Dilectis Dottyback
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Dilectis Dottyback
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Dilectis Dottyback (Pseudochromis dilectus)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Tan, 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 3"
Origin Indonesia, Sri Lanka
Family Pseudochromidae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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Overview

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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