Spotfin Dottyback

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

  1. FAMILY - Cyprinodontiformes

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Labracinus Melanotaenia

    COMMON NAME - Spotfin Dottyback

    SIZE - 7.8" (20 cm)

    RANGE - Western Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 30 US Gal (114 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Feed a varied diet of frozen and live marine meaty fare, fish, crustacean flesh, mysid shrimp. Feed daily.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Will eat smaller docile fishes and crustaceans, pestilent species in reef aquariums such as bristleworms, small mantis shrimps.

    CAPTIVE CARE - A potentially destructive fish in the community tank, do not house with smaller passive fish or other dottybacks. Can be housed with eels, large squirrelfishes, groupers, snappers, larger angelfishes, large hawkfishes, triggerfishes. Keep singly or a proven mated pair in a larger aquarium.

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