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. It belongs to 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. So 1 specimen requires at least 840cm2 of water surface which is approximately 130 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums hold 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 recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

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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