Sunrise Dottyback

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The Sunrise Dottyback (Pseudochromis flavivertex), with its stunning and vibrant colours, is a captivating choice for many saltwater aquarium enthusiasts. Its manageable size adds to its allure. Here are some care tips:

Tank Setup: It's crucial to provide a suitable tank with plenty of hiding places, such as caves, live rock formations, and coral rubble. A tank size of at least 20 gallons is recommended, and the water parameters should be stable. This commitment to the right environment is key to your Dottyback's well-being.

Water Parameters: Maintain good water quality with stable temperature (around 72-78°F or 22-25°C), pH (8.1-8.4), specific gravity (1.020-1.025), and low ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate levels. Regular water changes are essential for keeping the water clean.

Diet: Dottybacks are carnivores, so offer them a varied diet consisting of high-quality marine pellets, frozen or live foods like brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, and small crustaceans. They may also accept finely chopped seafood like shrimp or fish.

Behaviour: While they can be territorial, especially towards similar species, the Sunrise Dottyback can be kept in a reef tank with caution. Avoid keeping them with overly aggressive tank mates or those that are much larger.

Compatibility: When considering tank mates, choose peaceful fish that won't outcompete the Dottyback for food and won't harass it. Avoid keeping them with other Dottyback species unless the tank is huge and has plenty of hiding spots.

Acclimation: Proper acclimation is crucial. Drip acclimation over an hour is recommended to help the fish slowly adjust to the new water conditions.

Observation: Regular and attentive observation of your fish is of utmost importance. Watch for signs of illness or stress such as loss of appetite, abnormal swimming behavior, or discoloration. Your vigilance can make a significant difference in your Dottyback's health.

Quarantine: Quarantining new fish before introducing them to the main tank can help prevent the spread of diseases. This also allows you to observe their behaviour and ensure they are healthy before introducing them to your main display.

Following these care tips can help ensure a healthy and vibrant life for your Sunrise Dottyback in your aquarium.

  • Care level: Easy
  • Temperament: Semi-aggressive
  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Reef Compatible: Yes
  • Family: Pseudochromidae
  • Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons 

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