Striped Dottyback (Pseudochromis sankeyi)

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Striped Dottyback

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Striped Dottyback

Pseudochromis sankeyi

114 Litres (30 US G.)

5.1-7.6cm (2-3 ")


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

7-10 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Striped Dottyback, Sankey's Dottyback

Origin[edit | edit source]

From the Gulf of Aden and the southwestern part of the Red Sea.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Protogynous hermaphrodite. Will breed in captivity.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]


Diet[edit | edit source]

Will prey on pests such as bristleworms. Should be should be fed meaty foods such as marine fish, mysis shrimp, crustacean flesh and quality frozen fish preparations.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Reef tank

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Mixes well

Identification[edit | edit source]

The body is white and black striped laterally. The dorsal fin and edges of the caudal fin are transparent. Has been hybridised with the Orchid Dottyback.

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