Blue Eye Royal Dottyback (Pictichromis dinar)

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Blue Eye Royal Dottyback

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Blue Eye Royal Dottyback

Pictichromis dinar

114 Litres (30 US G.)

6.4-7.6cm (2.5-3 ")

pH

8.1 - 8.5

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

2-5 years

Family

Pseudochromidae






Sexing[edit | edit source]

Females are slightly more slender than males. Not much is known about their reproduction.


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Can be aggressive and territorial, keep one per tank. Keep with larger fish such as Tangs, and larger Clownfish. Smaller mild-tempered fish are liable to be attacked and bullied by this fish.


Behaviour[edit | edit source]

An aggressive and territorial fish despite it's small size.


Identification[edit | edit source]

Can easily be mistaken for Pictichromis paccagnellae, however P.dinar has a much more vivid blue eye, compared to P.paccagnellae which is more purple in colour. P.dinar also has a lyre shape to its caudal fin, lacking in P.paccagnellae. The colour margin between the magnificent maroon anterior and brilliant yellow posterior features a transitional band of colour.

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