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Dottybacks

The Dottyback which is sometimes referred to as a marine Pseudochromis, are small brilliantly coloured reef fish which are very shy in the wild and are never found far from their favored cave. A common site in any reef aquarium, Dottybackss come from coral reefs all over the world. There are about 100 different species, broken into 4 sub-families. There are many rare dottyback found in remote locations throughout the world. Depending on where you live they can be quite expensive. In marine aquariums Dottybacks will start out being very shy but can warm to you with time. They are always darting to and from their favorite cave while still trying to keep a keen eye on what ever you maybe doing in the room. In the aquarium it is important to offer marine dottybacks a varied diet of high quality frozen foods as over time they tend to become dull in color, which can be very disappointing. Frozen plankton, brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, and bloodworms are all good selections to feed.

Bicolor Dottyback
Pseudochromis paccagnellae

Description:Bicolor Pseudochromis, are found living within the coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific region. Also known by the common name Bicolor Dottyback, they are agile swimmers that bring a wealth of color to the aquarium. They are very popular because they are are an inexpensive fish that have the ability to consume and control bristleworms in the aquarium. The Bicolor Pseudochromis will be aggressive toward other pseudochromis, therefore only one pseudochromis in the aquarium.
Recommended minimum tank size: 30 gallon or larger with live rock, etc. for feeling secure
Food and diet:Pseudochromis will also accept frozen or live shrimp (brine or mysid) as a meal.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility:Very good reef or community fish.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 2"

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Captive Bred Orchid Dottyback
Pseudomchromis Fridmani

Description: Beautiful Red/Lavender colored fish has such a great personality that it never takes long to become one of the favorites in the aquarium! Guaranteed to not be shy with their elegant swimming style the Orchid Dottyback, sometimes called King Solomon's fish, will tend to always swim in the open once it has become happy with their new environment. In the wild it is found in colonies near vertical walls or ledges, where they dart out to grab a meal from the passing zooplankton, then rush back.The captive bred Orchid dottyback vaiety is quite easy to keep and feed and will make a great fish for both the beginner or the advanced saltwater aquarist. An excellent additional benefit to the Orchid Dottyback is that they prey on reef aquarium pests such as small mantis shrimp and bristleworms.

Recommended minimum tank size: A 30 gallon or larger aquarium is the correct size. Using live rock provide ample hiding places, caves, crevices for these fish to go within, seek as home, or use as a hiding place when necessary. Just like other dottybacks, keep the quantity to one unless the aquarium is large enough to handle more.

Food and diet:They are meat eaters so they are small plankton feeders so foods such as brine shrimp, krill and mysid shrimp are perfect. Feed Daily.

Level of Care: Easy

Reef Compatibility:Excellent for reef or community tanks.
Size: The maximum fully grown size of the Orchid Dottyback is approximately 3 inches.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/4 " to 2-1/2"

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Captive Bred Neon Dottyback
Pseudochromis aldabraensis

Description: Neon dottybacks are a beautiful orange color with neon blue stripes on the dorsal fin, gill cover and tail. P. aldabraensis prefer rocky shelter and live alone or in pairs in caves and crevices. In the wild it is found in colonies near vertical walls or ledges, where they dart out to grab a meal from the passing zooplankton, then rush back.The captive bred Neon dottybacks variety is quite easy to keep and feed and will make a great fish for both the beginner or the advanced saltwater aquarist. An excellent additional benefit to the Neon dottyback is that they prey on reef aquarium pests such as small mantis shrimp and bristleworms.

Recommended minimum tank size: A 30 gallon or larger aquarium is the correct size. Using live rock provide ample hiding places, caves, crevices for these fish to go within, seek as home, or use as a hiding place when nescessary. Just like other dottybacks, keep the quantity to one unless the aquarium is large enough to handle more.

Food and diet:They are meat eaters so they are small plankton feeders so foods such as brine shrimp, krill and mysid shrimp are perfect. Feed Daily.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility:Excellent for reef or community tanks.
Size: The maximum fully grown size of the Neon Dottyback is approximately 3 inches.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2 " to 2-1/2"
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Captive Bred Indigo Dottyback

An amazing cross between the Pseudochromidae fridmani dottyback and the Pseudochromidae sankeyi dottyback

Description: The Indigo Dottyback is a hybrid of two red sea dottybacks, the Orchid Dottyback (Pseudochromis fridmani) and the Striped Dottyback (Pseudochromis sankeyi). The result is a new beautiful hybrid called the Indigo Dottyback named for its incredible Indigo Blue coloration.

The Indigo Dottyback has the mild and social nature of the Striped Dottyback and can be kept in groups. An excellent additional benefit to the Hybrid Indigo Dottyback is that they prey on reef aquarium pests such as small mantis shrimp and bristleworms.

Recommended minimum tank size: A 30 gallon or larger aquarium is the correct size. Using live rock provide ample hiding places, caves, crevices for these fish to go within, seek as home, or use as a hiding place when nescessary. Just like other dottybacks, keep the quantity to one unless the aquarium is large enough to handle more.

Food and diet:They are meat eaters so they are small plankton feeders so foods such as brine shrimp, krill and mysid shrimp are perfect. Feed Daily.

Level of Care: Easy

Reef Compatibility:Excellent reef or community fish.

Size: The maximum size of the Indigo is approximately 3 inches.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2 " to 2-1/2"

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Captive Bred Sankeyi Dottyback
( Pseudochromis sankeyi )
Description: The Striped Sankeyi Dottyback is found in the Southern Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. They live in small colonies in rock rubble at relatively shallow depths. This is one of the least territorial of the dottybacks due to its lifestyle of living in colonies with other members of the species. P. sankeyi have a distinct black and white striped color pattern. This is an easy species to care for in the marine aquarium, as long as it's provided good rocky hiding places and zooplanktonic foods such as brine, mysid or krill shrimp.
Recommended minimum tank size: A 30 gallon or larger aquarium is the correct size. Using live rock provide ample hiding places, caves, crevices for these fish to go within, seek as home, or use as a hiding place when nescessary. Just like other dottybacks, keep the quantity to one unless the aquarium is large enough to handle more.
Food and diet:They are meat eaters so they are small plankton feeders so foods such as brine shrimp, krill and mysid shrimp are perfect. Feed Daily.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility:Excellent for reef or community tanks.
Size: The maximum fully grown size of the Sankeyi is approximately 3 inches.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/4 " to 2-1/4"

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Captive Bred Springeri Dottyback
(Pseudochromis Springeri)
Description: Another beautiful dottyback from the Red Sea, Springer’s Dottyback is an excellent addition to the reef aquarium. Its coloration is black with blue lines running through the head region. Springer’s Dottyback is a very active, graceful swimmer, and is a joy to watch working their way around the rocky reef.

ORA is the largest marine ornamental hatchery in North America and they are constantly developing new techniques to bring the finest captive bred specimens to environmentally conscientious aquarists throughout the world. Aquacultured marine life is the only alternative to wild caught marine aquarium fish .

The tank bred Springer’s Dottyback is quite easy to keep and feed and will make a great fish for both the beginner or the advanced saltwater aquarist. An excellent additional benefit to the Tank Raised Springer’s Dottyback is that they prey on reef aquarium pests such as bristleworms but will not bother other reefsafe tank mates!

Recommended minimum tank size: A 30 gallon or larger aquarium is the correct size. Using live rock provide ample hiding places, caves, crevices for these fish to go within, seek as home, or use as a hiding place when nescessary. Just like other dottybacks, keep the quantity to one unless the aquarium is large enough to handle more.
Food and diet:Dottybacks are easy to feed, and frozen foods such as Mysid shrimp or Brine shrimp are readily accepted. They are also known to feed on small bristle worms, and have been introduced to tanks to help control excessive bristle worm populations. Aqua-cultured dottybacks are also fed pellet or granulated food. Feed Daily.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility:Excellent for reef or community tanks.
Size: The maximum fully grown size of the Springeri Dottyback is approximately 3 inches.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/4 " to 2-1/4"
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 Captive Bred Sunrise Dottyback
(Pseudochromis Flavivertex)


Description: The Sunrise Dottyback is another brightly colored basslet found in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. They have a yellow stripe dorsally from the snout to the tail, and have a blue body with white ventral area. They are found living as solitary individuals around coral heads and rock rubble on the bottom. The Captive Bred Sunrise Dottyback variety is quite easy to keep and feed and will make a great fish for both the beginner or the advanced saltwater aquarist. An excellent additional benefit to keeping a Sunrise Dottyback in your reef tank is that they prey on reef aquarium pests such as small mantis shrimp ,bristleworms along with other aquarium pests.

Recommended minimum tank size: A 30 gallon or larger aquarium is the correct size. Using live rock provide ample hiding places, caves, crevices for these fish to go within, seek as home, or use as a hiding place when nescessary. Just like other dottybacks, keep the quantity to one unless the aquarium is large enough to handle more.

Food and diet:They are meat eaters so they are small plankton feeders so foods such as brine shrimp, krill and mysid shrimp are perfect. Feed Daily.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility:Excellent for reef or community tanks.
Size: The maximum fully grown size of the Neon Dottyback is approximately 3 inches.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2 " to 2-1/4"
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 Captive Bred Splendid Dottyback
Pseudomchromis Splendens

Description: Pseudomchromis Splendens
Recommended minimum tank size: A 30 gallon or larger aquarium is the correct size. Using live rock provide ample hiding places, caves, crevices for these fish to go within, seek as home, or use as a hiding place when necessary. Just like other dottybacks, keep the quantity to one unless the aquarium is large enough to handle more.

Food and diet:They are meat eaters so they are small plankton feeders so foods such as brine shrimp, krill and mysid shrimp are perfect. Feed Daily.

Level of Care: Easy

Reef Compatibility:Excellent for reef or community tanks.
Size: The maximum fully grown size of the Splendid Dottyback is approximately 3 inches.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/4 " to 2-1/2"

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 Purple Dottyback
Pseudochromis Porphyreus


Description:Also known by the common name Magenta Dottyback, what makes this particular species so appealing? Maybe it is its dazzling purple coloration, or perhaps it has something to do with its interestingly curious nature its known to have. Reaching an average of only 3 inches in length. They are very popular because they are are an inexpensive fish that have the ability to consume and control bristleworms in the aquarium. The Magenta Pseudochromis will be aggressive toward other pseudochromis, therefore only one pseudochromis in the aquarium.
Recommended minimum tank size: 30 gallon or larger
Food and diet:Pseudochromis will also accept frozen or live shrimp (brine or mysid) as a meal.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility:Very good reef or community fish.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 2"

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Purple Striped Dottyback


Description: The Purple Striped Dottyback also called the Diadema Pseudochromis or Pseudochromis diadema, are found living within the coral maze of the reefs of the Indo Pacific waters. The Diadema Pseudochromis are excellent swimmers that bring a wealth of color and movement to the home aquarium. They are very popular because they are are an inexpensive fish that have the ability to consume and control bristleworms in the aquarium. The Diadema will be aggressive toward other pseudochromis, therefore only one pseudochromis in the aquarium.
Recommended minimum tank size: A 30 gallon or larger with live rock, etc. for feeling secure
Food and diet:Pseudochromis will also accept frozen or live shrimp (brine or mysid) as a meal.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility:Very good reef or community fish.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 2"
$15.99
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