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      Registered: July 2003
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      Scientific Name: Pseudochromis springeri
      Common Names: Blue-Striped Dottyback, Springer's Dottyback
      Max. size: 5.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 2 - 60 m
      Climate: tropical; 24 - 27°C
      Distribution: Western Indian Ocean = Red Sea.
      Biology: A common inhabitant of lagoon and seaward reefs. Found among corals. Has been reared in captivity.
      Aquarium Care: Provide plenty of hiding places. This species is hardy, active, and moderately aggressive. In smaller tanks it will bother anthias, dart gobies, fire gobies and fairy wrasses. The Blue-Striped Dottyback does best with kept one to a tank, unless a mated pair, or in large well aquascaped aquariums. It accepts a wide variety of aquarim foods, and will eat small bristleworms and smaller ornamental shrimps. Enjoys the shelter of branching stony corals, and hiding places in the rock. The flashes of blue on black body make this a favorite fish among hobbysits.
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      Keywords: Blue-Striped Dottyback; Springer\'s Dottyback

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