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.
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 diet consists of meaty foods including brine shrimp and prepared frozen foods.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small 1 1/4" to 2" Medium 2" to 2 3/4" Large 2 3/4" to 4"
Kevin Shapiro Cambridge, MA
This is a beautiful fish - the specimen that arrived had much more vivid colors than the one in the photo. But beware, it is extremely aggressive! Mine has not tolerated the addition of any other fish to the tank (he drove a blenny to commit suicide!), and has eaten hermit crabs and shrimp. It will even bite your finger - and it has sharp teeth!