Magenta Dottyback

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Magenta Dottyback

This species is known as Magenta Dottyback and the correct latin name is Pseudochromis porphyreus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Dottyback family. (e) It's origin is Western Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A semi-aggressive species.

Magenta Dottyback can grow up to 6 cm what is approximately 2 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 720cm2 of water surface which is approximately 111 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are medium. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is easy to keep the Magenta Dottyback fish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The pH level should be stable, varying between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for marine fish.

A carnivore; Feed them a variety of meat based food.

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Document modified on Fri Dec 21 11:16:39 UTC 2007
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