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Red Spotted Dottyback
(Pseudochromis sp.)
Red Spotted Dottyback
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.

Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Red, White
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 4"
Origin Indian Ocean
Family Pseudochromidae
Minimum Tank Size 50 gallons
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Overview

The Red Spotted Dottyback originates from the reefs of the Indian Ocean, and is a beautiful addition to any saltwater aquarium. Its pale body and fins are adorned with beautiful red spots, which create a lined pattern.

A 50-gallon or larger aquarium with many hiding places provides a good environment. This Pseudochromis should be housed with moderately aggressive fish larger than itself. Although it is an excellent reef fish, it may eat small ornamental shrimp.

As a carnivore, the Red Spotted Dottyback will thrive on a diet of meaty foods such as finely chopped fresh or frozen marine fish, squid, mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, and frozen carnivore preparations.

Approximate Purchase Size: 3/4" to 1-1/2"

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