Splendid dottyback

Pseudochromis splendens is a Pseudochromis from the Indo-WestPacific.

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The Splendid dottyback lives in the reef-associated, non-migratory, marine, depth range 5 - 40 m , usually 20 - 40 m environment.

The Splendid Dottyback is one of the most beautiful rock basslet found in the eastern Indonesia and the NorthWest coast of Australia. Uncommonly imported into the United States, they are in high demand from hobbyists worldwide. More

The Splendid dottyback, Pseudochromis splendens, is a spectacular fish with its bluish gray stripped body and brilliant yellow tail. They tend to be bullies or down right nasty if they are housed with smaller docile fish. More

Once paired the Splendid Dottyback can spawn every 10-14 days and can have large egg masses of over 800 eggs. The eggs hatch quickly in 4-5 days and will remain as larval fish for about 30 days until metamorphosis. More

Splendid Dottyback (Pseudochromis splendens) = splendid dottyback The splendid dottyback (Pseudochromis splendens also Manonichthys splendens) belongs to the family Pseudochromidae. This family of fishes contains about 100 dottyback species. More

Splendid Dottyback - Psuedochromis Splendens - Photo by: Ken Knezick / Island Dreams Return to: Island Dreams' Main Photo Gallery Visit the: Wakatobi Photo Gallery Visit the: Komodo Park Photo Gallery More

The Splendid Dottyback is dark grey and black with rows of yellow-orange spots on the sides, dorsal, and anal fins. A black bar passes through the eye and the dorsal and ventral fins have pale blue edging. More

Splendid Dottyback - Pseudochromis splendens * Farm-Raised * Super Hardy More

Common names

Pracht-Zwergbarsch in German (Deutsch)
Splendid dottyback in English
閃光擬雀鯛 in Mandarin Chinese
闪光拟雀鲷 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Pseudochromidae
Genus : Pseudochromis
Species : Pseudochromis splendens
Authority : Fowler, 1931