Springers Dottyback

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

  1. FAMILY - Cyprinodontiformes

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Pseudochromis Springeri

    COMMON NAME - Springer's Dottyback

    SIZE - 1.6" (4 cm)

    RANGE - Red Sea

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Meaty foods including chopped fresh marine fish, crustacean flesh, mysid shrimp, vitamin enriched brine shrimp, frozen preparations for carnivores. Feed daily.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Excellent, however, will eat smaller ornamental shrimps.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Moderately aggressive, keep singly or a proven pair in larger tanks with plenty of hiding places is ok. Will harass anthias, dart gobies, fire gobies, fairy wrasses and will become more aggressive in more confined spaces. Relatively resistant to disease and will accept most prepared foods, will eat small bristleworms, is attracted to the shelter of branching stony coral colonies.

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