Sunrise dottyback

Pseudochromis flavivertex is a Pseudochromis from the Western Indian Ocean.

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The Sunrise dottyback lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 2 - 30 m , usually 2 - 30 m environment.

Sunrise Dottyback - Pseudochromis flavivertex # Farm-Raised # Super Hardy # Medium Aggression # Reef Safe # Food - flakes, frozen, brine, just about anything. Will help eat flat worms. More

Sunrise Dottybacks are another brightly colored basslet found in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. They have a yellow stripe dorsally from the snout to the tail, and have a blue body with white ventral area. More

Sunrise Dottyback - Pseudochromis flavivertex * Farm-Raised * Super Hardy More

Sunrise Dottyback ( L-SUNRISE ) is a high quality Dottybacks type product. More

The Sunrise Dottyback is mostly sky blue with a light ventral surface and a yellow stripe running down its dorsal side. This form may also sometime have a yellow tail fin or a yellow ventral surface. More

The Sunrise Dottyback is a beautiful basslet. Its blue color becomes more vivid as the fish matures. Tankraised individuals are available more often than wild caught fish. More

Sunrise Dottyback can grow up to 7 cm what is approximately 2 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 840cm2 of water surface what is approximately 130 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which are medium. More

Found in the Red Sea, the Sunrise Dottyback can reach a length of 3 inches. Males of the species have a bluish body with a bright yellow stripe from it's snout all the way down the back. The females are a bluish-grey with yellowish-white bellies and a yellow tail. More

Pseudochromis or Sunrise Dottyback, is primarily blue with yellow highlights at the fins and eyes. A very curious fish with a distinctive personality, these hardy fish will provide years of enjoyment for the novice or seasoned saltwater enthusiast. More

Common names

Pseudochromis à dos jaune in French (français)
Sunrise dottyback in English
黃頂擬雀鯛 in Mandarin Chinese
黃頂擬雀鯛 in Unknown
黄顶拟雀鲷 in Mandarin Chinese
黄顶拟雀鲷 in Unknown

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Pseudochromidae
Genus : Pseudochromis
Species : Pseudochromis flavivertex
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