or even get chased if it gets too close to the likes of the six line wrasse that I have.

The other one is paler (which I know is normally not a good sign) and spends most of the time swimming. It is also almost totally ignored by all of my other fish. I have even seen it, several times, almost nuzzle up to my Royal Gramma in its Royal Gramma’s hole and the royal gramma (which is a relatively large fish which I’ve had for at least 5 years) just either tolerates/ ignores it or it swims off and leaves it to it.

I just find this very unfish like behaviour and wonder if anyone can explain it or has experienced anything similar.
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