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Neon Dottyback, Captive-Bred
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Neon Dottyback, Captive-Bred (Pseudochromis aldabraensis)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Aggressive
Color Form Black, Blue, Yellow
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size 4"
Origin Captive-Bred - USA
Family Pseudochromidae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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The Neon Dottyback is a beautiful yellow/orange color with neon blue stripes on its dorsal fin, gill cover and tail. It's a very popular species which was once commonly imported from the Persian Gulf, but is very seldom harvested from the wild.

A 30 gallon or larger aquarium with hiding places should be provided. It should be housed with moderately aggressive larger fish. It may eat ornamental shrimp, but makes an excellent predator of bristleworms in the reef aquarium.

The Neon Dottyback should be fed a varied diet consisting of foods specifically designed for carnivores. If kept in a reef aquarium, the Neon Dottyback should be fed once per day.

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

Customer Testimonials

David C. Lake Como , NJ
I have this fish in my 150 gal. along with some different Chromis, a Foxface, Angels, a cleaner wrasse, and a Sleek Unincorn Tang. He does not bother any of my corals and leaves the inverts alone for the most part. He does inspect everything and wags his tail at the corals looking for food, but I've found him to be very peaceful. He will readily eat flake food offered and frozen foods. He is an active fish that is out always and has amazing color.
David Soden VA
Adding any Pseudochromis to your reef tank is a commitment. Once they're in, they're pretty hard to get out so make sure you are prepared to limit the types of fish you can have in your tank. My Neon Pseudo has caused much larger Fairy Wrasses and Anthias to hide in the top corners of the tank and never quite get acclimated. My 75 gallon tank also has lots of live rock for cover too. Often the more desireable and expensive fish end up jumping out of the tank or dying of starvation. Really cool fish though they have attitudes. If you are aware of their temperament and house them with the appropriate tank mates, they are a welcome addition to a reef setup though.
B Wells Wells Spring Branch , TX
My 70 gal tank houses a variety of fish including a Hepo Tang, a Foxface, green Psuedochromis, Black Cap Basslet and a Cardinal, also a couple of shrimp. The Dotty was added about a month ago and is a perfect gentleman. In fact, he has now become the star of the tank. He follows my fingers every move along the glass as though he's waiting for a handout. Love this little guy and wish I could chance more than one. Very pretty coloring!
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