Arabian Bluelined Dottyback

Species information for the Arabian Bluelined Dottyback, in the Dottybacks category.

  1. FAMILY - Cyprinodontiformes

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Pseudochromis Aldabraensis

    COMMON NAME - Arabian Bluelined Dottyback

    SIZE - 3.3" (8.5 cm)

    RANGE - Arabian Gulf to Sri Lanka

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 20 US Gal (76 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied Marie live or frozen fare for carnivores, chopped fish, squid, crustacean flesh, mysid shrimp, feed daily.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Will eat small tubeworms and ornamental shrimps.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Keep in a moderately aggressive community tank. May be a threat to many cohabitants. May damage tankmates of smaller or equal size. Best kept with larger and more aggressive species (Large angelfishes, surgeonfishes, large damselfishes, hawkfishes). Will feed heavily on fireworms (including ones too large to swallow whole). Keep only one per tank.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 23, 2014
    jhnrb, May 2, 2009