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Sunrise Dottyback

GOOD Fish

Scientific Name Pseudochromis flavivertex

Other Name(s) Fridman's Dottyback

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Sunrise Dottyback

GOOD Fish
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Blue body with light blue/white ventral area; yellow dorsal stripe from mouth to tail. Moderate defender of its territory; can be kept with small reef fish provided it has plenty of rocky hiding places.  Confirm captive-bred status, most are still wild-caught.