Sunrise Dottyback

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Sunrise Dottyback

This fish is known as Blue Flavivertex Pseudochromis, Sunrise Dottyback and the correct latin name is Pseudochromis flavivertex. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Dottyback family. (e) Origin of this species is Western Indian Ocean. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A semi-aggressive species.

Sunrise 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 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). Very large aquariums have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is easy to keep the Sunrise 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; Meat based foods must be primary diet. Mysis Shrimp for instance.

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#1 Posted on Mon May 17 8:16:21 UTC 2010 by Joe Crosby
Hi, got a sunrise dottyback in my 5gal. reef tank. Initially set up home by creating many tunnels around the living rock so he can pop up anywhere! Constantly on the watch from caves in the rock from which he comes out to grab food and retire. Not on display much and examines any new addition to the tank closely? Does not like other fish in his domain and my Green Banded Goby keeps well away in his cave and watches for him constantly. Bad choice on my part for such a small tank would be better in a large tank where he could have his own spot instead of a whole tank.
This comment was published on Sat Sep 18 12:32:03 UTC 2010
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