Red Spotted Dottyback (Pholidochromis cerasina)
Max Size: 4 inches
Reef Compatible: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons
The Red Spotted Dottyback, native to the Indian Ocean reefs, brings a stunning touch to any saltwater aquarium. Its pale body and fins are adorned with captivating red spots, forming an exquisite lined pattern.
For this charming Pseudochromis, a well-suited habitat would be a 50-gallon or larger aquarium, offering numerous hiding places. It is advisable to house the Red Spotted Dottyback with moderately aggressive fish that are larger than itself to avoid potential conflicts. While it thrives as an excellent reef fish, it should be noted that it may have a tendency to consume small ornamental shrimp.
Being a carnivorous species, the Red Spotted Dottyback will flourish when provided with a diet of meaty foods. A variety of options, such as finely chopped fresh or frozen marine fish, squid, mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, and frozen carnivore preparations, will contribute to its overall health and well-being in the aquarium. By offering a balanced and nutritious diet, aquarists can ensure that this remarkable fish remains a captivating addition to their marine tank.