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A bright splash of purple and yellow brings vibrant coloration to your reef. The Bicolor Dottyback also known as the Bicolor Pseudochromis, or Royal Dottyback has a true bicolor appearance with a deep purple from its head to the middle of its body and is bright yellow from the middle of its body down to its tail.
It can be an excellent addition to the right community reef or an aquarium where the Dottyback will be one of the smaller fish in the tank which would essential deter any aggression they may otherwise exhibit. Dottybacks can often be quite the bullies especially against smaller and more timid species. They should not be added to aquariums with smaller, timid or hesitant feeders. They are best kept with tangs, larger damselfish, hawkish, angelfish, squirrels, parrots or other fish that are not easily bullied.
The diet of the Bicolor Dottyback should consist of meaty foods like brine shrimp, mysis shrimp or other frozen varieties. As with all marine fish, foods should be enriched with vitamins for optimal coloration and health. Over time the Pseudochromis may acclimate to high-quality flake foods.
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