The Splendid Dottyback, also known as the Splendid Pseudochromis, has a blue body covered with white to light yellow spotting. It also has a yellow tail and a yellow mark between the eyes. Originating from Indonesia, this species can be territorial in smaller aquarium set-ups, maintaining with larger tank mates is ideal.
A 30-gallon or larger aquarium provides a good environment. It will not be intimidated by other fish and will defend its territory, even against fish two to three times its size. It will eat small ornamental shrimp.
The Splendid Dottyback should be fed a varied diet consisting of foods specifically designed for carnivores. If kept in a reef aquarium, the Splendid Dottyback should be fed once per day.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1 1/4" to 2"; Medium: 2" to 2 3/4"; Large: 2 3/4" to 4"