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Splendid Dottyback

GOOD Fish

Scientific Name Pseudochromis splendens; or Manonichthys splendens

Other Name(s) Splendid Pseudochromis

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Splendid Dottyback

GOOD Fish
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Blue/grey background with pale yellow or orange stripes; black bar through eye; pale snout. Will defend its territory somewhat aggressively, requiring larger tank size and tank mates, and plenty of hiding places.  Confirm captive-bred status, most are still wild-caught.