Springeri Dottyback (Pseudochromis springerii)
Max Size: 3 inches
Reef Compatible: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
The Springeri Dottyback, also known as the Springer's Dottyback or Springer's Pseudochromis, displays a striking appearance with its primarily dark blue body adorned with three vertical face bands of light blue, along with deep blue outlines on its fins. This fish's distinct personality and curious nature make it a delightful addition for any saltwater enthusiast, promising years of enjoyment.
To provide a comfortable habitat for the Springeri Dottyback, a 30-gallon or larger aquarium with ample hiding places is recommended. Its natural predatory behavior includes preying on pests like bristleworms, making it an excellent candidate for a reef aquarium. If multiple Pseudochromis are kept together, it's essential to introduce them to the aquarium simultaneously to minimize territorial disputes.
The Springeri Dottyback is renowned for its hardiness and durability, making it an excellent choice for both novice and seasoned aquarists alike. Its ability to thrive in various conditions adds to its appeal as a captivating marine fish.
To maintain its health and vibrancy, the Springeri Dottyback should be provided with a varied diet specially formulated for carnivorous fish. Offering foods like brine shrimp, prepared frozen options, and other meaty treats will keep this energetic fish content. In a reef aquarium setting, feeding it once a day will suffice to meet its dietary needs and ensure its well-being. With its captivating looks and lively demeanor, the Springeri Dottyback is sure to bring joy and fascination to any marine aquarium.