Purple Stripe Dottyback (Pictichromis diadema)
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The Purple Stripe Dottyback is primary yellow with one lavender colored stripe running horizontally. This dottyback is very territorial towards other fish and invertebrates, even when their size is greater than the dottyback's. Due to this aggression, it is recommended that the Purple Stripe Dottyback be housed singly. They prefer an environment that has a great deal of live rock to hide in, however, the live rock can bring out their aggression because they become territorial of their hidden dwelling. Providing a well varied diet of meaty foods will enhance the health of the dottyback, while also deterring them from eating the cleaner shrimp. This dottyback has an adult size of only 3", which makes them ideal for smaller aquariums. They are found in the Western Central Pacific within coral rich sheltered reefs up to 30 meters deep. Small groups can be seen poking out of holes and crevices.
- - Add to an aquarium with ample rockwork
- - For continued health, provide a varied diet of meaty foods and vegetable-based foods
- - Reef safe
- - Beginner hobbyist
- - Housed singly
- - Minimum tank size: 30 gallons
- - Approximate selling size: 1.25-2.25"
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ACCLIMATION: Avoid exposing new aquatic life to bright lights after opening the box. Turn off aquarium lights prior to floating aquatic life. Allow the sealed bag with your new fish to float in your aquarium for at least 15 minutes (but no longer than one hour) to ensure the water in the bag matches the temperature in your aquarium. A bacteria booster addition can assist with the addition of new aquatic life. Petco offers free water testing in store to determine if your water is safe for the addition of new aquatic life. DIET: A well-balanced diet consists of a variety of flakes, pellets, freeze-dried and frozen foods, depending on the species. FEEDING: Feed sparingly and no more than fish can eat in 1-2 minutes. Overfeeding can quickly foul the water, especially in smaller aquariums.
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