The Blue Spotted Dottyback (Pseudochromis persicus) is also known as the Gulf Dottyback. They have a blackish gray body color with small bright blue speckles towards the tail area. They are a hardy Dottyback species that will add life and color to any reef keepers aquarium. They can be kept in small groups providing they are all introduced at the same time and will love to eat problematic pests such as small Mantis Shrimp and Bristle Worms.
Dottybacks are a valued asset to most reef keepers in the hobby as they are usually small and often brightly colored. The Blue Spotted Dottyback is quite often found alone and occasionally in small groups along coral reefs and rocky reef slopes. They live inside reef structures, often at the back of caves and are a very territorial and aggressive about their boundaries. They enjoy darting in and out of rocky crevices and recesses of seaward facing reefs in moderate surge zones where they feed on small fish and invertebrates.
Blue Spotted Dottyback 3-6 cm
Blue Spotted Dottyback
Scientific Name Pseudochromis persicus Origin Indian Ocean, Persian Gulf Max Size 15 cm Reef Safe Yes Min Tank Size Medium Diet Carnivore Care Level Moderate Temperament Semi-Aggressive