Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Elongate Dottyback, Captive-Bred ORA®
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Elongate Dottyback, Captive-Bred ORA®
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Captive-Bred
Elongate Dottyback, Captive-Bred ORA® (Pseudochromis elongatus)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Black, Orange
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 Captive-Bred, ORA®
Family Labridae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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Overview

The ORA® Captive-Bred Elongate Dottyback, also known as the Floppy-Tail Dottyback originates from Sulawesi and the Molucca Islands of Indonesia. Sporadic appearances in the aquarium hobby kept the Elongated Dottyback in relative obscurity. However, its many desirable traits got out quickly, making the ORA® Elongated Dottyback a highly-sought-after Pseudochromis. The most obvious trait is its exquisite beauty. Boasting smoldering gradients of vibrant red and orange coloration, the Elongated Dottyback injects bold color to the marine aquarium.

More notable is its relative peaceful demeanor compared to other dottybacks. Though less aggressive, the Elongated Dottyback is not a skittish fish. Once adjusted to its new environment, the Elongated Dottyback will spend time in the open to explore. This diminutive dottyback poses minimal threat to crustaceans and ornamental shrimp making it an excellent candidate for reef aquariums of all sizes. The ideal setup for the Elongated Dottyback will be an established saltwater aquarium of at least 30 gallons in size aquascaped liberally with generous amounts of reef rock. Create ample crevices and caves for the Elongated Dottyback. Similar to other Dottyback species, it is recommended to house the Elongated Dottyback singly unless the aquarium is very large.

The ORA® Captive-Bred Elongate Dottyback should be fed a varied diet consisting of foods specifically designed for carnivores. If kept in a reef aquarium, the ORA® Captive-Bred Elongate Dottyback should be fed once per day.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1”

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