Orchid Dottyback

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Orchid Dottyback

This fish is known as Orchid Dottyback, Purple Dottyback, Magenta and Strawberry Dottyback and the correct latin name is Pseudochromis fridmani. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Dottyback family. (e) It's origin is Western Indian Ocean. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This species is peaceful in aquariums.

Orchid Dottyback can grow up to 7 cm what is approximately 2 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 840cm2 of water surface which is approximately 130 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is large. (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 Orchid 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 levels shouldn't be outside of 8.0 - 8.3 since most marine fish are used to the mentioned range of pH values.

A carnivore; Requires meat. Mysis Shrimp for example.

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Document modified on Fri Dec 21 10:58:36 UTC 2007
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