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Black Neon Dottyback, Captive-Bred
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Captive-Bred
Black Neon Dottyback, Captive-Bred (Pseudochromis aldabraensis)

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Black, Blue, Yellow
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 4"
Origin Captive-Bred
Family Pseudochromidae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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Overview

LiveAquaria® is proud to offer the Captive-Bred Black Neon Dottyback as another choice in our growing selection of aquacultured and captive-bred aquatic life. This hybrid between the Neon Dottyback (Pseudochromis aldabraensis) and the Springeri Dottyback (Pseudochromis springeri) makes an eye-catching addition for most marine aquariums with its striking appearance and vibrant personality.

The Captive-Bred Black Neon Dottyback appears to exhibit a near perfect blend of phenotypical traits of its parents, sporting the distinct face bands of the Springeri Dottyback and the horizontal blue stripes that run along the dorsal length and fins of the Neon Dottyback.

At first glance, the Captive-Bred Black Neon Dottyback appears to inherit the body color of the Springeri Dottyback but demonstrates a unique ability to alter coloration on its flanks from nearly jet black to a rust color, depending on mood and environment.

The ideal setup for the Captive-Bred Black Neon Dottyback will be an established saltwater aquarium of at least 30 gallons in size aquascaped liberally with generous amounts of live rock. Create ample crevices and caves for the Captive-Bred Black Neon Dottyback to explore, claim or seek refuge. Similar to other Dottyback species, it is recommended to house the Captive-Bred Black Neon Dottyback singly unless the aquarium is very large.

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

Approximate Purchase Size: 1” to 2”

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