Cherry Dottyback

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Pholidochromis cerasina - Gill & Tanaka, 2004
Cherry Dottyback

This moderately aggressive species likes to spend time out in the open. Scott W. Michael

[edit] Overview

This is an unusual dottyback that is a relative rarity in aquarium stores. It is a moderately aggressive member of the genus.

Family: Pseudochromidae

Other common name(s):

Native range:

Maximum length: 7.9 cm (3 in)

Minimum aquarium size: 76 L (20 gal)

Water: Marine 24 °C (297 K, 75 °F) - 28 °C (301 K, 82 °F)

[edit] Feeding

Meaty foods, including finely shredded frozen seafood, mysid shrimp, frozen preparations, pigment-enriched flake food, and Cyclop-eeze. Feed every other day in a reef tank.

[edit] Aquarium Compatibility

Moderately aggressive. Well-suited to the reef aquarium, although it is a threat to ornamental shrimps. Some larger adults can be quite belligerent. This makes it a better candidate for large systems where aggression is spread over a greater area, or for smaller species tanks.

[edit] Notes

Unlike many in its family, the Cherry Dottyback tends to spend a considerable amount of time in the open.

Reference: A PocketExpert Guide to Reef Aquarium Fishes
Image credit: SWM
Text credit: SWM
Facts about Cherry DottybackRDF feed
Common name Cherry Dottyback  +
Family Pseudochromidae  +
Genus Pholidochromis  +
Image credit SWM  +
Maximum length 3 in  +
Minimum aquarium size 20 gal  +
Native range Western Pacific  +, Indonesia  +, and Philippines  +
Reference A PocketExpert Guide to Reef Aquarium Fishes  +
Specific name cerasina  +
Text credit SWM  +
Water max temp 301 K (28 °C, 82 °F)  +
Water min temp 297 K (24 °C, 75 °F)  +
Water type Marine  +