Red Dottyback

Species information for the Red Dottyback, in the Dottybacks category.

  1. FAMILY - Cyprinodontiformes

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Labracinus Cyclophthaimus

    COMMON NAME - Red Dottyback (Dampiera, Red Grouper

    SIZE - 7.9" (20 cm)

    RANGE - Western Pacific

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Meaty foods, varied diet, fish, mysid & brine shrimp, squid, mussel, crab, crustacean flesh, frozen and live preparations for carnivores, feed 2-4 times a week.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Will eat ornamental crustaceans and small fishes.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Very aggressive fish, do not keep with smaller passive species, can be kept with eels, large squirrelfishes, groupers, snappers, larger angelfishes, large hawkfishes and triggerfishes. A voracious preditor that will eat most anything (including new born mice which is not recommended). If smaller fishes are too large to swallow whole, this dottyback will break them into pieces to get acceptable sized chunks.

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