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Dilectis Dottyback (Pseudochromis dilectus)
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Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 3"
Color Form: Tan, White
Diet: Carnivore
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Origin: Indonesia, Sri Lanka
Family: Pseudochromidae

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The Dilectis Dottyback is also known as the Sri Lanka Dottyback, and originates from the reefs of Sri Lanka. They have an elongated, dark colored body, with beautiful white accents. They make a great addition to the saltwater fish only or reef aquarium.

The Dilectis Dottyback does well in a saltwater aquarium of at least 30 gallons with plenty of live rock for hiding places and for supplemental nutrition. It will tend to swim in the open after it has become acclimated to its new environment. Only house one of this species per aquarium, unless the aquarium is very large, and they are acclimated at the same time. They will not bother invertebrates, and are a great fish for the reef aquarium. They may also help control bristleworm populations in the aquarium.

The diet consists of meaty foods including; vitamin enriched brine and mysis shrimp, chopped fish and a quality flake food.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small; 3/4" to 1 1/4" Medium; 1 1/4" to 2" Large; 2" to 3"


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  SW - Dilectis Dottyback (Indonesia) - Small
  CN-36958,  $ 34.99
 
    
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  SW - Dilectis Dottyback (Sri Lanka) - Small
  CN-36955,  $ 34.99
 
    
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  CN-36956,  $ 36.99
 
    
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